Most American saltwater-fishing enthusiasts who travel to fish Central or South America head to Guatemala, Costa Rica or Panama. But Colombia’s not really on their radar. It wasn’t so long ago that violence in the country made it a place to be avoided, not visited. Nor has any infrastructure related to tourism developed significantly on its coast.
But as to the first concern, Colombia is a far safer place now and, with customary cautions for travelers anywhere, has much to offer tourists. And the second, as I discovered, means its coast is unspoiled and little visited (or fished). These photos offer some idea how I fared on a visit to fish Bahia Solano, west of Medellin, for a few days in early April.