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Port of Entry
03°53.537'N, 077°04.852'W Chart icon.png
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Buenaventura is a city in the Valle del Cauca department of Colombia. With a population of 324,207 (most of city development lies on Cascajal Island).


See Colombia.


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:


See Colombia.


Isla Cangrejo (Cascajal)/wiki/Buenaventura#Isla_Cangrejo_.28Cascajal.29Island icon Isla Cangrejo (Cascajal) [[Buenaventura#Isla Cangrejo (Cascajal)|Isla Cangrejo (Cascajal)]] 03°53.122'N, 077°04.064'W


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Caution while approaching Buenaventura because there may be debris and floating logs coming down the river.

Warning: Do not make a night approach because there are many fishing nets (unmarked).


Buenaventura is a port of entry/exit for Colombia. For details see Entrance: Colombia.


The port is not a good place for yachts and should be used only in an emergency. There are reports of violent crimes.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There several marinas but are all occupied by sport-fishing boats.




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Eating out

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  • There are frequent buses to and from Cali which is a 4 hours ride away for around COP$20,000
  • Fast boats (lanchas) to Ladrilleros and close destinations leave from the Muelle Turistico in the center of town (COP$4,000 taxi ride from the terminal)



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Places to Visit

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Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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See Colombia.


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