There's a different way to do the Cascada El Tigre waterfall tour than how everyone tries to sell it to you. It involves five waterfalls, three beaches, a cave, an awesome meal, and a self-guided hike. It was the highlight of our trip to El Valle, Chocó, Colombia. Here's how to do it.
Since no roads connect it to the rest of the country, Colombia's Pacific Coast is literally off the beaten path. Be prepared. Here are 15 things you should be aware of, including how worried you should be about bugs and rain, what tour not to miss, and how not to miss your flight home.
To get the most of all the things to do in Bahía Solano on Colombia's Pacific Coast, you need to pick the right place to stay. This guide has the pros and cons of all the options: remote beaches like Playa Mecana and Playa Cuevita, popular spots like El Valle and Playe El Almejal, or places in between like Playa Huina.
From waterfalls, to turtles, to beaches, to drinks, here's an extensive guide of things to do in El Valle (plus a map!), a small town in the Chocó department of Colombia's Pacific Coast that is so under-covered by tour guides and blogs that even Google Maps doesn't show its streets.
The short-but intense Cerro de las Tres Cruces hike is a must-do for any fitness-minded person in Medellin. With great views, interesting people watching, convenient juice and fruit vendors, and an awesome mountaintop outdoor gym, the only wonder is why more foreigners don't join the legions of Paisas who do it.