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Medellin – Nuqui, New Air Route in Colombia


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New Route between Medellin and Nuqui, in the Pacific, a new destination in Colombia. Credit: Instagram/@clicair_

This September, a new air route between Medellin, the second most populous city in Colombia, and Nuqui on the Pacific coast, has been launched. Nuqui is a top-level tourist destination with many charms yet to be discovered and is relatively unknown to mainstream tourism, mainly due to the traditional isolation that this part of the Pacific coast experiences from the rest of the country.

Route to an Exotic Destination

Nuqui, located in the Choco department on the Pacific coast, boasts some of the most exotic landscapes. Tourists who visit this place seek direct contact with nature in an unusual environment. From whale watching to lush jungle-like vegetation and a tropical humid climate, Nuquí offers a unique experience.

Between the months of July and November, humpback whales approach the beaches of Nuquí, making it the best time to see them.

To reach this town, the only option is by air, either from Medellin or Quibdo, the capital of the department. The journey from the urban area of Nuqui to the beaches is made by boats, via maritime routes. The traditional isolation of this region and the impossibility of reaching it by road from the interior of the country have preserved its unspoiled nature to this day.

The New Route

The new route from Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, is operated by the company Clic Air. The Colombian company was previously known as EasyFly. While there were already options to travel between the two cities with routes operated by other airlines, this company is responding to an increasingly popular demand from both domestic and international tourists. The new route departs from Olaya Herrera Airport, located in the center of Medellin.

“Nuqui, a destination to discover on the Colombian Pacific coast, awaits you with its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush nature,” announced Clic Air through its social media channels.

Medellin Celebrates the News

The city of Medellin celebrated its new destination through the Secretary of Economic Development, Mauricio Valencia. “From the Mayor’s Office of Medellin, we celebrate that the city continues to improve its air connectivity. Today, a new direct route within the national territory, Medellin – Nuqui, is added,” said the head of the Economic Development Secretariat.

“With this one, there are now 25 cities that are directly connected at the national level. From January to July, more than 817,000 people arrived in the city. If we compare it with the same period in 2019, it’s an increase of 55%. This boosts our economy and our tourism,” concluded Valencia, emphasizing the air traffic and visitor numbers to the City of Eternal Spring.

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The new route will depart from the Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin. Credit: KamiloKardona / CC BY-SA 3.0

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