CAPURGANÁ

Come with us, away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a hidden paradise in Colombia. A traffic free town, disconnected from road, surrounded by the dense vegetation which can only be reached by boat or a small plane. Nature’s gem nestled between tropical rainforest and sparkling waters with beautiful white sand beaches. Capurgana, in the department of Choco in Colombia and close to the Panama border, where you will see nature in its full glory. This is the only department of Colombia that is lapped by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The coral reefs are excellently preserved in its natural state and are home to schools of colorful fish. An ideal destination for snorkeling and diving.

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Capurganá

Capurgana is situated in the municipality of Acandí on the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Urabá. This region of Colombia was inhabited by the Cuna Indians and the name Capurgana translates to the “land of chili” in their language. Capurgana in every sense is a nature’s marvel offering a truly inspiring display of how progress and nature can peacefully flourish at the same time and in the same place. We invite one and all to witness this hidden gem.

Our two distinct packages of 5 days and 4 nights are tailor made which allow you to relax, explore, indulge and experience the place in its truest form. Our mission is to arrange every minute detail of your trip; stay, transportation, transfers, food and activities. You will not spend days planning your holiday: Hi Cartagena will do all the work for you. Both the packages include, transportation by land and by water along with all the port taxes, your stay in a luxury resort and 3 time daily meals when in Trigana and Capurgana. Keep reading more in the tabs about the activities and tours that you can do in and around Capurgana or read below about our packages.

Trekking in and around Capurgana

There are some very interesting hiking routes around Capurgana and each is distinct from the other. In other words, each is a must!!

La Coquerita. We will go through the tropical forest of Capurgana alongside the majestic Caribbean sea to witness a human nest. We can take a halt for some time, enjoy natural juices which the place has to offer. Another place for hiking is in Sapzurro. It is a small town known for its serene beach and virgin jungles. Explore the jungles of Sapzurro and head to the waterfall Casacada la Diana. This is a short flat walk. There is a small pool at the base of the waterfall if you need a break from the heat and humidity.

The walk to La Miel will be one to remember. We will be visiting the Republic of Panama by foot so make sure you take your ID card or passport. As you will need to present it at the border post. This walk offers some great views from the border post and ends at the picturesque La Miel beach in Panama. The water is crystal clear making it the place for awarding snorkeling. Do try out some super-strong beach cocktails.

Scuba Diving, Snorkeling & Fishing

Experience this one of a kind adventure and see the world underwater like never before. The best places to practice Scuba diving and snorkleing are in warm, calm seas with clear water making Capurgana a hot favorite spot. If you are a certified scuba diver or not doesn’t matter.  There are perfect conditions in these regions and we have great instructors that will guide you through your first dive. Due to the richness of the seabed and underwater life, you just can’t give this activity a miss. While snorkeling is easier and enjoyable for all ages and skill levels. It’s exercise and it’s relaxation. It’s an ideal adventure for families and friends. There are many sites where you can have a spectacular immersion and see the coral and its fauna in its grandeur.

Also try the fishing in Capurgana! This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch. There are some interesting species to catch in the area. Your guide will know the best spots and methods for catching the species, and also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier.

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Necoclí, Triganá, Sapzurro, La Miel, Capurganá – 5 Days, 4 Nights.

This package of 5 nights includes: 1 night in Necocli, 1 night in Trigana and 2 nights in Capurgana

We will board the morning bus in Cartagena close to the famous Walled city. Once every one is onboard we will start our journey to Necocli which is approximately a 10-hour drive. It also includes about 2 hours of pit stop in Monteria for lunch. This lunch is not included in the package. The travellers are also advised to withdraw cash in Monteria as there are no ATMs in Trigana and Capurgana. After lunch we will leave Monteria and continue our journey to Necocli.

We will spend our first night in Necocli which is small beachside town. The next morning we will leave on a speedboat to Trigana. From Necocli it takes only 30 minutes to reach the beautiful bay of Trigana. The unique thing about Trigana is the dark sand which is not very common. After checking in to your resort you can either go for hikes, sit back & relax or hire a boat and go take a round in the blue waters ideal for snorkeling. We will spend our night here and next day head to Capurgana on a speedboat.

From Trigana it is a boat ride of around 1 hour and 30 minutes to Capurgana.  We will be spending two nights in Capurgana and also crossing the border by feet to reach Panama!!! There are lots of activites one can indulge in to have a totally memorable experience.  In these two days we will take you through a kaleidoscope of activities and experiences which will reverberate with you for a long time. Please check out our detailed itinerary for four nights by clicking on the tabs above.

