Quibdó is the capital of the Department of Chocó, located in the north west area of Colombia. The city has a strong influx of afroamerican people, who migrated into the city after the abolition of slavery in Colombia. The city is located in one of the most dense rainforest area of Colombia, near big ecological and native reserves.The city gained importance after the discovery of gold and platinum deposits in the Atrato valley. The biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the region, along with stunning vistas make Quibdó a touristic destination frequented by tourists who want to relax.
Travel tips for Quibdo
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 Quibdo
The best time to visit Quibdó is between December and April, which is the dry season.
Climate in Quibdo
Quibdó has a tropical rainforest climate with high humidity and constant strong rainfall all year long. The average temperature is 82.4ºF, and the strongest rain falls between May and August.
Things to do in Quibdo
Nightlife in Quibdo
Location: a 20-159, Cra. 22 #20-1 Hours: Unknown Price: Unknown An excellent place to enjoy good music and relax in Quibdó.
Where to eat in Quibdo
La Paila de mi Abuela
Location: a 26a-54,, Cra. 2 #26a2 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Price: Unknown Rated as one of the best restaurants in Quibdó. It has an ample space and offers delicious typical dishes of the region.
Location: a 28-102, Cra. 5 #282 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Price: Unknown Restaurant with an excellent service and a variety of dishes to choose from.
The tourist places to see in Quibdo are
Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi
Location: Cra. 2 #24A - 32 Hours: Until noon Price: Free entrance Impresionante iglesia que cuenta con dos torres frontales y posee una bella decoración en su interior.
Parque Manuel Mosquera
Location: # a 3-50, Cl. 31 #32 Hours: All day long Price: Free entrance The perfect place to rest in Quibdó. It is a frequently visited public place and has a playground for kids.
The things to do in Quibdo
Location: Shores of the Atrato River The Quidbó Boardwalk offers beautiful vistas of the Atrato river, and has several services for tourists, including restaurants and boat trip.
Typical dishes in Quibdo
Bochinche/Rice with Pork Sausage
The bochinche is a mix of rice with a sauce based on tomatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, peas, and string beans. After that, meat is added and combined with the rice. Sometimes pork sausage is also added.
In Quibdó there are many ways of preparing and serving fish found in the Atrato river. The most common way is to season it with salt and garlic, fry it, and then serve it with potatoes, salad or rice.
How to reach Quibdo
Quibdo by train
There is no active passenger train service operating in Quibdó.
Quibdo by flight
Quibdó is served by the El Caraño airport, which operates domestic flights.
Quibdo by bus
Quibdó is connected with the rest of Colombia via highways which lead to the center and southern regions. The trip from Bogotá can take up to 13 hours. However, it is more difficult to access the western side of the Chocó department, because there aren't many roads on that side.
Accomodations in Quibdo
We currently do not have information about Luxury accomodations in Quidbó.
Important dates in Quibdo
Feast of St. Francis of Asissi
Each year in september the locals host religious processions and cultural activities like parares in honor of the patron saint of Quibdó. It also coincides with the Feast of San Pacho.