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Boisterous San Pacho festival set to kick-off in western Colombia
Sep 9, 2014 Ξ Comments are off

Boisterous San Pacho festival set to kick-off in western Colombia

posted by Matthew Sterne

The western Colombian city of Quibdo is set to celebrate the San Pacho festival, a 32-day rip-roaring party that culminates in a parade in honor of their patron saint Saint Francis  Full Article »

Pacific

Nov 5, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s wild Pacific coast: El Valle, Choco

posted by Philipp Zwehl

El Valle, located in Colombia’s Pacific coastal state of Choco, is surrounded by thick humid jungle and dark sand beaches. At daytime you can watch whales cruise by and at  Full Article »

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San Pacho Festival takes hold of western Colombian capital
Sep 26, 2013 Ξ Comments are off

San Pacho Festival takes hold of western Colombian capital

posted by Steven Cohen

The San Pacho festival, a celebration held in the western department of Choco, is underway and will last until October 4. 

Pacific

Nov 7, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Bahia Malaga / Uramba National Park

posted by Simon Phillips

Bahia Malaga, located in the Uramba National Park, is mostly known for humpback whales who grace Colombia’s Pacific waters between June and November, but also worth a visit because of  Full Article »

Pacific

Sep 28, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

6 more days of partying, 1 of reflection for San Pacho

posted by Caitlin Trent

The San Pacho twenty-day festival will continue partying for one more week before ending on October 4 just in time for a day of reflection. In the city of Quibdo, the capital of  Full Article »

Pacific

Sep 19, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Western Colombia to kick off San Pacho festival

posted by Joey O'Gorman

Over two weeks of partying to celebrate the feast day of Quibdo’s patron saint San Pacho will kick off September 20th in Colombia’s capital of the western Choco department. Saint  Full Article »

Pacific

Aug 22, 2012 Ξ Comments are off

Colombia’s Choco aims to exploit tourism potential

posted by Courtney Scott

Colombia’s Pacific department Choco is trying to convert itself into a potential tourism center to generate more employment in the region, reported Caracol Radio Wednesday. Though the western department of  Full Article »

Pacific

Nov 28, 2011 Ξ Comments are off

Surfers take on Colombia’s Pacific waves (video)

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A group of American surfers traveled to Nuqui to try out the waves of Colombia’s Pacific coast. According to surfers’ weblog Windsurf Colombia, it was second time the Blueline Paddlesurf  Full Article »

Pacific

Sep 26, 2011 Ξ Comments are off

Choco gets wild for San Pacho celebration (video)

posted by Toni Peters

Parades, processions, and parties are in abundance in Quibdo, the capital of the Choco department as its inhabitants and visitors celebrate the patron saint San Pacho, lasting until October 5.  Full Article »

Pacific

Jul 25, 2011 Ξ Comments are off

100 humpback whales arrive on Colombia’s Pacific coast

posted by Adriaan Alsema

About 100 humpback whales have made their annual “pilgrimage” to the warm waters off the Pacific coast of Colombia to breed, reproduce and raise their calves, experts tracking the marine  Full Article »

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