After spending the second night in Capurgana, the following day we will head to Necocli on a speedboat leaving behind sweet memories and probably some impressions.

Day 1 – Transport to Necoclí (stop for lunch in Montería)

The morning bus journey will start at around 9am, which can be boarded at a meeting point near to the Clock tower in the Walled city. We will reach Monteria in around 5 hours where we will take a stop to have lunch. Also the travellers will have the opportunity to walk to the nearby mall for shopping, if desired. Also to withdraw cash which is highly recommended as there are no ATMs in Trigana or Capurgana. After lunch we will start our journey to Necocli, which we will reach by 7pm.  We will check into our hotel which is right in front of the local dock. You can go out in the evening and explore Necocli, which a small beachside town founded by Pedro de Heredia, a Spanish explorer, in 1509. There are some local restaurants where you can have quick bite before calling it a day.

What's Included

Transportation in a bus from Cartagena to Necocli
Overnight stay in a Hotel in Necocli

*pickup is done within central part of Cartagena, ask us!

What's Not Included

Lunch in Monteria
Dinner in Necocli
Following day breakfast in Necocli

Day 2 – Triganá Island Escape

This morning after having a quick breakfast we will report at the dock in Necocli at around 7:30am. After checking in all the passengers on the boat we will leave the dock at around 8:30am. Cruising through the blue waters of the caribbean we will head to the beautiful bay of Trigana. We will check into our resort which is a colony of 19 bungalows right in front of the beach and in the lap of the mountains. A tranquil abode for families, group of friends or couples who are looking for a break from their daily jogtrot. The resort has a pool and also the facility of preparing BBQ if one wishes to. Following are the options of tours and activities for day (comes with an additional cost):

– Hike to Bosque los Gigantes to see the giant trees. It is a four hours hike, to and from
– Spend the day in the sun relaxing, snorkeling and kayaking on the beach
– Hire a boat and head to Playa de Rio Ciego, to see the meeting point of the river and sea. It is a 10 minute boat ride. Discover the clear waters snorkeling in the corals
– Horse riding along the beach
– Couples can opt for having a private dinner at the resort’s private dock

You can choose the activities and customize your day the way you want.

What's Included

Transportation in speedboat from Necocli to Trigana
Port taxes
Stay in a resort in Trigana
Lunch and dinner in the resort
Access to swimming pool and dock area in the resort

What's Not Included

Soft drinks & Alcohol

Day 3 – Sapzurro, La Miel & Capurganá

We will have our breakfast in the resort in Trigana. After that we will be picked by the speedboat at around 9am. It will take us around one hour and thirty minutes navigating through the sea to reach Capurgana. But we won’t get off the boat yet. We will take a small halt of around 10 minutes or lesser as some passengers will deboard, while some might join in to head to Sapzurro a small town known for its serene beach and virgin jungles. In ten minutes our boat will be docked at the pier next to a restaurant where we will have our lunch. Before that we will have time to explore the jungles of Sapzurro and head to the waterfall Casacada la Diana. This is a short flat walk. There is a small pool at the base of the waterfall if you need a break from the heat and humidity. From there we will head back to the restaurant where we will have our lunch.

Post lunch it will be the time to visit the neighbouring Republic of Panama. There are two ways of reaching Panama. One is through the same boat which brings us to Sapzurro. The other option is by foot and we would recommend this. It is 45 minutes to one hour hike till La Miel in Panama. This walk offers some great views from the border post. Make sure you take your ID card or passport, as you will need to present it at the border post. The walk ends at the picturesque La Miel beach in Panama. The water is crystal clear making it the place for snorkelling. Do try out some super-strong beach cocktails. After wrapping up in La Miel, we will get on the boat which will head back to Capurgana. From the dock in Capurgana it will be a 3 minute walk to our resort, where we will be received with a welcome drink. After checking in one can spend the rest of the day chilling in the pool of the resort. The other awesome facilities which the resort provides are jacuzzi, turkish bath and open bar till 11pm!!! At around 7:30pm the buffet dinner will be organized in the public area of the restaurant.

