Pacific coast of Colombia, department of Choco.
Choco, with its moist, tropical rainforest and beaches of volcanic sand, is considered one of the areas of greatest biodiversity on the planet. Morromico is located on the Gulf of Tribuga, north of the town of Nuqui.
Small communities of fishermen live at the mouth of the rivers and further inland, deep in the forest, there are a few settlements of Embera native people.
Its unrivaled natural resources include one of the most diverse ecosystems of plant species and insects on earth. The region boasts more than six hundred different species of birds, the underwater fauna is more varied and abundant than that of the Atlantic.
Fresh water is plentiful, flowing form deep inside the rainforest, it travels through rivers, ravines, pools and waterfalls out to the sea. Morromico beach is a natural anchorage, it is more than 1km long and has five streams.
Warm, average temperature is 23º C with a maximum of 30º C, all year round.
The region has seasonal changes, the sunniest and driest months are fro January to April.
October, November and the first days of December are usually the most rainy.
Average rainfall rates in this area are some of the highest in the world, that is why there is such an extraordinary biodiversity.
How to get there
By air to Nuqui, from Medellin, Cali and Bogota.
Airlines Satena, Searca and ADA offer flights Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Morromico is located 45 minutes north of Nuqui by motorboat.
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