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Municipality and town
Flag of Coveñas
Official seal of Coveñas
Location of the municipality and town of Coveñas in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Coveñas in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Coveñas is located in Colombia
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 09°25′N 75°42′W / 9.417°N 75.700°W / 9.417; -75.700
Country  Colombia
Department Sucre Department
 • Total 11,270[1]
 • Density 152.30/km2 (394.5/sq mi)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. It was established in the 16th century as a port for slave traders, then it became an oil port in the twentieth century . It became a municipality in 2002. The town is now a popular vacation place for the people of the Colombian Andean region.


The area was founded in 1560 as a slave port. Then in the early 1900s, after slavery became illegal, it became a meat trading port. In 1971, oil of discovered in the area, and soon, many Colombian oil companies started to settle there. In the late 1970s, hotels were built to promote tourism. It became a town and municipality in 2002.


Coveñas has had a notorious tourist development since the 1960s, initially oriented more towards the local and regional population. Since the 70's, due to the characteristics of its sea, its beaches and the existence of a more adequate infrastructure to offer services and amenities to tourists, this field of covenera economy began to have national significance and in the 21st century the hotel industry has increased significantly, offering tourism services options more adjusted to the current demands of modernity. The administration of the municipality has in tourism, a very important source of development possibilities in which to intervene in a positive manner so that it will benefit the community and the region. This line of the economy should be one of the priorities of investment and support of the municipality.


There are many bus services that go from Tolú. There are also boats, however, there are no marinas in the area. A boat can come from Tolú and come straight to the beaches. People will have to go on the beaches and walk out into shallow waters to get on their boat. The town is served by Coveñas Airport, which is a military airport that offers some charter flights from time to time.


Coordinates: 9°25′00″N 75°42′00″W / 9.41667°N 75.7°W / 9.41667; -75.7