El Amargal is a biological reserve located on the west coast of Colombia, in the department of Chocó. It derives its name from the species Welfia regia, or Amargo palm, which is abundant in the area.

The reserve offers a national and international volunteering program, in which those who are interest in research, tropical rainforest preservation, or getting out of the routine, can spend time in El Amargal, while there they enjoy a unique experience, helping in further investigations and the maintenance of the biological station

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

40 hectares

Languages spoken

  • español
  • english

People on site

1 - 12

Dry season

June to October

Wet season

November to May

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • hammocks
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access


  • None: Off the grid

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