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There are numerous hotels and restaurants scattered throughout the place, so there are plenty of options for the budget traveller (who are likely to arrive on the perhaps bone-shaking launches from [[Puerto Obaldia]] or [[Turbo]]), as well as more up-market choices for those who can afford to fly in.
 
There are numerous hotels and restaurants scattered throughout the place, so there are plenty of options for the budget traveller (who are likely to arrive on the perhaps bone-shaking launches from [[Puerto Obaldia]] or [[Turbo]]), as well as more up-market choices for those who can afford to fly in.
  
This town is more civilized than it sounds like from some Internet sources: There is cell phone connectivity (Claro and Movistar). The reports in Lonely Planet, that you can get cash using your VISA card from a tourist agency on the main street, are not strictly true, they only give you a cash allowance per day if you stay at their hotel. There is an ATM in Acandi a short boatride from Capurgana costing COP $20,000 one way, but the ATM is not always working, so you are advised to bring cash in Colombian Pesos for your stay. There are many ATMs in Turbo. There are no banks but there are several places where you can do COP-USD currency exchange, for Euros you may have problems changing them (or a bad exchange rate). If you have a Bancolombia account you can withdraw or deposit COP at an agency.
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This town is more civilized than it sounds like from some Internet sources: There is cell phone connectivity (Claro and Movistar). The reports in Lonely Planet, that you can get cash using your VISA card from a tourist agency on the main street, are not strictly true, they only give you a cash allowance per day if you stay at their hotel. There is an ATM in Acandi a short boatride from Capurgana costing COP $20,000 one way, but the ATM is not always working, so you are advised to bring cash in Colombian Pesos for your stay. There are many ATMs in Turbo. At the same place you can do COP-USD currency exchange.
  
Compared with the mainland (Turbo/Medellin/etc) everything is more expensive here, as everything needs to be taken in by boat. List price is Carrots 3,000COP/kg, 1L water bottle 1,500COP.
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Compared with the mainland (Turbo/Medellin/etc) everything is overpriced here, as everything needs to be taken in by boat. List price is Carrots 3,000COP/kg, 1L water bottle 1,500COP.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
  
Capurganá has an airstrip and tiny airport, from which a company provides charter flights from [[Medellín]] ADA no longer flies to Capurgana, they fly to Acandi instead:
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Capurganá has an airstrip and tiny airport, from which a couple of companies provide regular and charter flights from [[Medellín]]:
  
 
* '''ADA''': has flights from [[Medellín]] to Acandi at around 250,000 COP. They can be contacted in Medellin +574 444 4232
 
* '''ADA''': has flights from [[Medellín]] to Acandi at around 250,000 COP. They can be contacted in Medellin +574 444 4232
* '''Searca''' : provide passenger and cargo flights: +574 444 4232 only on Mondays and Fridays
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* '''Searca''' : provide passenger and cargo flights: +574 444 4232
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===

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