Capurganá and Sapzurro
Close to the Panama border, this area of coastline is a nature lover’s dream. There are no motor vehicles in Capurganá, allowing visitors to feel totally disconnected from the daily distractions of life. You’ll be totally immersed and inspired by the beauty of simplicity in this small coastal community. The water is crystal clear and the reefs that protect the beach have a diverse variety of marine life, which is perfect for snorkelers and divers.
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Playas de Providencia
The San Andrés archipelago consists of three major islands, one of them being Providencia. Though these tiny islands are closer to Nicaragua than they are to Colombia, they are the ultimate vacation spot for mainland Colombians. The diving and snorkeling conditions are impeccable. The golden sand and friendly locals only add to the bliss.
Playas de Palomino
If you’re hoping to get off the beaten path, Palomino is the perfect place. The town and its pristine beaches rest quietly on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. You’ll probably have the beach to yourself with the exception of a few locals. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with its rich biodiversity, provides the perfect backdrop.
The town of Nuquí is a tropical hideaway on the edge of Colombia’s densest jungle, at the shores of the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find an entirely different type of beach in the Chocó region, where land and sea seem to crash together. Here, you’ll see orchids in every color possible and gigantic ferns dominating the landscape, while the ocean homes hundreds of humpback whales that come to breed in the bay from June to October.