Fly Medellin to Capurgana
Isolated on the north-western extreme of Colombia, Capurgana is a joy to behold. From the moment you're greeted at Acandi airport by a cheerful horse and cart driver to when you're speeding along in a launch bouncing off the swell as you watch uninhabited beaches, enshrouded by hills covered in lush jungle rush by, you quickly realise that this place is worth coming to.
Afro-descendant communities welcome you to the stony, sandy (car-less) streets of Capurgana which lies looking out at a magnificent vista of Caribbean Sea.
Visitors are enveloped by the sleepy, slow way of life where there are walks along the coastline to local reserves, or short climbs through jungle to reach the golden sandy bay of nearby Sapzurro, or even a walk over the steps into Panama where more paradisaical beaches await - this certainly fits the bill as a Caribbean getaway.
Maybe most impressive, however, is that Capurgana lies nestled in the shadow of one of the world's great and most treacherous rainforests - the Darien - that runs unbroken and pristine into Panama and south to the Choco and Ecuador.
Overnight jungle treks await those willing to enter this stunning forest.
Travel by horse, cart and speedboat
Arrive in Acandi and transfer by horse and cart to the pier, then transfer to Capurgana by speed boat (40mins).
Arrive in Capurgana and walk to the hotel
Afternoon Coastal Walk
Afternoon coastal walk (30mins) to La Coquerita Reserve owned by Remberto the fisherman and his wife Sonia. Drink lemonade or Caribbean Flower drink, bathe in natural freshwater and seawater pools.
Return to Capurgana for some time at the beach and then onto the hotel to freshen up.
Dinner at Josefina's restaurant on the beach.
You will be staying at Lodge Mares Capurgana