Colombia's Pacific Coast
~Where the Jungle meets the ocean~
We recommend PACIFICO TOURS for flight bookings, as there are CHARTER FLIGHTS LEAVING DAILY FROM MEDELLIN TO BAHIA SOLANO! You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org ~
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 15,000; Dorm Beds 30,000; Privates 50,000 -- prices per person~
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 at www.satena.com for flights, however if their flights are expensive or unavailable, we highly recommend Pacifico Tours who can sort out flights as well as tours!
Check out www.pacificotours.com 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.