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About Necocli

Necoclí is a colombian municipality located in the Department of Antioquia, located at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and near the Caribbean Sea. It was founded in an area previously occupied by the Kunas and has an ample heritage and influence from the cultural tradition of this culture.The city was for a long time the entrance to the Antioquia area for the spaniards. According to the legend, one tired and thirsty traveler arrived to the area in search for water, but locals replied “Ni “coclí” había por allí” (“you won’t even find “cocli” there”), being cocli a very popular beverage in the region; and the name derives from there.Nowadays Necoclí is a city known for its production of bananas and coconuts, and is an attractive destination due to its ample beaches, which draw both national and international visitors.

Travel tips for Necocli

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.

Necocli weather

Best time to visit Necocli

The best time to visit Necoclí is during summer, so you can get the most out of the caribbean beaches nearby.

Climate in Necocli

Necoclí is located by the shores of the Caribean sea. Its temperature is high and the climate is tropical. It has an annual average temperature of 82.4°F, and an average precipitation of 2036mm.

Things to do in Necocli

Nightlife in Necocli

Necobeach

Location: a 52-27, Cra. 51 #521
Horario: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Price: Unknown
Restaurant - bar located near the Necoclí beaches. From which you will be able to enjoy an impressive view of the sunset.

Zion Beach Bar

Location: Cl. 51
Horario: Starting at 3 p.m.
Price: Unknown
Bar located in front of the Necoclí beaches, which has an excellent service and great music.

Where to eat in Necocli

Casa Hotel las Palmas

Location: Carrera 50 # 43-06, 057870
Price: Starting at 49 000 COP
Casa Hotel las Palmas offers free WiFi and welcomes pets. It has a terrace, a view of the garden and bar, and have private parking. All rooms have private bathroom with showers and TV’s.

Hotel Punta del Águila

Location: cll 50 n 46 10, 057870
Price: Starting at 53 000 COP
Hotel Punta del Águila offers comfortable lodgings with air conditioning, TV and private bathroom, and has an excellent location within Necoclí. It has WiFi and private parking, and the reception is open all 24 hours of the day.

The tourist places to see in Necocli are

Touristic Beaches

Location: Shores of Necoclí
Hours: All day long
Price: Free entrance
Beautiful beach circuit with amazing caribbean beaches, which are now the main touristic attraction of Necoclí. It is easy to access them, and are surrounded by other services such as restaurants and hotels.

The things to do in Necocli

La Marimonda and El Salado Swamps

Location: Outskirts of Necoclí
Hours: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Swamps which act as an invaluable water source for Necoclí. These swamps, along with their flora and fauna, provide with Necoclí beautiful and unique vistas.

Rionegro Cove

Location: Outskirts of Necoclí
Hours: Unknown
Price: Unknown
The Rionegro cove is a Biological Reserve which congregates one of the richest ecosystems of the planet: the mangrove swamp, which is a place where different fish species spawn, as well as other species of aquatic animals. It is also the perfect place for the migration of birds.

Mud Volcanoes

Location: Outskirts of Necoclí
Hours: Unknown
Price: Unknown
Necoclí has several mud volcanoes nearby, which are known as recreative spaces. According to popular tradition, the chemical elements of the volcano have medicinal properties, and are also beneficial for the skin care.

Typical dishes in Necocli

Bandeja paisa

It's a filling food, of unbeatable quantity and variety of flavors. The most representative you can taste in Antioquia region. The main feature is that is served in big plates, full of varied food. In a tray like that you can find beans, pork rind, chorizo, rice, fried eggs, avocado, banana and corn cakes. It's a plate as to be satisfied for a while.

Arroz con pollo

A classic among classics. It's prepared frying the garlic and onion for afterwrds add chicken pre-boiled. Then you add paprika and peas with salt and pepper and spices as you like. At the end you add the rice, and your dish is ready to your delight.

Brevas con arequipe

the breva is simillar to the fig, but not so sweet. To prepare this dish you make an incision to the brevas and boil them in water for 10 min. During the process you add sugar and lemon drops. After boiling, you cut the fig in two without separating them completely. And then you fill it with arequipe (condensed milk).

Bananos asados

One of the most traditional dishes is made of banana, vanilla essence, sugar and milk cream. This plate is put in oven until being a sweet delight for lunch time.

Sancocho paisa

It's a typical Colombian soup, but the preparation is different in each region. When you prepare this substantial soup, you boil various meats and vegetables, seasoned with spices of diverse flavors as cumin and pepper. It's a very nutritional dish with a lot of calories, just ideal if you need to reinstate energies after a long route in Medellin.

Arepa de choclo

Choclo is nothing different but corn, also called chocolo. Arepas are little omelette prepared with ground choclo and put on a banana leaf, and roasted later in a grill. Inside you put white cheese, cut in little strips or ground. Ready succulent plate to taste!

How to reach Necocli

Necocli by train

There is currently no passenger train service that has Necoclí as a destination.

Necocli by flight

Necoclí has an airport, which mostly operates domestic flights.

Necocli by bus

Necoclí is connected to the resto of Colombia via two highways, the Medellín-Montería- Necoclí and the Medellín- Turbo- Necoclí. The trip from Necoclí to Medellín averages 7 hours and 45 minutes. From Medellín it should be possible for you to make connections to any other destination in Colombia.

Accomodations in Necocli

    Casa Hotel las Palmas

    Location: Carrera 50 # 43-06, 057870
    Price: Starting at 49 000 COP
    Casa Hotel las Palmas offers free WiFi and welcomes pets. It has a terrace, a view of the garden and bar, and have private parking. All rooms have private bathroom with showers and TV’s.

    Hotel Punta del Águila

    Location: cll 50 n 46 10, 057870
    Price: Starting at 53 000 COP
    Hotel Punta del Águila offers comfortable lodgings with air conditioning, TV and private bathroom, and has an excellent location within Necoclí. It has WiFi and private parking, and the reception is open all 24 hours of the day.

Important dates in Necocli

Carnival of the Summer and Contest of Dancing Couples(August)Carnival during which a dancing contest is held and couples take part in a tournament that rates them on their proficiency on cumbia and porro paletiao, as well as other rythms of the Atlantic Coast. On top of that, other musical concerts and held through the city, which in turn generate a festive mood in town.
National Bullerengue Feast(October 12th)This feast is celebrated on Columbus Day. It seeks to reinforce the musical folklore of the region, and one of the manifestations of this folklore is the Bullerengue dance.
Popular Feasts of the Coconut and Corralejas(6th of January)Celebrated during the Three Kings Day, the feast of the Coconut, which once was the flagship product of Necoclí. The celebration involves corralejas, riding, tournament sports and several other cultural activities.

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