Gorgona Island

Whale Watching in Gorgona IslandWhat was once a prison that no one could escape, is today a little piece of paradise that nobody wants to leave. It is a World Heritage Site since 1977 with an incredible richness: Discover its endemic fauna & flora, visit the surreal ruins of the old prison in the middle of the rain forest, meet the majestic blue lizard and dive in its crystal clear waters.

The island is about 35 km from the Pacific coast, you will be able to spot here many type of wildlife, including the rare humpback whale. There are 161 species of flowers on the island of which 17 are unknown to botanical science.

 

Gorgona IslandGorgona waters are frequented by dolphins, whales, sharks, turtles, sea lions... There are about 12 species of corals, 155 species of birds, capuchin monkeys, 41 species of reptiles, the freshwater crab, found in the lagoon Ayantuna is also endemic to the island.

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How to Get there?

From Buenaventura, you can reach the park by sea. Take a cargo at Pier El Pinal, diagonal to the Winery Liscano. The trip takes approximately 10 hours. You can also catch small boats that will get there in about 1H30 mns

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Practical Information

For reservations contact the Oficina Nacional de Parques Nacionales Naturales
www.parquesnacionales.gov.co
Tel :  571-2431634

The island can host about 80 visitors, they have accommodation in rooms containing 4 people.
There is a restaurant offering descent food but you might want to bring provisions!

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