Trip and Activity Costs in Nuqui, Colombia

January 24, 2019
Mostly you will find left hand point breaks and shifting rights and lefts on the beaches near Nuqui. Surfing is just one of the activities you can enjoy here.

Most people are coming to Nuqui during the whale watching season but surfing is also a big draw card. Outside of the whale season and if you’re not content lying in a hamaca there are also opportunities to, Hike, Dive, Massage, Hot Springs, Yoga, Cooking classes and much more. If you are bored here there may be something wrong with you! Let’s look at the various activities including costs, how to book and some other costs like taxes and boat charges.

General Costs

Here are some general costs to give you an idea of cost of living

  • Tourist tax: On arrival you will be charged approximately 15, 000 COP (accurate as at January 2019) which goes towards the Choco Region.
  • Beer: 3000 – 4000 COP.
  • A meal (in a local restaurant ) Termales: 15, 000 – 20, 000 COP (fish, rice, salad and a drink).
  • Hotel meals will be 20 000 COP or more.
  • A boat ride to Prana Pacifico or the Termales area – 30, 000 COP one way.
  • Accommodation: Depending on where you stay between 50, 000 and 250, 000 COP.

Enquire about an activity

Any of the following activities can be booked through us at Prana Pacifico. Just click the button below to email us and give us details of the activity you would like to participate in and dates you would like to do them and we will organize them for you as appropriate. Depending on the time of year some activities may not be able to be booked but feel free to get in touch and we can advise you on a case by case basis.

Scuba Diving

  • Cost: 1 immersion 250, 000 COP or 2 immersions 350, 000 COP
  • Description: Let us take you on a tour of  the vibrant underwater world of the Colombian Pacific.This tour is for divers with their Padi certificate and previous experience. The tour includes pick up from the property in lancha boat, mini immersion and depending on skill, experience and conditions further immersion(s) to varying depths.

Surf Board Rental

  • Cost: 1 hour: 45, 000 COP ¦All day lesson and board: 80, 000 COP
  • Description: If you can already ride the waves, get your surf on with board rental or include tuition to get some theory and instruction on the beach and in the water that will have you up in no time. The surf is only a 30 minute walk from the property and boasts steady beginner and moderate waves.

Full Day Surf Trip to Cabo Corriente including board rental

  • Cost: 550, 000 COP (500, 000 COP without board rental)
  • Description: This tour is for the experienced surfer who is up for an adventure! The tour includes pick up form the property and a 1 -2 hour  boat ride to Cabo with a guide and some time for a little fishing on the way!

Jungle hike Quatro Encantos waterfalls

  • Cost: 1¬ 2 people 70, 000 COP ¦ 3¬4 people 50, 000 COP ¦ 4 or more 35, 000 COP. Costs are per person.
  • Description: This is a community based initiative to provide local guides for a 4 -5 hour round trip to a series of waterfalls deep enough to swim in. The tour includes boots, local guide and time to enjoy the secluded natural beauty of the jungle pools with the opportunity to see monkeys, frogs and other friends along the way. Moderate -challenging, expect to be a little sore the next day.

Termales Hot Springs

  • Cost: 20, 000 COP
  • Description: Visit Los Termales for the ultimate indulgence, natural hot springs surrounded by lush vegetation and a refreshing river to cool off. Whether you just want to soak, receive a mineral clay mask or take a wander down the river to find the bat cave, you’ll leave feeling brand new!

Bird Watching

  • Cost: 1¬2 people 50, 000 COP ¦ 3¬5 people 40, 000 COP ¦ 5 or more people 30, 000 COP.
  • Description: Go on a 2 hour guided walk through the jungle on our doorstep to find and identify local and diverse bird species.

Río Jovi, manglares y comunidad Cascada Chontadura (2 hours)

  • Cost: 1-2 people 80, 000 COP (total price) ¦ 3-4 people 30 pp, 000 COP ¦ 5-10 people 25, 000 COP pp.
  • Description: Take a trip to the village of Jovi, about 20 minutes by boat  from the property. There you will meet with a local guide who will lead you on a tour of el Rio Jovi on a traditional wooden canoe. You will have the opportunity to explore the river and mangroves and take a short jungle walk to a waterfall. If you choose to do the 3 hour tour, you will walk an extra 30 minutes through the forest until you arrive at Antaral where you can bathe in the deep pool at the foot of the waterfall.

