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Revision as of 22:03, 8 November 2008

Buenaventura is a city with a population of 324,207 (most of city development lies on Cascajal Island) and it is the size of Los Angeles' metropolitan area; most of the city's land is rural with scattered small villages throughout. It is located a few miles from the western cordillera of the Andes mountain range and the major city of Cali, the department's capital. Buenaventura is one of the rainiest cities in the world with 6000-7000 mm precipitation annually.

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Get in

By bus

The bus station is close to the city center. There are frequent buses to and from Cali which is about 4 hours ride for around COP$10.000.

By boat

The docks are on the way in to town. There are boats to most places along the Pacific coast.

Get around

See

Do

You can catch a boat to nearby islands like Juanchaco y Ladrilleros.

Buy

Eat

Fruit called Chontaduro.

Drink

Agua de Coco (coconut water).

Sleep

For the most part, if you have to stay any length of time in Buenaventura then you should head to Calle 1 where there are a number of decent and safe hotels and restaurants in front of the park at reasonable prices

There are also some cheap hotels near the bus station.

Safety

Buenaventura has had a notorious history plagued by drug trafficking, violence, and the presence of guerrilla and paramilitary groups. In the last two years, the amount of reported homicides has doubled. The murder rate that is 24 times that of New York City. To counter the violence, the Colombian government has set up a marine special forces unit in the worst area of the city.


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