Nuquí Pacific Region
Colombia’s Pacific region is relatively unexplored: the area’s thick jungle means many locations in the region can be accessed only by boat or dirt track. Nuquí is a small community town in the region with a population of just 7,500 people. Many of these communities are inhabited by Afro-Colombian communities whose ancestors arrived in the region centuries ago, to escape their owners or employers in the bigger cities.
The remoteness of this area makes it the perfect location from which to explore the jungle environment and discover the large numbers of wildlife species, especially birds, which inhabit the area. Colombia’s Pacific coastline is also home to numerous coral reefs. Every year, turtles and humpback whales give birth to their young in the region and raise them here until the young are strong enough to move on.