Cascada Antaral (3 horas)

  • Cost: 1 ¬ 2 people 90, 000 COP (total price ) ¦ 3¬4 people 30, 000 COP pp ¦ 5¬10 people 25, 000 COP pp. Boat Transport 150, 00 COP (total price).
  • Description: Take a trip to the village of Jovi, about 20 minutes by boat  from the property. There you will meet with a local guide who will lead you on a tour of el Rio Jovi on a traditional wooden canoe. You will have the opportunity to explore the river and mangroves and take a short jungle walk to a waterfall. If you choose to do the 3 hour tour, you will walk an extra 30 minutes through the forest until you arrive at Antaral where you can bathe in the deep pool at the foot of the waterfall.

Whale Watching Tour (July to October)

  • Cost: 1 ¬ 4 people 150, 000 COP pp ¦ 5 or more 120, 000 COP pp.
  • Description: Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with these majestic beings as they cruise the warm pacific waters right on our doorstep. The tour usually last for 2.5 -3 hours and you will be picked up and dropped off at the property by boat.

Parque Nacional de Utria

  • Cost: 1, 000, 000 COP total and only available for large groups of 8¬10 people.
  • Description: This is a full day tour and will take us on a boat ride 2 hours north to Utria National Park, the botanical garden of the Pacific located in Bahia Solano.  Visitors can walk along trails to learn about the characteristic plants of Chocó. Amd explore mangrove areas which are the home to many species and serve as a reserve for the nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles, which are protected by the Garden.

Pacific Fishing trip

  • Cost:
    • Private: 1, 500, 000 COP ppC
    • 2 people 800, 000 COP pp
    • 3 people 700, 000 COP pp
    • 4 people 600, 000 COP pp
    • 5 people 500, 000 COP pp
    • 6 people 450, 00 COP pp
    • Admin fee for all of the above 100, 000 COP (total)
  • Description: Take a full day trip on a beautiful boat with state of the art gear and expert local guides to hook yourself the catch of the day!

Local Cooking Class

  • Cost: 1 ¬ 5 people 100, 000 COP ¦ 5¬10 people 50, 000 COP pp
  • Description: Learn how to make typical food from the region and the Pacific Coast flavor with this 2-3 hour workshop. You will learn about the local ingredients, how to prepare them and some easy recipes so that you can replicate them at home with your own flair and sabor!

Local Weaving Workshop

  • Cost: 1 ¬ 5 people 150, 000 COP pp ¦ 5 ¬ 10 people 100, 000 COP pp.
  • Description: Learn traditional techniques from the region to make your own hand woven souvenirs with Ana Maria from the neighbouring village of Arusi. The workshop will last 3-4 hours and include materials and instruction.

Prana Therapy – Massage

  • Cost: 1 hour 100, 000 COP ¦ 1.5 hours 145, 000 COP ¦ 2 hours 180, 000.
  • Description: Indulge in a therapeutic and relaxing massage offered onsite, so that you can enjoy the surround sounds of the ocean, a light sea breeze and the healing hands of our experienced therapists.

Yoga – 1hr class

  • Cost: Private 70, 000 COP ¦ 2 people 50, 000 COP pp ¦ 3 or more people 45, 000 COP.
  • Description: Use a combination of breathing, meditation and vinyasa flow yoga to truly connect to your natural surroundings and awaken your body through conscious movement.

What time of year is best to come for the above activities?

  • Scuba Diving: Available all year.
  • Surfing: All year there is surf however April and May is generally considered the best season with very little wind and large waves. Cabo Corrientes and all the beach breaks will be working. November and December is also good but April/May is the best.
  • Jungle Hikes: Available all year.
  • Termales Hot Pools: Available all year.
  • Bird Watching: Available all year.
  • Traditional Tours: Available all year.
  • Whale Watching: Available from July to October.
  • Parque National Utria: Available all year.
  • Fishing Excursion: Available all year.
  • Local Cooking Class: Available All year.
  • Local Weaving Workshop: Available all year.
  • Massage: Available all year.
  • Yoga: Available all year.

Enquire about an activity

Any of the following activities can be booked through us at Prana Pacifico. Just click the button below to email us and give us details of the activity you would like to participate in and dates you would like to do them and we will organize them for you as appropriate. Depending on the time of year some activities may not be able to be booked but feel free to get in touch and we can advise you on a case by case basis.

Where should you stay?

Obviously you can stay with us at Prana Pacifico but if you choose to stay with someone else feel free to come by and visit us for fusion dining, yoga, massage and or a sunset beer. We have the best views in the area to enjoy the sunset and hear the whales sing to each other over a beer.

If you need further recommendations on a variety of places to stay in and around the area to suit all budgets read this article for a summary or our favorite accommodations in the area including a map, prices and contact details.