EcoFiwi Turismo Ecologico, San Andres

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Kayaking in Old Point

Ecofiwi its a small family owned company. We specialize in providing guided ecotours to the Old Point Regional Mangrove Park. We offer self guided and guided sea kayaking tours. We have “transparent” tempered molded sea kayaks that, as you paddle along, allow you to observe the colorful coral reefs, fish and features of the sea. We also offer snorkeling excursions and guided trekking trips to extensive and diverse mangrove ecosystems. We can arrange for sport fishing trips with local expert fisherman who know where to find the fish.

Recreational Opportunities Available

Kayaking, Snorkeling, Trekking and Sport fishing with local fishermen.

Hours Open

9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Seasons Open

We are open all year round.

Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability

EcoFiwi is a company born out of love for nature and the environment and that is why from the beginning, we have been determined to protect, preserve and restore our mangroves, while offering an activity where you can enjoy and learn from these wonderful ecosystems.

ACTIVITIES IN FAVOR OF THE MANGROVES AT THE OLD POINT REGIONAL PARK:

• Constant Vigilance. Every tour with visitors transforms itself in a patrol trip to maintain presence with the aim to avoid environmental crimes. When we witness environmental crimes, we make sure to notify the competent authorities.

• Cleaning campaigns. With the support of the national army, government, environmental police, tourist police and educational institutions we have undertaken various cleanups in the mangroves. On each tour, visitors are encouraged to retrieve any object from the sea, especially plastic; this action in order to raise awareness. The plastics recovered from our cleanup campaigns and tours are sent to ECOBLOQUES, a company that grinds and converts these elements into blocks for building houses.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

• Snacks offered to visitors are prepared with local sea and island food purchased from local artisanal fishermen and farmers in the area. We sell only local island products. Our guide is a bilingual islander who, in turn, is an artisanal fisherman.

DURING THE TOUR:

• We provide a "briefing" to our visitors about the required behavior when visiting a protected area to minimize possible negative impacts. Visitors are taught what constitutes a mangrove swamp and their environmental importance. Technical and ancestral information is also provided. We make sure that our visitors do not step on seagrass, manipulate marine life and remove sea shells or other natural elements from these ecosystems.

For More Information, Contact:

Tammyth Sepulveda Viloria

ecofiwi@gmail.com

Via san Luis (sector de Mango Tree) Old Point Regional Mangrove Park,

316 567 4988
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  • It's a nice walk to get to know the mangroves. The attention is very friendly, something very rare to find on the island. While kayaks are transparent, it's not that you're going to see an aquarium full of colors and fish, you're going to see only algae. The guide makes stops explaining what we are seeing, such as some quite unusual jellyfish. Then when you arrive at the snorkeling area it brings you a starfish for you to see it and I must say that it does so with a lot of respect for ecology not taking it out of the water and always clarifying how the starfish should be observed. Snorkeling is 3 points, So I went to the aquarium before and you see this you want to kill but you can see some fish and crabs. When they return they wait for you with a mango juice and fruits. I again highlight the good vibe of the staff.
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  • The fact that the kayak is transparent is already worth the ride. It passes through the mangroves and the sea. They leave you a time to snorkel (if you don't take them give) and take pictures. They are a company that is very good for the environment and are very organized. You get a lot of information before the tour, in a little book that you have in Portuguese too. At the end of the tour give you typical foods, the cook is very nice! But I did not like the fact that the guide does not wait, you have to paddle without stopping and fast to accompany, which makes you lose the pleasure of the way. In addition, I read that it was guided, but the guide speaks almost nothing and when he speaks only the first kayak, right behind him, hears. They should do everything calmly and without haste. If necessary, they could shorten the time of the snorkel, since there is almost nothing to see. I also didn't like having to go there just to make the reservation, since no agency sells the tour. You lose precious travel time just to go there. Lasts 2h, runs from 09h to 16h30. It costs 90000 COP, includes locker and snack. Catch a bus that goes to San Luis, $2,500 or taxi $15,000 aprox. On their website it says everything!
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