I’ve been a bit mia the last days, truth is I’m already back home in France right now ! I took some time to rest, but now i’m back to narrating the end of my Colombian trip.
▶ If you wish to check out the previous Travel Diaries, here they are ? :
- Colombia Travel Diary #1
- Colombia Travel Diary #2 : Breakfast, Witchcraft & Shopping !
- Colombia Travel Diary #3 : Cheese Empanadas, National Day, & Finca
- Colombia Travel Diary #4 : Dentist, Finca Lunch, and Gambling Games !
- Colombia Travel Diary #5 : Florencia, The Amazonian Forest, and Waterfalls
- Colombia Travel Diary #6 : Timbío, Birthday Party, and Yellow Outfit
? In Tumaco :
Tumaco is a city located in the Nariño department, on the west coast of Colombia. It’s very close to Ecuador, the country right below, they say you could go there swimming (but that might be a little exaggerated honestly).
The population of Tumaco is mostly black and not from native american roots, like on almost every Colombian coast. When the colonization arrived, Europeans took slaves from Africa to do the hard work there, but they only took them to the coasts. The actual residents are their descendants.
So, we stayed at a hotel named Villa del Sol, it was quite nice with a pool and all !
There was also a restaurant room where we had breakfast, and a birdie always came to beg for some crumbs (or he just came and stole food from our plate, he wasn’t really a shy bird) :
The hotel was nicely located too, right in front of a beach ! We could then decided between swimming in the sea or in the pool, I like to have these kind of options. The sunsets there were quite amazing, really colorful, from pink and baby blue to a deep orange and navy.
We stayed there a few days, just relaxing and chilling under the sun.
? Going to Bocagrande :
Then, we went to visit an island, close to the coast, called Bocagrande (meaning “Bigmouth”). We had to go to the port of Tumaco to look for a boat that was going there.
The boat went through some water “roads”, surrounded by mangroves. It was amazing to see such big ramifications diving into the water :
We arrived to the island, the beach was nice and full of beautiful shells (even as decorations) ?
All the buildings were made out of wood, and some were meant to be used as hotel rooms, so tourists can stay and sleep on the island. But there wasn’t any electricity.
A guy was selling coconuts, with a straw to drink the coconut water strait out of the raw coconut !
There were also many crabs on the island : crab as food, crab shaped decorations, actual crabs, crab farming… ?
And if you went for a walk, you could find some not that friendly bugs too, such as huge spiders that were aesthetically questionable , but still amazing to see ! :
That was our stay in Tumaco ! ?
How did you like it ? Would you like to visit the Colombian coast ?
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