The rough plans so far

On the left of the notes are two possible routes through Colombia. Both have me leaving Colombia around 1/7 or 1/8.

Salento at the top is an area within the coffee growing region that was strongly recommended by my friend Sid who was in Colombia two weeks before I arrive there.  You can do tours of the plantations and you are in a valley surrounded by thick, green mountains.  Good trail running!

In the middle of the notes is the important town of Nuqui where it seems everything ties to. It is the jumping off point for the Pacific Coast towns. You fly into there from Medellin or Quibdo, and then take a boat to various points along the coast. Juan Maria supposedly is a man I should seek out and ask for information.

Lower right corner of my notes are Coqui and Jobi, both 25 minutes boat ride from Nuqui. I was sold when my guidebook recommended visiting Jobi to “travel up the Rio Jurbida in dugout canoes to remote waterfalls”.

There are a couple of other noteworthy locations within 30-45 minutes from Nuqui by boat so could be some good day excursion opportunities. I found this seemingly helpful blog post but it’s hard to tell how old the post is.