Don't miss out on other activities at El Cantil Ecolodge in Nuquí, Chocó, Colombia

El Cantil has several special characteristics that make it the ideal place to carry out all sorts of activities that revolve around nature. You can add hikes and walks, kayaking or surfing, boogieboarding and even snorkelling to any package you choose. You will be accompanied by one of our local guides during all of these activities. They're experts on the region and their traditions and will show you the richness of the culture, the fauna and the flora of Chocó's tropical rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, ensuring you return renovated and invigorated from your holiday. 
You can also rent out boards such as longboards, paddleboards, funboards, shortboards, bodyboards and kayaks. Kayaking and paddle surfing is particularly spectacular between June and October when we are visited by humpback whales. 
Nuquí possesses a great number of possibilities for you to enjoy its natural beauty and our hotel offers you all of these activities which are run with professionalism and under the strictest sustainability practise rules (check our sustainability policies for more information). 




As you hike through the jungle, our hotel guides will show you Nuquí's natural and cultural treasures. You will learn some of the uses locals have for certain plants, and their knowledge and stories about the native fauna, and their myths and traditions—none of which you will find on any search engine. Having direct contact with nature while your guide tells you all about the natural surroundings (without making it sound like a biology lesson) make our guided tours unique and different from other tours in the region. Add value to your holiday; choose hikes and walks that are at your fitness level so you can enjoy them fully. Below you can check how we have classified our hikes so you can choose the ones that fit your interests and capabilities.


1: Easy A: Under 2 hours
2: Medium B: Between 2 and 4 hours
3: Hard C: More than 4 hours
4. Extreme  


JOBÍ, RIVER (1B)  $ 26.000--A beautiful walk down the beach past numerous streams where you can enjoy the seascape in contrast with the jungle. It's a long walk so you will take breaks along some of the streams.

PIEDRA PIEDRA (2B) $ 26.000--You will follow the creek's canyon into the jungle on this medium-difficulty hike that lasts anywhere between 1 and 4 hours, depending on the group. Ideal for intrepid nature lovers.

RÍO TERCO (2B) $ 26.000--This walk can be done all along the beach until you reach the river.

RÍO TERCO (3B) $ 36.000--Hike up-river on a path surrounded by a beautiful jungle landscape, swim in natural pools and rivers of abundant fresh water. This jungle hike is usually done in 3 hours.

QUEBRADA DOBLE-DOUBLE STREAM (3B) $ 26.000--Enter the jungle through the Piedra-Piedra stream and once you reach Pijibá stream you start following it down-river towards the beach. This hike is about 2 hours long and has a high level of difficulty, but it's one of the most exotic and exciting hikes.

ARUZI (2C) $ 36.000--Walk along the beach and visit the hot springs, recommended for hikers.

CARRIZALITO (4C) $ 56.000--Hike through streams and jungle paths as you search for Carrizalito Mount through the dense jungle mountains. Quite an adventure..


Surf Boards

We also have different types of surfboards available for rent so you can enjoy the waves in front of the hotel. If you would like to learn how to surf with us, click here. Learn to Surf.

Rental and course options
Price (COP)
Boogie board rental (per day)
$ 103.000
Boogie board rental (per hour)
$ 30.000
Surf board rental (per day)
$ 105.000
Surf board rental (per hour)
$ 32.000
Surf course (per person)
$ 337.000
Half surf course (per person)

 $ 204.000





Kayaking around El Cantil is a relaxing experience to get in touch with nature. Nuquí offers a unique and majestic seascape where you can enjoy watching animals like dolphins, whales, flying fish, birds and all the while having an incredible view of Colombia's Pacific coast.


Kayak rentals
Price (COP)
Kayak rental (per hour, for two people)
$ 43.000
Kayak with a guide (for two hours per person)
$ 26.000



Speed Boat Surf Tours


An outing on a speedboat will allow you to enjoy the landscapes and experiences that Chocó has to offer. Being out on the water while in Nuquí is a great experience no one should miss out on. You can visit rivers, beaches, inlets and rocks like Cabo Corrientes; jump out into the water and listen to the whales from June to October, go snorkelling and diving; you can practise sustainable fishing or get a taste of the local culture by going up to the fishermen in their little wooden canoes, which they ride out to sea with nothing more than an oar and their fishing gear, and buy fish directly from them. 


Boat Size Price (COP)
Small speed boat, 1-4 people, (In the bay) - Day or fraction of a day $ 522.000
Large speed boat, 5-15 people, (In the bay) - Day or fraction of a day $1.097.000

During whale watching season we charge per person for every 3 hour trip (see our Whale Watching Package for more information




The Pacific Ocean is characterised by its incredible abundance of marine fauna, and although visibility is not the same as in the Caribbean, it's still a worth while experience. We have snorkels, masks and fins for rent, and guides to help you enjoy what Nuquí's coast has to offer. You can go snorkelling with a guide in front of El Cantil, Terquito and Guachalito for $23,000 per person. (Do not include gear).


Gear Price (COP)
Fin rentals (per day, per person)
$ 25.000
Snorkel and mask rental (per day, per person)
$ 25.000

Snorkeling guide $ 30.000 In front of El Cantil, Terquito and Guachalito.


Paddle Surf


Paddle surfing is another good way to enjoy the beauty of Nuquí's coast.



Paddle rentals
Price (COP)
Board rental per hour
$ 40.000 
Board rental per day (daylight hours)
$ 119.000 


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