Several diving schools are exploring the coast's magnificent reef and logging new sites. Capurganá arguably has the best diving on mainland Colombia's Caribbean coast, with a better-preserved reef and visibility up to 25m common from August to October. The sea is rough from January to March. At Dive & Green and Centro de Buceo Capurganá, two-tank dives cost between COP$170,000 and COP$210,000.

Hikes

The recently upgraded 4km jungle trail between Capurganá and Sapzurro has wonderful views from a lookout tower at the halfway point. This is the region's best hike by far.

El Cielo, a 3km jungle hike into the mountains from Capurganá, passes several natural swimming pools and waterfalls along a trail where you might see howler and squirrel monkeys, toucans and parrots. Pick up the path at the end of the airstrip.

The pleasant but sometimes strenuous coastal hike to Aguacate, 3.5km south of Capurganá, stops at quiet beaches along the way, while the delightful Playa Soledad can be accessed by a 8km walk east of Capurganá, or on a short boat trip negotiated with one of the fishers on Capurganá's main beach.