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Tumaco is Colombias second largest Pacific port, situated 304 kilometers from Pasto, in the southwest of Colombia, near the border with Ecuador. The climate here is hot and tropical. The city is situated on three islands, all connected by bridge: Tumaco, Viciosa and El Morro; Isla Tumaco is the principal population center. Seen from the air, the city looks like a coast-to-coast blanket of human civilization. Isla El Morro hosts the citys air and maritime ports, as well as a major military base. Tumaco is called "La Perla del Pacifico" ('The Pearl of the Pacific'), but its luster is a bit dulled in spots.

Tumaco is accessible by daily flights to and from the city of Cali, which is well connected to Bogota. It can also be reached by land via highway from the city of Pasto, capital of Narino Department. Tumaco is known for being the hometown of many great Colombian soccer players, including Willington Ortiz.

Colombian film director Samuel Cordoba released a documentary about the city in 2009. The film, entitled "Tumaco Pacifico," chronicles the stilt-house area of the city, predominantly populated by Afro-Colombians. Cordoba was inspired by a panoramic photo of the stilt houses he saw in a photography book on Tumaco. The film won first place at the Festival de Cine Latinoamericano de Bordeaux, in France, and was presented at the Festival Internacional de Cine, in Santiago, Chile.

There are also places of great interest untapped ecotourism and beaches located near the mouth of the Mira River, where the river meets the sea in idyllic admirable. the beaches of Miracles, among other Bocananueva y Teran, where they find a great diversity of flora and fauna.

External Links

Tumaco: Tourist guide

Tumaco: Web Portal San Andres de Tumaco - La Perla Del Pacifico

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