Get in
You can walk from Capurgana to Sapzurro, it takes about one hour and a half over the mountain with plenty of views. At least in August the walk is very sweaty so take off unnecessary tshirts already at the beginning.
 By plane
You can fly from Medellin to Capurgana with ADA .
 By boat
From Turbo you can take a launch from the Waffe (Wharf) that leaves at around 7:30 am to Capurgana which costs 55000 COP. The trip takes 2.5 hours approx. The sea can be a bit rough between December and February so its more enjoyable to get seats at the back of the boat. Also have sun protection with you. Its also a good idea to take something to drink and a snack. To avoid getting your belongings wet you should put them inside a bin liner, which they conveniently sell at the dock for an outrageous price 1000 COP. They charge an excess baggage fee of 600 pesos per kg exceeding 10kg.
From Capurgana you can take a launch to Sapzurro for 7,000 COP, most boats leave at 12 noon although you can get boats as late as 5pm (but dont rely on it).
From Puerto Obaldia, Panama it's a 35-45min 15 USD launch ride.
A number of sailboats also run between Panama and Sapzurro, especially between November and April when the trade winds make the Panama - Cartagena trip untenable. The Darien Gapster  also makes this trip. See the section for more info.
You can arrange a launch in the morning to Puerto Obaldia (30,000 COP) and catch a flight to Panama City. Air Panama operates one flight on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays departing at 9:30am arriving 10:40am  bookings should be made by phone as they don't always check the email or website. Please see the [Puerto Obaldia] page for more details.
The Darien Gapster runs between Sapzurro and Porvenir/Carti, San Blas. It includes a three day tour of the islands.  A number of sailboats have now made Sapzurro their home as well. They have chosen the Sapzurro - Porvenir, San Blas route over the Cartagena - Porvenir route for a gentler ride while seeing more of San Blas. These trips include three full days in islands meals included at $300-$350. Talk to the Chileno at Paraiso Sapzurro for scheduling launches and sailboats. +57 313-685-9862 Spanish speaking.
 Get around
There are no roads in Sapzurro, so your options to get around are to walk or go by boat, but thats not really a problem as you can get from one end of the village to the other in 10 minutes.
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You can walk to Playa Blanca the White Beach, La Miel, Panama, (make sure you have your passport or colombian cedula with you)
You can go on a jungle trek to Capurgana an hour and a half walk over the mountain.
The Diana Waterfall is nice especially if has rained recently.
There is a half an hour walk along the coast to Cabo Tiburon - Shark Cape, the coastal border between South and Central America.
There are many coral reefs in the Sapzurro Bay and along the coast to Cabo Tiburon ranging from 2m deep to 40m, you can snorkel or go freediving, mask and snorkels can be rented.
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Where the jungle meets the sea. Hiking, swimming, snorkling, waterfall, exotic birds, and monkeys.
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You should take into account that there are no ATMs in Sapzurro or the surrounding region (not correct: cash advances from credit card are available from a tourism agency in Capurganá?), 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 (Feb 2012) to sell USD is 1700 COP.
At the Club de Yates (Yacht Club) you can buy Mola, a cloth sewn with intricate designs, a handicraft made by the Kuna Yala tribe in Panama and/or a T shirt to take back to the folks back home. They also sell beach articles.
You should check out the local ginger, borojo and hibiscus wines sold in the Club de Yates and some restaurants and bars in Sapzurro.
There is a local bakery run by Andres and Eloisa, ask for directions.
If you are in the mood for some delicious home made brownies or a refreshing lemon cake, contact Clemencia in the Zingara Hostal.
Shops start to close from 7pm onwards so if you need to buy provisions take that into account.
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The most common dish in the restaurants in Sapzurro is fried red snapper, rice made with coconut milk and fried plantain. If you are looking for something different there is a Peruvian Restaurant "Paraiso cangrejales" where you can eat Ceviche de Pescado (raw fish in lemon juice), Fish in Mango Sauce, Chorillana and Chicharron de Pescado (fish steaks). Also the Posada serves great seafood dishes with shrimps, squid and fish. For a lighter dish there is a Pizza "Hut" (it really is a hut! - not related to the pizza chain).
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.
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There are several bars along the sea front.
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There's lots of hostel opportunities in town really, at the very least in the low season just asking around when there should be really enough.
 Stay safe
While the area was subject to smuggling and banditry in the past, it has been fairly safe for a number of years now and guerilla movement of FARC was driven out of area over ten years ago. It's quite safe to walk between surrounding towns and Sapzurro.
The tap water is not treated, so you should either drink bottled water or filtered water.
At some times of day there are mosquitoes so bring insect repellent and for jungle treks long sleeved shirts and long trousers to protect yourself.
Bring a torch with you as the electricity in Sapzurro and the surrounding region is not available 24 hours a day.
You can purchase a SIM card (see below), suitable for video calls to your friends and family back home.
There is no postal service in the region, however you can send articles by air freight to and from Capurgana-Medellín.
You can make national phone calls from the super giro lottery and pay for the time used.
Phone/WiFi: Take into account that Comcel is the only mobile phone operator with coverage in Sapzurro. You can purchase a SIM card at the Kiosk by the water front. Cell Phone and Data service can be paid for there. Currently there is 3G service in Sapzurro. You can get 1.5MB/second throughput when using this i.e. excellent.
 Get out
 By boat
To travel by boat to Turbo you need to take one of the boats leaving Sapzurro at 6:30am which gets you to Capurgana in time to catch the boat to Turbo that leaves around 7:30 am.
 By air
You can fly with ADA  from Capurgana to Medellín (Olaya Herrera airport), reserve with plenty of time. The day you will be leaving get a boat from Sapzurro to Capurgana at 10am (check the day before for availability), you should be at the airport by 11 am.