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Sapzurro, a fishing village with a quiet bay full of sailboats, kayaks, and canoes, is located 10 minutes away by boat from Capurganá. Its white sand beaches and Cape Tiburon contrast with the green of the thick forest. The Diana waterfall and Honey Beach (across the Panama border) are also nearby.

Its bay consists of a coral formation and crystal clear waters surrounded by a small mountainous system where the Serranía del Darién ends, with large cliffs and white sand beaches. It reaches up to 30 meters deep in the center, ideal for diving, in addition to the coral reefs, where you can easily find underwater caves due to rocky formations of the coast. In the area there are animals such as squid, sea turtles, rays and the seahorse.

Sapzurro Colombia: An undiscovered tourist attraction

How to get to Sapzurro – Choco

There is ferry service between the Antonio Roldán Betancourt Airport (Apartadó Town) and Capurganá. The Turbo-Capurganá route has become popular for people crossing between Colombia and Panama. Daily boats transport passengers from Turbo to Capurganá then they have the option to walk or take a smaller panga to the small port of Sapzurro.

The first city in Panama is Puerto Obaldia, accessible by boat from Capurganá or Sapzurro in about 45 minutes. From inside the country there are flight connections from Medellín in the Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport with the aviation companies ADA and Searca.

Climate – Sapzurro Choco

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18 °C (64 °F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is “Aw”. (Tropical Savanna Climate). The average temperature for the year in Sapzurro is 81.0 °F (27.2 °C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 82.0 °F (27.8 °C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 80.0 °F (26.7 °C).

Sapzurro Colombia: An undiscovered tourist attraction

Sapzurro Travel Advice & Recommendations

  • Buy plastic bags to protect your backpack (1 / bag).
  • You should take into account that there are no ATMs in Sapzurro or the surrounding region (however, cash advances are now possible in Capurganá, although they may not function for all credit/debit cards), and no businesses in Sapzurro currently receive credit cards, so you should bring enough cash preferably in COP or USD with you. The exchange rate is variable but expect to receive between 1700 and 2400 COP for USD.
  • The most common dish in the restaurants in Sapzurro is fried red snapper, rice made with coconut milk and fried plantain.
  • There is a restaurant-pizzeria driven by a German guy at the beach 70m or so south of the docks, it’s large-ish and you can’t miss it. The place has WiFi – surfing and VoIP works quite well even if there may be some delays – though it’s not included in meals but at a separate charge of 2,000 COP for an hour, which may well be worth it if your hostel does not have WiFi.
  • There are several bars along the seafront but perhaps the best option is buy some beers from any one of the shops in the village and pick your favorite spot on the seafront to drink them. Imported wines and spirits can be surprisingly cheap, due to the availability of duty free goods from neighboring Panama.
  • There’s lots of place to stay both within the village and along the beach to the south. The accommodation options rarely fill up but be aware that in late December and early January, and during “Semana Santa” in early April, things can get busy.

Sapzurro Colombia: An undiscovered tourist attraction

WHAT TO DO IN SAPZURRO – CHOCO

  • Where the jungle meets the sea. Hiking, swimming, snorkling, waterfall, exotic birds, and monkeys.
  • Hiking: Sapzurro to Capurganá, Cerro Parado and La Miel.
  • Snorkeling: There are some good spots for snorkeling in the semi-circular bay where Sapzurro is located. Between December and March, the sea can be rough and visibility low. The best time of year for either diving or snorkeling, according to the locals, is October, when visibility can be excellent. The reefs in front of “El Chileno” to the south of the village are recommended. Although not actually in Sapzurro, the snorkeling from La Miel is also worthwhile, particularly the reef that fringes the right-hand (western) side of the bay. Snorkels are now available for hire at La Miel.
  • Birdwatching and general wildlife: The Darién is a meeting point for the wildlife of Central and South America and real a hotspot for biodiversity. Over three hundred species can be seen in the wider region and from Sapzurro a wide range of species can be found including Chestnut-mandibled and Keel-billed Toucans, multiple species of Trogons and Hummingbirds, and specialties like the Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo and Sapphire-throated Hummingbird.
  • There are several bars along the seafront but perhaps the best option is buy some beers from any one of the shops in the village and pick your favorite spot on the seafront to drink them. Imported wines and spirits can be surprisingly cheap, due to the availability of duty free goods from neighboring Panama.
  • There’s lots of place to stay both within the village and along the beach to the south. The accommodation options rarely fill up but be aware that in late December and early January, and during “Semana Santa” in early April, things can get busy.



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