Buenaventura, Colombia

Buenaventura is a port city and municipality located in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Buenaventura is the main port of Colombia in the Pacific Ocean. The capital of the region is Cali which is located 100km from Buenaventura.

Buenavaentura has a high crime rate, however tourists can pass through to Cali and the resort areas of Juanchaco and Ladrilleros, tot he north. These towns are popular for watching the migrating humpback whales during the months of July to late September, through the waters of Bahia Malaga.

Things to See & Do

* Juanchaco
* Ladrilleros
* Whale watching
* Cali

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 22,140 km² (Valle del Cauca Region)
Population – 350,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 57

Port Location – The port is located on the outskirts of the town.

Transport Links - The bus station is close to the city center. There are frequent buses to and from Cali which is about 4 hours ride.

There are boats to most places along the Pacific coast.

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