Situated on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, cloaked in dense jungle, El Chocó is considered one of the few mega-diverse hotspots on Earth. This is a region for those who enjoy getting offbeat. There is virtually no road transportation, with most visitors arriving by light aircraft.
As well as the indigenous communities, local traditions and sensational flora and fauna (including humpback whale watching in June), most journey here for the beaches, ranging from the black-sand Playa Guachalito near Nuqui, to the tiny, untouched strips along the coast of the Utria National Park. This is the ultimate Robinson Crusoe destination for those who don’t mind forsaking home comforts.