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 hammocks and lockers. Our restaurant serves fresh fish daily, and delicious flavors come from our extensive organic garden. 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!.
~ Hammock $25,000
~ Dorm Beds $39,000
~ Private Room $60,000
~ Locally caught fish and homegrown herbs and fruits is our speciality;)
+57 322 3742923
El Valle, Bahia Solano
Pacific Coast, Colombia
Tundo River/Jungle Hike
The Tundo River meanders through the dense Choco Rain Forest, many birds and other jungle fauna
3-4 hours.....50,000 per person
Utria National Park
Isla Playa Blanca, coral reef, elevated trail through Mangrove forest
90,000 per person boat transport.....45+- minute boat ride each way, day trip
Park Entrance fee of 43,000 foreigners / 18,000 with Colombian ID or Student ID
Embera Indigenous Community
Indigenous Community of the Embera Tribe, 2 hours up the Rio Valle each way
Cultural exchange with the Indigenous, Views of the Rio Valle and the agricultural heart of the area, local flora and fauna
150,000 per person including boat transport, guide, and lunch
1.5 hour walk down the beach, over the headlands and through the jungle to a beautiful beach with a waterfall upstream!
35,000 per person
Surf El Valle and Reefs
We rent boards and give lessons in front of the hostel on Almejal Beach
Surf trips to Juna and Bananal reef breaks: 150,000 per person
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/Reef Fishing: 110,000 per person
Jurubira Hot Springs
1.5 hour boat ride to the small village Jurubira, a 15 min walk through the jungle to the stunning rustic jungle hot springs
190,000 per person
Sea Turtle Viewing (August - December)
A night walk down the beaches of Almejal and La Cuevita, looking for sea turtles laying their eggs in the sand
35,000 per person
Be sure to book your tours with us at the hostel to ensure quality service and knowledgable guides
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.
We work directly with the local boat captains and whale guides, and you can book these tours at the reception!
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!
~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 6 am and cost 70,000 per person, returning back to Nuqui the same day around 11 am!
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;~)