Het strand in de jungle.

Capurganá, get to know a beach inside a jungle

A small town of fishermen and small-scale tourism, is located on the northwest coast of Colombia, on the border with Panama. It consists of a special ecosystem of jungle and beach and it is a perfect place to rest, walk and to enjoy water sports.

Capurganá is the perfect destination for travellers who want to visit remote places with exuberant nature and who want to get to know life on the Colombian coast.

Capurganá can be reached by small aircraft from Medellín, or by bus and boat. From Capurganá you can make beautiful trekkings in the jungle on the coast. You can also dive here and you will find many beautiful beaches near Capurganá.

Enjoy this Colombian Caribbean: a unique and authentic experience!


Average 30°C with high humidity

Recommended clothing

Bathing suit and light clothing. Wear comfortable shoes as you will probably walk a lot.

How to get there?

There are several options for going to Capurganá: you can fly from Medellín to Acandí and travel from there with a speedboat taxi in just over an hour to Capurganá. Or you can fly directly from Medellín to Capurganá in an hour.

What does this place offer you?

• A relaxing athmosphere.
• Beautiful beaches.
• Impressive tropical nature.
• (Under)water sports.
• Special plants and animals.

What to do?

• Relax on the beach with a delicious cocktail.
• Go the natural pools of La Coquerita, which are actually coves and belong to the sea.
• Visit nearby beaches such as La Miel, La Soledad, El Aguacate and Playa Blanca in Panama. From Capurganá you can walk to Playa Blanca along the beautiful coast.
• Enjoy snorkeling or diving and admire the coral and marine life at Playa Tiburón or Playa Aguacate.

Typical local dishes

Encocado de pargo: a fish (snapper) in coconut milk, prepared in a stew.
Ceviche: A raw fish or seafood dish with lemon, onion, tomato, coriander and sauces.


• Make sure you are vaccinated against yellow fever.
• Bring sun protection and insect repellent.
• A waterproof bag to store your belongings can be useful.

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