Nuqui & Bahia Solano

Whale spotting

Local fishermen

~ Climate: the word rainforest may have already given away an important piece of advice: it rains a lot in this area, almost every day of the year. It never gets cold though with an average temperature of 30 degrees year-round. Nature owes its beauty for a large part to this weather. Heavy rains usually last no longer than an hour. It is a good idea to wrap your luggage in plastic bags in your backpack or suitcase. Moreover, bring a large garbage bag to be able to cover your backpack or suitcase itself if necessary – for instance when rain pours down during the boat ride to your ecolodge.

~ Travel light: the baggage allowance of flights to this area is 10kg per person. Pack clothing suited for a warm and humid climate, but don’t forget to bring a pair of pants and long sleeves for jungle treks.

Beaches filled with crabs

~ Health: To visit Nuquí and Bahía Solano you are obliged to have a yellow fever vaccination.

~ Money: There are no ATMs in Nuquí, Bahía Solano or at the ecolodges. Even though three meals a day and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your stay, bring some pesos in cash for things like tourist taxes, personal expenses and optional activities.

~ Seasonal activities: the whale season runs from July until November. The sea turtle season runs from September until January.

~ Bring a flashlight: the ecolodges only provide electricity for a few hours a day. It can also be a good idea to bring binoculars for even more up-close views of the area, its whales, dolphins, monkeys, dart frogs and all other creatures of nature.

~ Eco-tourism: please take your own garbage back to Medellín, where they have better waste disposal and recycling possibilities.