For many years, I have longed to know Nuqui, a town that is located on the Colombian Pacific coast, even before it was a destination on the radar of many travelers. His indomitable contrast, on one side the imposing Pacific Ocean and on the other the still unexplored jungle, he longed for me to tell him his best secrets.
In cargo ship! Yes gentlemen, so I decided that I would start my adventure that would last more than 24 hours at sea, a choice for few, but for me it was a trip that would remind me of the pleasure of enjoying nothing but the present.
My journey begins in the city of Bogota; pointing me about 10 hours of travel by land to the port of Buenaventura, in the department of Valle del Cauca. This is the most important port of Colombia on the Pacific Ocean, here enter and leave products that represent 60% of the economy of the country.
In the case of Nuquí, all the supply of merchandise, supplies or construction materials for the development of the region currently come from the port, which is shipped from rice, panela, fruits, bricks, cement and One or the other traveler like me.
When arriving at the terminal of transport of Buenaventura the first thing to realize is to arrive at the Muelle de la Palera, you can take a taxi that does not charge more than $ 6,000 COP and is located in the sector of the bridge of Piñal in the port.
There you can negotiate with the owners of each boat opting for the best option, always the value of the trip ensures an accommodation in cabin and the three meals of the day. The value of a trip ranges from $ 100,000 to $ 150,000 COP per person. It is very important to take into account boarding schedules because if you can not get a boat available you can spend one or two days to get another.
In my case I got it the same day, after canceling the value I waited for the supplies to be loaded into the warehouse and the port police would check every detail in a control register, in the same record that I was traveling with the crew, This detail was very important and I am very confident.
The time has come! I got on the boat and this is where the story gets more interesting, an experience not to forget. In the second part of the article I will tell you how was the whole experience, enjoying the most incredible starry night that I have managed to see in my life and sailing with huge whales in the high seas.
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