How to get to CAPURGANA

Here you can find some useful information to make your trip to Capurgana easier.

Keep in mind that Bahia Lodge is not a travel agency, we neither book your flights nor make travel reservations.

If you are looking for a package including airfare from Medellin please contact:
Email: gerencia@globaltripsExclude.travel
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National Flight connections within Colombia:

MEDELLIN - ACANDI:

Medellin got a daily flight connection to Acandi. You can make your reservation online at ADA - Aerolínea De Antioquia (approx. 1 h, 225.000 COP one way).
From Acandi your trip will continue by boat as described further down. This trip can be made in one day, as the flight and boat schedule do match.

MEDELLIN - CAPURGANA:

As well there are charter flights to Capurgana, mainly in the high season. Offered by 2 companies:
 
De Colombia Para El Mundo (Medellin)
Phone:(+57) 266 78 22, Mobile: (+57) 3133241269 and Mobile: (+57) 317 400 94 18
Free national calls: 01 8000 121333
Email: decolombiaparaelmundo1@gmailExclude.com

or with: Castillo Castro Ltda.(Medellin)
Phone: (+57) 313 6857542
Email: reservasccuib@hotmailExclude.com

BOGOTA - MEDELLIN:

Bogota got a daily flights connection from and to Medellin, but no flight connection to Capurgana. You can make your reservation online on the web pages of Satena - Aerolínea, Avianca, Viva Colombia or LAN.

BOGOTA - APARTADO:

From Bogota there is a daily flight connection to Apartado (approx. 200.000 COP one way). You can make your reservation online at Satena - Aerolínea, Easyfly or LAN.
From Apartado there are Taxi services to Turbo (1 hour, approx. 40.000 COP one way).
From Turbo your trip will continue by boat as described further down.


Please note that this trip cannot be made in one day, as the flight and boat schedule do not match on your way to Capurgana - on your way back it is possible in one day if your flight leaves after 3 P.M.; so you have to stay overnight either in Apartado or in Turbo. But this alternative can save you up to 50 % of what you pay for your flight tickets. Flight connection from Bogota via Medellin to Acandí can be done in 1 day.
There are several Hotels in Turbo, as the Hotel Aquarius (good and not expensive) phone (+57) 827 43 32, or the Hotel Almirante Jose, phone (+57) 827 25 76.

BOGOTA - MONTERIA:

There are daily flights from Bogota to MONTERIA – VIVA Colombia – LAN – Avianca – Satena.
From MONTERIA to Negocli you can take a shared taxi service ( 2 ½ hours – 30.000 COP per pers.), phone (+57) 311-695 66 33 (Sr. Julian Mejia).
From Negocli there is a Yacht which reaches in only 90 min. Capurgana as described further down.

National road and sea connections within Colombia:

The road connection ends in Turbo or in Negocli, from there you only can continue your trip to Capurgana by speed boat or sailing boat (Negocli), which is more convenient and faster as the connection between Turbo and Capurgana.

CARTAGENA - MONTERIA - NEGOCLI

From Cartagena via Monteria to Negocli (6-8 hours in a shared taxiservice - mini vans up to 10 person – 85.000 COP per pers). Reservation for the mini van service : phone (+57) 311-695 66 33 (Sr. Julian Mejia).

NEGOCLI - CAPURGANA

From Negocli there is a Yacht leaving daily at 8 A.M. which reaches in only 90 min. Capurgana (70.000 COP per person / one way). It is a much more convenient alternative to the speed boats from Turbo. Yacht-Reservation: Phone (+57) 315-6874284 and phone (+57) 034-821 4164, reservascapurgana@hotmailExclude.com
Hotel Panorama Negocli with the same contact numbers offers also accommodation.

TURBO - CAPURGANA

TURBO got a daily speed boat connection to Capurgana. In the low season there is just one boat per day, but in the high season there are several boats leaving. All of them leave in the morning time between 8 and 9 A.M.
Reservations can be made under phone (+57) 312 701 98 39 or on the day of departure in the early morning between 6 and 7 A.M. at the pier (approx. 2 ½ horas, aprox. 70.000 COP one way).

Please inform the captain to drop you at the Bahia Aguacate, which is one stop prior Capurgana.

There are several Hotels in Turbo, as the Hotel Aquarius (good and not expensive) phone (+57) 827 43 32, or the Hotel Almirante José phone (+57) 827 25 76.
As well there is an attended parking lot, phone (+57) 314 796 90 81.

MEDELLIN - TURBO:

From Medellin to Turbo or to Negocli you have all day long bus connections provided by four different companies such as Gomez Hernandez, phone (+57) 230 31 84, or Sotrauraba, phone (+57) 230 96 96, as well as shared door to door taxi services.
Buses are leaving from the ´Terminal Norte´ (approx. 8 h, 60.000 COP bus fare one way / approx. 7 h, 70.000 COP taxi fare one way).

ACANDI - CAPURGANA

Acandí got a daily boat connection to Capurgana. Leaving from Capurgana to Acandi at 7.30 A.M. and from Acandí to Capurgana at 1 P.M.
Reservations can be made under phone (+57) 314 614 07 04. (approx. ½ h, 20.000 COP one way).
Please inform the captain to drop you at the Bahia Aguacate, which is one stop prior Capurgana.
All transportation in Capurgana are done by horse coaches and bicycles.

Overseas connection:

Overseas connection is often easier by Panama City. International flights to Panama City, then national flight to Puerto Obaldia with Airpanama.com (1 hour, aprox. 110 US $ one way - daily). From Puerto Obaldia to Capurgana by boat (½ hour, approx. 20 US $ one way). By advice we provide a pick-up service at Puerto Obaldia.

With our connections and experience we can arrange an individual tour from Panama City to Colombia with some stop over on the marvelous islands of San Blas.
The immigration office in Panama requests the ´Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever´ when you reenter the country from Colombia.

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