National Natural Park Gorgona

The two Colombian islands in the Pacific Ocean couldn’t be more different from one another. Isla Gorgona, a former penal colony reached from the city of Guapi in Cauca, is replete with rivers, lush first growth forest and an abundance of sharks in its waters is a scuba diver’s paradise. Up until recently this National Park of volcanic origin located only 35km from the mainland was controlled by the national travel agency Aviatur.