Tourists flock to Colombia’s Pacific coast for whale season

September is the peak of the whale watching season in Bahia Solano, a port on Colombia’s Pacific coast.

Whales come to this area of the Pacific between July and November to breed, and a whale watching industry has sprung up in Bahia Solano to cater to tourists who want to see them.

Angelica Valencia, manager of the Corporation Changed Mano, a sustainable community tourism initiative, said that by in this period tourism Bahia Solano, the nearby town of Nuqui, and Utria National Park can increase by 50%.

This tourist boom gives a boost for the local economy, providing business to artisans, hotel owners, and travel companies.

Click here for more information on whale watching in Bahia Solano.

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