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RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« on: April 29 2006 20:04:00 »
Sajita....hace cuantos años ...el pais ya cambio....esa zona esta super sana ya no hay paras que fueron los que la cagaron, yo voy cada mes a surfear, conozco la zona y lo mas peligroso son los reef world class donde surfeo. Con respeto te digo que tu comentario es emotivo y no realista......David que pregunto mas arriba como llegar a Nuqui fue con el hermano en agorto 2006 y se quedaron el doble de tiempo que habian reservado. este no es el cielo pero no exageremos y ayudemosle a los Chocoanos para que mejoren su calidad de vida y aprovechen las mejores olas de Colombia que estan en Nuquí precisamente.
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #2 on: June 20 2006 03:06:00 »
have you ever been? I have heard so much feed back like yours however not from anyone who has actualy spent time there. Just met a small american verry white girl who was in colombia for months with no worries.
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #3 on: June 20 2006 03:06:00 »
clarification above i was responding to "are you crazy"
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #5 on: June 21 2007 11:06:00 »
I was there a couple of weeks ago and travelled without incident all along the coast. Hotels are springing up and bars & restaurants opening - I stayed at a very nice eco resort neat to Bahia Solano. In 2007, there are no major security issues at all, although it always pays to be sensible in Colombia. However, the very facts that the National Park is open again after several years is a great sign of confidence. When I was there, I was one of several small groups of gringos - I wasn't an oddity and I didn't feel in any way concerned for my personal safety. In fact, the place has a very nice feel.
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #6 on: June 26 2007 08:06:00 »
This is not true!
Its mu 5th time in Colombia over the last 8 eyaers. thhings are MUCH better. Colombians are travelling - so it must be safe!
Lonely planet named it one of the top 10 worldwide destiantions for 2007.
In short - your info is OLD news!!!!
Its now the same as any other S American country - EXCEPT Colombians are supper friendly.
Take the normal precautions, and accept the normal risks. No place is 100% safe - and Colombia is now no different than any other place
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #7 on: June 28 2007 10:06:00 »
My wife is from Colombia but been away for a long time, I am a sufer and would love to go with my wife is very apprehensive about going, can you share some pics and any info would be appreciated. From the pacific Choco and Naqui, any info would be greatfully appreciated.
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #8 on: June 29 2007 17:06:00 »
right on bro
RE: It's safe to go to Pacific side Colombia?« Reply #9 on: July 26 2007 18:07:00 »
I just returned from spending 2 weeks on the Pacific coast of Colombia..for a surf trip..meet some cool Colombians and PR surfers..we hired a lancha for 2 days and went in search for waves from El Valle to 2 hours south of Cabo Corrientes..no real surf but had soooo much potential..ADVICE!!!...dont venture too much south of Cabo Corrientes..we stayed in a town call Virudo (i think) and we held for 2 hours by Paramilitary coz they thought we were drug runners and were angry that we were not going thru them!!!as they had never seen an Aussie or a surfER there before..also the pacific needs a big swell period (say 8-10 secs +) and a good size for it to work...email Memo at Elcantil.com..he is a cool and helpful guy...wish we asked him first