Isla Fuerte is a small green island about 10km off the coast of Colombia, which is a beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, bird watching and kayaking paradise.
The fastest way to the island is to drive or fly to Monteria, and from there to make the 1 hours drive to the port of Paso Nueve, where one can take a boat ride (about 30 mins) to the island.
The island has the potential to become another up-and-coming surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing destination for Colombia.
Just witness the nice reef break off Isla Fuerte that is calling you to surf it, paddle-board (SUP) it, body-board it or even windsurf it.
The island is perfectly positioned to receive swell from the Northwest or North, and the reef is there to help form some nice waves.
The best wave on the island and arguably the best on the Caribbean coast of Colombia is the aptly named ColPipe.
Checkout this video produced by ZOME films of a recent surf trip in 2015 with Barranquilla body boarders Stephen Meyer, Ruben Villegas and surfer Roberto Marulanda.
Surf Trip Isla Fuerte from Zome Films on Vimeo.
For those that want to make the trip to Isla Fuerte, here are some lodging options:
- Estado Natural Lodge >>> International Press - National Geographic, Viva Travel Guides
- Isla Fuerte Ecolodge-Diving Center >>> Review - TripAdvisor
- Hotel Mar Abierto
- Hotel Marduk
Geographic Location of Isla Fuerte:
Location of ColPipe surfing wave:
Following Photos by Luis Chahin:
Isla Fuerte surfing, Colombia