Welcome to Buenaventura


The only reason to come here is transportation. Most tourist traffic runs through the muelle turístico (tourist wharf). This part of town is quite safe, and many restaurants and hotels cluster nearby.


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Buenaventura activities

$120 Outdoor Activities

Cali Cloud Forest Private Bird Watching Full-Day Tour

Your morning starts early with a 5:30am pick up from your hotel. About an hour later you'll arrive at the birding trail. Close to the Km 18 of the Buenaventura road, a well-known spot for bird-watching, you may find tanagers, roadside hawks, the Andean mot mot, tucanets, and many more species. You will do some birding in the road and then move on to the Finca Alejandría (a finca is a rural estate), one of the most important birding hot-spots in the Cauca Valley. The Finca Alejandría is one of the best places in South America for hummingbird sighting. You will have breakfast and lunch at the finca, then at 1pm you'll head out to the Cock of the Rock farm, the place where you'll view this spectacular bird.Your day ends in the afternoon with a drop off at your hotel around 4:30pm.

$146 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching - Live The Colombian Pacific

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Catedral de Buenaventura, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentWe will drive from Cali, to the Buenaventura port. This drive is about 2 hours. We will encounter beautiful landscapes and have breakfast before getting to the port. Once we get to the port we will take a speed boat out to the national park of Uramba. Stop At: Uramba Malaga Bay Natural National ParkAfter a speed boat ride to the Natural National Park of Uramba we will get ourselves settled in and head out to the beaches. This natural hot spot is a beautiful place full of diversity and tropical nature. We will head out in a small speed boat to the open sea and be witness to the miracle that is the humpback whales.After this we will head back, have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of beach. Duration: 4 hours

$650 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Adventurous Whale Watching

ItineraryDay 1: On our way to Bahia MalagaStop At: Barrio San Antonio, Cali, Valle del Cauca DepartmentPick up in your hotel in San Antonio neighborhoodDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Catedral de Buenaventura, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentSpeedboat from Buenaventura to Bahía MálagaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentRow through the mangroves until you reach a natural swimming pool in the middle of the jungleDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentSpirit tasting of homemade colombian pacific coast viche Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch: We have sea food, chicken and veggie option • Dinner: We have sea food, chicken, veggie option or you can try the local snacks like empanadas, aborrajados and arepa de huevoAccommodation included: Rural oceanfront accommodation Day 2: Enjoy Bahía MálagaStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentHike to La Barra by the beach. Explore the last village of Valle del Cauca in the pacific coastDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentVisit the Wounaan indigenous settlement. You will have the opportunity to buy handicrafts and support their workDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentKayak to Isla Palma. You will cross the pacific ocean until you reach an island consider as a bird sanctuary, here you can walk around, enjoy some waterfalls, the beach and you will also find cavesDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: We have sea food, chicken, veggie option or you can try the local snacks like empanadas, aborrajados and arepa de huevo • Breakfast: Ask for any fruit you want for breakfast • Lunch: We have sea food, chicken or veggie option Accommodation included: Rural oceanfront accommodation Day 3: Back to CaliStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentWhale watching tourDuration: 1 hourStop At: Bahia Malaga, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentEnjoy the beachDuration: 1 hourStop At: Catedral de Buenaventura, Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca DepartmentSpeedboat from Bahia Malaga to BuenaventuraDuration: 1 hourStop At: Barrio San Antonio, Cali, Valle del Cauca DepartmentPrivate transportation back to Cali Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: You can tell us if you want an special fruit for breakfast • Lunch: We have sea food, chicken and veggie optionNo accommodation included on this day.

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