Hoping to strengthen tourism in the Darien region on the far west of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, bordering Panamá, over the past nine months, Aeronáutica Civil has invested $2.7 billion pesos in improvements to Capurganá’s Narcisa Navas Airport. Located just a few miles from Colombia’s border with Panamá, Narcisa Navas airport services the towns of Capurganá and Sapzurro.
Colombia’s Darién region in the department of Chocó was once a no-go zone for tourists. But in light of the tremendous social and security progress the country has made over the past decade, the region is a growing tourist destination, especially for ecotourism, and those seeking a more naturalistic, intimate experience than provided by large resorts or urban destinations.
German Vargas Lleras, Colombia’s Vice-President attended the ceremony presenting the improvements to the community. Airport improvements have been a priority of the Juan Manuel Santos administration.
Redes Y Edificaciones, S.A. was the contractor on the improvements, and completed the following upgrades:
- Hot asphalt paving of the 900 meter long, 10 meter wide runway
- Hot asphalt paving of the taxiway
- Re-paving of the tarmac
- Runway demarcation, including tarmac & taxiway