Coveñas is a Colombean city located in the Sucre Department, north of the country. It was founded as a port called Hacienda Santa Bárbara de Cobeña. It later became one of the most important caribbean port for the Republic of Colombia.The history of the city begins with a spaniard named Julián Patrón Airiarte, who began as a ñame trader and gathered enough capital which in turn allowed him to begin a slave trading enterprise.Its business flourished, and its hacienda expanded to become a significant part of what is now Coveñas. At the start of the XXth century, several industries bloomed in the city, which in turn led to the construction of an Industrial Complex and raised the demand for workers and permanent city residents. Also, since the decade of 1960, Coveñas has invested considerably in tourism infrastructure, and is now a frequently visited destination by both colombians and foreigners.
Travel tips for Coveñas
We recommend you take some time to visit Tolú, a small fishing town with ecotourism and diving attractions located close to Coveñas. From there you can depart on trips to Caribbean Islands.If you plan on visiting Coveñas and Tolú, we recommend you make reservations in due time.If you have planned to move around the regions in Colombia, you might be asked to have the yellow fever vaccine. Other vaccines that you should consider -in case you travel to rainforest areas- are the tetanus vaccine and the hepatitis A/B.The electric current kind used in Colombia is 110-volt AC (110 V), with a frequence of 60 Hz. We recommend you to have a plug adapter if you travel to places that use other voltage to avoid that the electronic devices suffer a short-circuit and don't work.
Best time to visit Coveñas
The best time to visit Coveñas is during the Summer, when you will be able to enjoy the beach at its fullest. Rains are frequent all year long.
Climate in Coveñas
The climate in Coveñas is that of a Tropical Savanna. It has an average annual temperature of 80 °F. It rains moderately during the summer.
Things to do in Coveñas
Nightlife in Coveñas
Location: Tolú-Lorica Highway near Playas Segunda Ensenadas Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Pub perfect for a relaxing and having some drinks by the sea.
Where to eat in Coveñas
Restaurante el Laguito
Location: Vía de la playa Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Restaurant known for its seafood. Is an ample and excellent place that allows you to enjoy to view of the sea.
Sabores Del PERÚ
Location: Cra. 4 #11-20 Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Rated as one of the best restaurants in Coveñas, offers typical dishes of both Colombia and Peru.
The tourist places to see in Coveñas are
Museum Park of the Marines
Location:Tramo Ortíz Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown Modern Museum that hosts the history of the country's Marines Moderno Museo que alberga la historia de la infantería de marina del país.
The things to do in Coveñas
La Caimanera Swamp
Location: Outside Coveñas Hours: Unknown Precio: Unknown Swamp with impressive natural vistas. You can travel through the mangroves and observe the unique flora and fauna. There are also some restaurants in the area.
Ecopark Laderas de Villeros
Location: Outside Coveñas Hours: Unknown Precio: Unknown Extensive park for the realization of outdoor activities and for the preservation of local flora and fauna.
La Coquerita Beach
Location: Near Lineal Park Hours: All day long Precio: Free entrance Beautiful caribbean beach with tempered and crystal clear waters.
Typical dishes in Coveñas
Rice with Fried Coconut
Coconut Water mixed with grated coconut, which is then caramelized and used to prepare the rice. The result is a bittersweet rice portion used to accompany other dishes.
Mote de Queso
Soup made of ñame, prepared with a stew and with cheese.
Round slices of saltied fried bananas, which serve as an appetizer.
How to reach Coveñas
Coveñas by train
There is currently no passenger train service that has Coveñas as a destination.
Coveñas by flight
The town is served by the Coveñas Airport, which is operated by the Colombean Navy. It does offer domestic flights from time to time.
Coveñas by bus
In Coveñas you will be able to find frecuent trips to other neighboring towns such as Tolú and Lorica. The distance to Cartagena is 3 hours and 10 minutes, and the fare is around 30 000 COP. From there you will be able to find connetions to any other city in Colombia.
Accomodations in Coveñas
Location: calle 4 20 30 sector boca de la cienaga, 706050 Price: Starting at 68 400 COP Comfortable hotel with an outdoor pool. Offers free wi-fi and is close to the beaches of Coveñas.
Location: Calle 6 # 3 - 20, La Coquerita, 130001 Price: Starting at 60 000 COP Hotel that welcomes pets, offers free wi-fi and even has a restaurant.
Location: Primera Ensenada Sector Puntepiedra, 706050 Price: Starting at 172 000 COP The hotel has a pool and direct access to the beach. There is private parking and free wi-fi in common areas.
Hotel Dream Beach
Location: boca de la cienaga segunda encenada, 579970 Price: Starting at 294 000 COP The Hotel Dream Beach welcomes pet, has a bar and private parking. Rooms have air conditioning, TV and private bathroom with a shower.
Important dates in Coveñas
Sirenato del Mar
Beauty Pageant held in Tolú, where candidates from different regions of colombia participate.
Bullfighting and other celebrations are held in Coveñas, and most of the population of the town participate.