How to get to Isla Fuerte from Medellin or Monteria

The first option is to fly from Medellin to Monteria and take a bus from Monteria directly to Lorica which takes 1 hour.  The second option is to take a bus from Medellin directly to Lorica which takes 10 – 12 hours. Both bus rides take you to Lorica where you have to change transport to get to Paso Nuevo. If you go by bus, the best way is to buy your ticket at Expreso Brasilia.

From Medellin to Monteria by flight

Flights from Medellin to Monteria can be found really cheap and takes only 1 hour.  

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From Medellin to Lorica by bus

If you take a bus from Medellin to Lorica it will take you about 10 – 12 hours. The best option is to take a bus in the evening between 19.00 and 22.00, because you will arrive in the morning between 8 and 9 and you easily can take a boat from Paso Nuevo to Isla Fuerte in the morning. The costs for the bus to Lorica are around $110.000 pesos.

From Monteria to Lorica by bus

Bus rides from Monteria to Lorica take about 1 hour and the buses leave all throughout the day. The costs will be a maximum of 12.000 pesos. You can buy your ticket at Expreso Brasilia, either at a ticket office or online.

See also transport options from other cities:
How to get to Isla Fuerte from Cartagena
How to get to Isla Fuerte from Bogota

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Taxi in Lorica

The taxi fare is usually $40.000 pesos. Taxis wait in front of the bus terminal, and this is the best option for groups of four or more. Are you on your own? You will find a cheaper shared car (colectivo) by walking from the bus terminal past the Olimpica supermarket about a hundred meters. Under a black tarp, there’s a sign that says “Moñitos — $10.000”, and there will be cars. Once there are enough people, one of the cars will take you to Paso Nuevo. It drops you off at the side of the road, and you just need to take a moto to the port, which will cost $2.000 pesos.

For more further transport details, check the second page at How to get to Isla Fuerte.