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Midway along the Chocó coast is the small town of Nuquí. It boasts a wide beach right in front of town and a long, rugged stretch of sand across the river. A short boat ride away, the secluded beach of Guachalito has some of the best resorts along this coast. A number of indigenous communities live up the Nuquí river but are not in the business of receiving visitors.

The town itself is paved with a mixture of concrete and gravel, but has no car traffic. It's a convenient base from which to explore the gorgeous surrounding area.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Nuquí.