What's Included

Breakfast in the resort in Trigana
Transportation in a speedboat from Trigana to Sapzurro, La Miel, Capurgana
Port taxes
Lunch in Sapzurro

Open bar in the resort in Capurgana till 11pm
Access to swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath
Stay in a resort in Capurgana
Dinner in the resort in Capurgana

Day 4 – Capurganá Into the Jungle

We will have our breakfast in the public area of the resort. It will be buffet system. After having our breakfast we will go on hiking to La Coquerita. We will walk through the tropical forests of Capurgana alongside the majestic Caribbean sea. Passing by the Piscina de los dioses (Pool of the gods) and through some tough terrain, hiking for an hour we will reach the bohemian architectural marvel made from wood, stone and everything the nature has to offer. The site has a nautral fresh water jacuzzi overlooking the sea. We call it a human nest. La Coquerita is a living legend of perseverance and undying love for nature. We will take a halt for some time, enjoy natural juices which the place has to offer. Later we will head back to the hotel for lunch.

Post lunch one can choose to paddle board or even spend the evening at leisure indulging in the resort’s away-from-it-all charm or in the tranquil serenity under the shade of the palm trees at the quiet beach. Since it will be your last evening you can savor light bites and refreshing drinks at the bar. At night the buffet dinner will be served.

What's Included

Breakfast in the resort in Capurgana
Lunch in the resort in Capurgana
Dinner in the resort in Capurgana
Open bar in the resort in Capurgana till 11pm
Access to swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath

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Day 5 – Transport to Necocli and Cartagena

The last day of the trip. Wake up fresh and enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your resort. Before checking out, bask in the morning sun and take a dip in your pool or head down to the beach for some more quiet time in the sun. After checking out from the resort we will head to the dock to get on to the speedboat which will transport us back to Necocli. It will be a 2 hours boat ride back to Necocli. From Necocli we will take our bus back to Cartagena.

Necoclí, Sapzurro, La Miel, Capurganá – 5 Days, 4 Nights.

This package of 5 nights includes: 1 night in Necocli, 3 nights in Capurgana

We will board the morning bus in Cartagena close to the famous Walled city. Once every one is onboard we will start our journey to Necocli which is approximately a 10-hour drive. It also includes about 2 hours of pit stop in Monteria for lunch. This lunch is not included in the package. The travellers are also advised to withdraw cash in Monteria as there are no ATMs in Trigana and Capurgana. After lunch we will leave Monteria and continue our journey to Necocli.

We will spend our first night in Necocli which is small beachside town. The next morning we will leave on a speedboat to Capurgana. From Necocli it takes around 2 hours to reach Capurgana. We will be spending three nights in Capurgana and also crossing the border by feet to reach Panama!!! There are lots of activites one can indulge in to have a totally memorable experience. In these three days we will take you through a kaleidoscope of activities and experiences which will reverberate with you for a long time. There are plans for hiking, diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding; you can customize it the way you want. Please check out our detailed itinerary for four nights by clicking on the tabs above.

After spending the third night in Capurgana, the following day we will head to Necocli on a speedboat leaving behind sweet memories and probably some impressions.

Day 1 – Transport to Necoclí (stop for lunch in Montería)

The morning bus journey will start at around 9am, which can be boarded at a meeting point near to the Clock tower in the Walled city. We will reach Monteria in around 5 hours where we will take a stop to have lunch. Also the travellers will have the opportunity to walk to the nearby mall for shopping, if desired. Also to withdraw cash which is highly recommended as there are no ATMs in Capurgana. After lunch we will start our journey to Necocli, which we will reach by 7pm.  We will check into our hotel which is right in front of the local dock. You can go out in the evening and explore Necocli, which a small beachside town founded by Pedro de Heredia, a Spanish explorer, in 1509. There are some local restaurants where you can have quick bite before calling it a day.

What's Included

Transportation in a bus from Cartagena to Necocli
Overnight stay in a Hotel in Necocli

*pickup is done within central part of Cartagena, ask us!

What's Not Included

Lunch in Monteria
Dinner in Necocli
Breakfast in Necocli

Day 2 – Sapzurro, La Miel & Capurganá

This morning after having a quick breakfast we will report at the dock in Necocli at around 7:30am. After checking in all the passengers on the boat we will leave the dock at around 8:30am.  It will take us around two hours navigating through the sea to reach Capurgana. But we won’t get off the boat yet. We will take a small halt of around 10 minutes or lesser as some passengers will deboard, while some might join in to head to Sapzurro a small town known for its serene beach and virgin jungles. In ten minutes our boat will be docked at the pier next to a restaurant where we will have our lunch. Before that we will have time to explore the jungles of Sapzurro and head to the waterfall Casacada la Diana. This is a short flat walk. There is a small pool at the base of the waterfall if you need a break from the heat and humidity. From there we will head back to the restaurant where we will have our lunch.

