Climate and seasons: dry season (‘summer’) runs from December through April. The rainy season (‘winter’) runs from mid-April through November. The rainy season is also the time to see some of the rivers in the area turn brightly red, comparable to Caño Cristales. The region has an average temperature of 25 degrees year-round.
Playa Güío: when the river tide is very high during the rainy season, there is a possibility that the cabañas of this ecolodge get flooded (usually in May – June). Should that happen, the place is temporarily closed and we will find you alternative accommodation in the town of San José. During this time some of the attractions in the region are less interesting, although taking a boat through the jungle can be more exciting than during the drier months. It’s up to you.
Off-the-beaten track destination: the area of San José is still developing its tourism, so keep in mind that the tourism infrastructure is very basic. All tailored packages that we offer are programs for adventurers. Don’t expect luxurious resorts in this part of Colombia, but instead beautiful untouched nature.
Vaccination: a yellow fever vaccination is obliged in this area, and you must be able to show your vaccination passport.
What to bring: light and convenient (cotton or fast drying) clothing for a hot and humid climate, but certainly also a pair of long pants and shirts with long sleeves, a rain coat, good hiking boots with profile and an extra pair of shoes or sandals, swimwear, a towel, hat, sunglasses, goggles for underwater views, a first aid kid, sun protection cream and bug repellent (especially during the rainy season). Plastic bags to keep your clothes and other belongings dry and to use as litter bags are recommended. A flashlight is mandatory and bring binoculars for even more up-close views of the area and its magnificent flora and fauna.