The new National Nature Park ‘Bahia Malaga’ is situated on the pacific coast just north of Buenaventura and can be reached by boat in an hour. From Buenaventura you arrive in Juanchaco from which you can take a tractor or mototaxi to Ladrilleros where you can find the best accommodation. Outside high season beaches are deserted and when it is low tide you can walk over the beach from ‘Juanchaco’ to ‘Ladrilleros’ and to the well-known beach ‘la Barra’. In high season the same beaches are filled up mainly by national tourists.
The nature in Bahia Malaga has more to offer than just the beaches alone. There are amazing boot tours through the mangrove forest and when going deeper in the Malaga Bay you find an enormous amount of flora and fauna and also waterfalls.
The whale season is from June to October and during these months it is an absolute must to do a whale watching tour to see these animals up close and in person.
DE UNA offers one standard package to Bahia Malaga from Cali in private transport. Due to the fact that most activities and tours have to be arranged on location the package that we offer contains only transport, boat transport and accommodation with some meals. If you book this packet we will bring you into contact with our local guide to arrange all posibilities together with you.
Important: The area is also one of the rainiest areas in the world, so wrap your luggage in plastic bags in your backpack or suitcase. Pack clothes for a warm and humid climate and travel as light as possible. We recommend you to travel light with a backpack for example, (big) suitcases are not recommendable.
Day 1 Private transport from Cali to Buenaventura, a drive of more or less 2 and a half hour from the western Andes Cordillera to the Pacific coast. From Buenaventura to Juanchaco by boat where you will be picked up by a tractor or mototaxi to get to Ladrilleros. Stay in Hotel Palma Real with swimming pool and direct access to the beach.
Day 2 Free day in Ladrilleros. On this day it is possible to arrange with our local guide activities and tours. In whale season a boot tour on sea to observe these animals up close and in person can not be missed, but there are also other activities like mangrove forest tours, visit natural pools, beach walks and flora & fauna observation, etc.
Day 3 Free day in Ladrilleros. Also on this day it is possible to arrange activities with our local guide.
Day 4 By tractor or mototaxi back to Juanchaco for the boat tour back to Buenaventura. Here our chauffeur will be awaiting you for the transport back to Cali. Arrival in Cali and end of the program.
Prices on request
Inclusive - Private transport Cali-Buenaventura-Cali - Boat Buenaventura-Juanchaco-Buenaventura - Tractor/mototaxi Juanchaco-Ladrilleros-Juanchaco - 3 nights Hotel palma Real - Breakfast and dinner
Not inclusive - Meals not mentioned in program - Optional activities and tours - Personal expenses
Optional - Packages with national flights to Cali - Extra days