The steamy jungles of Utria National Park, which receives some of the most rainfall of any region in the world, fringes the massive expanse of the Pacific Ocean, where whales come to bask in the warm equatorial waters.
Located in Colombia’s remote Choco Department, the park isn’t the most accessible of the nation’s many reserves, but intrepid visitors will be rewarded with unrivaled jungle walks, as well as diving and snorkeling in the park’s rich coral reefs.
The park covers an area of 210 square miles with highlights such as the Utria Fjord, Baudo Hills and the twisted mangrove forests, home to a vast array of wildlife, including the rare and elusive Tinamou bird.
With a strong emphasis on eco-tourism, Utria National Park also contains two Indian reserves, offering visitors an insight into the unique cultural heritage of the region.
Transport to the park can be arranged from Bahia Solano airport.