Post lunch it will be the time to visit the neighbouring Republic of Panama. There are two ways of reaching Panama. One is through the same boat which brings us to Sapzurro. The other option is by foot and we would recommend this. It is 45 minutes to one hour hike till La Miel in Panama. This walk offers some great views from the border post. Make sure you take your ID card or passport, as you will need to present it at the border post. The walk ends at the picturesque La Miel beach in Panama. The water is crystal clear making it the place for snorkelling. Do try out some super-strong beach cocktails. After wrapping up in La Miel, we will get on the boat which will head back to Capurgana. From the dock in Capurgana it will be a 3 minute walk to our resort, where we will be received with a welcome drink. After checking in one can spend the rest of the day chilling in the pool of the resort. The other awesome facilities which the resort provides are jacuzzi, turkish bath and open bar till 11pm!!! At around 7:30pm the buffet dinner will be organized in the public area of the restaurant.

What's Included

Transportation in a speedboat from Necoclí to Sapzurro, La Miel, Capurgana
Port taxes
Lunch in Sapzurro
Stay in a resort in Capurgana

Access to swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath
Dinner in the resort in Capurgana
Open bar in the resort in Capurgana till 11pm

Day 3 – Aqua World Capurganá

We will have our nutritious buffet breakfast in the public area of the resort. After that there are lots of activties one can choose from. To start with, the very essential Diving. We recommend that we start it early to make the most of the your day. We will hook you up with a certified diver who will take care of you and make sure that we go to the best spots. Even if you are a first time diver, you have no reasons to worry. Diving in the crystal clear water in Capurgana is once in a lifetime experience. The moment you leap off the boat, you’re submerged into a different world, a moment unparalleled. Do it to believe the sheer majesty and serenity of the ocean and what lies beneath the waves. You can also choose to do snorkeling, and feel like one the of underwater species living in the world’s biggest aquarium.

We will be back to our hotel for lunch which is included with your stay. Later in the day one can choose to chill out in the hotel and make use of the awesome facilities like jacuzzi, Turkish bath and open bar till 11pm!!! At around 7:30pm the buffet dinner will be organized in the public area of the restaurant.

What's Included

Breakfast in the resort in Capurgana
Lunch in the resort in Capurgana
Dinner in the resort in Capurgana
Open bar in the resort in Capurgana till 11pm
Access to swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath

Day 4 – Capurganá Into the Jungle

We will have our breakfast in the public area of the resort. It will be buffet system. After having our breakfast we will go on hiking to La Coquerita. We will walk through the tropical forests of Capurgana alongside the majestic Caribbean sea. Passing by the Piscina de los dioses (Pool of the gods) and through some tough terrain, hiking for an hour we will reach the bohemian architectural marvel made from wood, stone and everything the nature has to offer. The site has a nautral fresh water jacuzzi overlooking the sea. We call it a human nest. La Coquerita is a living legend of perseverance and undying love for nature. We will take a halt for some time, enjoy natural juices which the place has to offer. Later we will head back to the hotel for lunch.

Post lunch one can choose to paddle board or spend the evening at leisure indulging in the resort’s away-from-it-all charm or in the tranquil serenity under the shade of the palm trees at the quiet beach. Since it will be your last evening you can savor light bites and refreshing drinks at the bar. At night the buffet dinner will be served.

What's Included

Breakfast in the resort in Capurgana
Lunch in the resort in Capurgana
Dinner in the resort in Capurgana
Open bar in the resort in Capurgana till 11pm
Access to swimming pool, jacuzzi and Turkish bath

Day 5 – Transport to Necocli and to Cartagena

The last day of the trip. Wake up fresh and enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your resort. Before checking out, bask in the morning sun and take a dip in your pool or head down to the beach for some more quiet time in the sun. After checking out from the resort we will head to the dock to get on to the speedboat which will transport us back to Necocli. It will be a 2 hours boat ride back to Necocli. From Necocli we will take our bus back to Cartagena.

What We Recommend You To Bring

Polarized Sunglasses
Mosquito Spray
Hat or Cap
Sunscreen
Comfortable layers for changing weather conditions