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Gorgona Island, Colombia
Gorgona is a Colombian island in the Pacific Ocean situated about 50 km off the Colombian Pacific coast and part of the municipality of Guapi in the Department of Cauca. The island was established as Gorgona Island National Park in 1985, in order to preserve its endemic species, the richly varied wildlife of the sub-tropical forest and the coral reefs offshore. There is no permanent population on the island, however the island has been developed as an ecotourism center and can host around 80 visitors.

The island is best known for the yearly visit humpback whales pay its shores from August to October accompanied by their newborn. Gorgona is also a snorkeling and diving paradise. The islands dense rainforest has been isolated for thousands of years from the mainland, and gives shelter to some unique species like the Blue Lizard of Gorgona.

Things to See and Do

* Whale watching
* Wildlife viewing
* Old prison tour
* Diving

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 0
Land Area – 26 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +57

Travel Links – The island can be accessed by boat from Guapi (2 hours), Buenaventura and El Charco.
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