Colombia's Pacific Coast
~Where the Jungle meets the ocean~
The Humpback Turtle has been the place for like minded travelers on the Pacific Coast since 2011, when the first bungalow was born. Since then, we along with the local community have put our hearts and souls into what the Humpback is today. We offer private rooms, dorm beds, as well as a covered camp site with lockers. Our restaurant serves fresh fish daily, and delicious flavors come from our extensive organic farm. We have a vibey beach bar, where you can have a cold beer or fruit juice while watching the waves crash. Everything has been made with natural materials from the region, with palm thatch roofs, tropical hardwood floors, and cane and bamboo walls. As we are right on the beach in front of the Pacific Ocean, the sea breeze keeps nights cool and the verdant jungle the air fresh. Nestled amidst our lush gardens and between 2 streams, the Humpback is your spot from which to explore the beauty of Choco and the magic of the Pacific Coast!.
El Valle, Bahia Solano
Pacific Coast, Colombia
~ Camping/Hammock 20,000; Dorm Beds 35,000; Privates 60,000 1px 120,000 2px ~
Tundo River/Jungle Hike
The Tundo River meanders through the dense Choco Rain Forest, many birds and other jungle fauna
Utria National Park
Isla Playa Blanca, coral reef snorkeling, elevated trail through Mangrove forest
45+- minute boat ride each way, day trip
75,000 boat transport
Park Entrance fee of 39,000 foreigners / 14,000 with Colombian ID
18,000 Lunch on Playa Blanca
Embera Indigenous Community
Indigenous Community of the Embera Tribe, 2 hours up the Rio Valle
Cultural exchange with the Indigenous, Views of the Rio Valle and the agricultural heart of the area, local flora and fauna
100,000 per person including boat transport, guide, and lunch
This section of the Pacific Coast has world class game fishing, Red Snapper, Dorado, Golden Travalley, Sail Fish, Marlin, Barracuda, Amber Jack, Yellow Fin Tuna, and the list goes on....
Coastal Fishing, 150,000 per person, half day
Deep Sea Fishing 500,000 per person, full day
Spear Fishing 150,000 per person, half day
Be sure to book you tours with us at the hostel to ensure quality service and knowledgable guides!
Here at the Humpback we take great pride and our dedicated to Conscious and Sustainable practices. We recycle the great majority of trash produced in the hostel, with separation of Glass, Aluminium, Paper, and Organic "Trash." There is no trash service from the local government given our location on the beach, hence we took the matter into our own hands, as we use these recycled materials for alternative construction methods!
From there very beginning, we have invested heart and soul into the land. At this point we are blessed to have an extensive organic farm, where we have more than 15 types of fruit trees, and a wide array of herbs and vegetables. All of our fertilizer is produced in house through our kitchen compost, and our "baños secos" which are dry composting toilets. Through these methods we have been able to maintain healthy, productive, organic produce which we serve daily in our restaurant!
~ There are daily flights from Medellin's Olaya Herrera Airport in El Poblado to Bahia Solano. For internet purchases you can try Satena Airlines for flights, as well as ADA Airlines, however if their flights are expensive or unavailable, we highly recommend Pacifico Tours who can sort out flights as well as tours!
Check out Pacifico Tours for all things Pacific!!
~Alternatively you can take the cargo boat from Buenaventura to Bahia Solano, which leaves every Tuesday from Buenaventura, and every Saturday back from Bahia Solano to Buenaventura! Takes about 24 hours, costs 150,000 pesos, and includes 3 meals and a bunk bed! You can call the Captain Oscar at +57 3146178859 for info~ The boat leaves from the "Bodega de Renacer" in El Piñol area in Buenaventura.
Boats leave Mondays and Fridays from Nuqui to El Valle, where the Humpback Turtle is located. Boats leave around 7 am and cost 70,000 per person, returning back to Nuqui the same day around 11 am!
Whale Season on the Pacific Coast of Colombia is from July to October! We are fortunate to be located in the Gulf of Tribuga, where the Humpback Whales travel thousands of miles yearly migrating to these rich waters to give birth! It is a spectacular display of nature at its rawest. Whale watching trips are available daily throughout the season, prices are roughly 100,000 pesos per person depending on number of passengers.
~We work directly with the local boat captains and whale guides, and you can book these tours at the reception!
For an amazing ride through Colombia, check out a group of hostels we belong where good vibes are assured!~Colombian Hostels~
For another epic experience of a lifetime, try Casa en el Agua;~)