Tolú

Tolú

Tolú is a municipality located in the Colombian Caribbean, in the department of Sucre. This location is popular among tourists for its beautiful landscapes, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters. In Tolú, you can practice extreme sports and experience the Colombian adventure.

A brief history about Tolú

A brief history about Tolú

The municipality of Tolú was founded on July 25th, 1535, by the conquerors Alonso de Heredia, Pedro Velazco and Martínez de Sevilla. These men turned this hidden place in the Gulf of Morrosquillo into an important port for agricultural goods trade during colonial times. Later in the XVII century, this region reached its golden age thanks to its recognition as a key location for exporting products both via sea and land, achieving high outputs of sugarcane, other agricultural products, and livestock. Later, with the arrival of African slaves, the workforce increased to the point of drawing the attention of English pirates, who repeatedly attacked the gulf to steal and seize the trade. However, the agricultural and livestock activities were maintained and brought tourism along with them, due to the stunning beaches that make this place a real paradise.

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Tolú today

Tolú today

Currently, Tolú is commonly visited by tourists of all kinds, nationals and foreigners, who come to know the Colombian Caribbean and practice extreme sports. The sea in this area has the advantage that it is shallow and calm, which allows the practice of watersports such as paddleboarding, kitesurfing, fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving. The beaches are attractive due to the crystal clear seawater and the white sand that characterizes the Colombian Caribbean and makes it a tourist site definitely not to be missed. Additionally, you can visit other places, such as the Ciénaga de la Caimanera and the Ciénaga de la Leche, among the best known, where you can take a boat ride and appreciate the biodiversity and mangroves that inhabit this place. Other adventure destinations include the Roca Madre park and the Toluviejo caves. If you want to take a walk through the municipality, you can visit the Santiago el Mayor church, an iconic religious center located in the main square of Tolú.