Colombia ends its extraordinary Caribbean coastline with a flourish: these two idyllic, laid-back villages and their surrounding beaches are hidden in an isolated corner of Colombia's northwest, just a short stroll from the Panamanian border, and make up two of the country's least visited highlights. Backed by jungle-covered mountains and washed by fabulously azure waters, the villages attract a crowd of locals and backpackers seeking refuge from the chaotic mainstream of Colombian life. Do yourself a favor and make time to join them.
Part of the adventure is just getting here: both Capurganá and Sapzurro are only accessible by a fairly rough boat ride from Turbo or Necoclí, or by a tiny plane from Medellín. Consequently, the beaches here remain some of Colombia's least overrun. However, that's all set to change as foreign backpackers discover these fantastic destinations and tourism continues to boom.