Must-see attractions in Pacific Coast

  • Santuario de Flora y Fauna Malpelo

    Pacific Coast

    The vast Santuario de Flora y Fauna Malpelo, the largest no-fishing zone in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, provides a critical habitat for threatened…

  • A Humpback whale jumping near the shore of Gorgona Island in the Colombian Pacific.

    Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Isla Gorgona

    Pacific Coast

    Covering the entirety of remote Isla Gorgona, this rarely visited national park is a fine escape for nature lovers. Once a national prison, the island has…

  • Estación Septiembre


    On Playa Cuevita, 5km south of El Valle along the coast, is the turtle-nesting sanctuary and research station of Estación Septiembre. From June to…

  • Salto del Aeropuerto


    A short walk from the airport, this high-volume waterfall pours into deep, crystal-clear swimming holes where you can spot giant freshwater shrimp.

  • Jardín Botánico del Pacífico


    A 170-hectare nature reserve running alongside the Río Mecana made up of mangroves, virgin tropical forest and a botanical garden of native plants and…

  • Playa Olímpica


    Just south of the mouth of the Río Nuquí, rugged Playa Olímpica stretches as far as the eye can see. A local named Señor Pastrana can paddle you across…

  • Cascada Chocolatal


    Near the south end of town you'll find this impressive waterfall that empties into an icy-cold swimming hole. The jungle towers over you on both sides of…