fantastic surfing on Colombia's Pacific coast, plus fine sailing and
windsurfing options in both the Carribean and various inland lakes.
best surfing spots are on the Pacific coast, and Nuqui
is the most common base for surfing vacations. There are various
excellent surfing spots near Nuqui:
Pico de Loro - excellent surfing a short
boat ride from Nuqui.
Juan Tornillo - a short boat ride south
from Nuqui, just before Cabo Corrientes, Jaun Tornillo is isolated and
El Valle - a small town near Nuqui with
cheap accommodation options.
Terco - 20km boat trip from Nuqui.
Termales - rivermouth surfing 25km south of
Nuqui, or an hours walk from Terquito area where there are hotels.
There are hot springs are nearby.
on the Pacific coast, Juanchaco is one hour by boat from Buernaventura.
Juanchaco is relatively undeveloped and is good for experienced
surfers. See the Choco
section for some accommodation recommendations.
Carribean coastline also has surfing options, though the Pacific's surf
is far higher in quality. The best months for surfing on the Carribean
coast are December to March and July to September. The Carribean's surf
is consistent but the waves are not big. There's various surfing spots
near Barranquilla, in addition to possibilities near Riohacha, Cartagena and San Andres.
& Windsurfing in Colombia
offers good offshore and inland lake sailing and windsurfing. The
entire Carribean coast has sailing possibilities, though Cartegena is the most popular
destination. However, head to La
Guajira for the best windsurfing - the wind is constant, and
the desert landscape quite spectacular. For sailing and windsurfing on
inland lakes, Club Nautico El Portillo in Tomine, just north of Bogota is best known. You can
also organise sailing and windsurfing on the man made lakes of Lago
Calima near Cali, and the
lakes surrounfing El Penol