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The department of Chocó is on the western coast of Colombia where the Andean mountains descend into the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and a large number of endemic plants and animals can be found here.
Every year in July, humpback whales travel thousands of miles from the cold waters of the South Pole to the warm equatorial waters of the Pacific Ocean to give birth. From July to November, travelers have the opportunity to observe whales in Chocó.
Also, Chocó is unique in Colombia for its ethnic and cultural diversity. The coastal region of Chocó is inhabited predominantly by Afro-Colombian, while the interior of the region is home to indigenous ethnic groups, including the Emberá.