Fast boats depart from the Muelle Turistico in Buenaventura (1h). Return fare is 50,000 COP and the return is valid for 15 days. A reliable company is Transporte Asturias.
Coco loco : local spirit called viche and served in a coco nut.
The town is safe. There s an airforce landing strip right between Juanchaco and Ladrilleros as well as a navy base in the bay of Malaga.
In the event of bad weather, the boats will not run and you'll be stuck in town for an extra day. Be careful if you have to catch a plane or are low on cash.