Departamento de La Guajira Things to Do

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Departamento de La Guajira Things to Do

  • Cabo de la Vela

    Cabo de la Vela (Spanish for 'cape of sails') is a beautiful bay with a remote and tranquil fishing village, located 180 km northwest of Riohacha. It is a popular ecotourism destination of the Caribbean region of Colombia. The village itself is little more than a dusty rural community of Wayuu, living in traditional houses made of wood and cactus....

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  • Ranchería - Wayuu Community

    Visiting a ranchería, Wayuu community, to learn about their everyday life, culture, beliefs and legends, was one of those things that we really wanted to experience while exploring La Guajira. We talked to Maily again and she arranged it with her husband to take us there. He picked us up at Playa del Pilón. After we left other passengers in Cabo de...

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  • Camarones

    Camarones (meaning shrimp) is a lovely fishing village, 20 minutes south of Riohacha. Only a short drive from here is Boca de Camarones, the entry to Santuario de Fauna y Flora Los Flamencos. There is a long and almost deserted beach, La Playa, visited by locals, one day visitors and guests of the restaurant Mira Mar. As the name suggests, the area...

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  • Pilón de Azúcar

    The jewel of the area is Playa del Pilón, the most beautiful beach in Cabo. It is rust-orange sandy beach backed by craggy cliffs and spectacular greenish-blue colour of the sea. At sunrise and sunset it looks especially magic. Wayuu families sell drinks and handicrafts under a palm-thatched shelter at the parking lot. On the beach there was a man...

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  • Riohacha

    The capital city of the Department of La Guajira, Riohacha is a laid back little town that serves as a getaway for those few visitors who head out to the desert-like La Guajira Peninsula. Considered one of the most mysterious corners of Colombia, it's only one hour from the Venezuelan border, so it makes a convenient resting point before heading to...

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  • Uribia

    From Cuatro Vías the road leads north to Uribia where we had to organize a transportation to take us on to Cabo de la Vela. Here is the heart of La Guajira. All roads lead to Uribia, it's the hub of transportation to Guajira Alta. Uribia is a colourful place with a large indigenous population pertaining to the Wayuu ethnic group and is known as the...

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  • WALKING

    Short walks in Wososopo -- on the border of Venezuela -- in the Serranía de la Macuira to the waterfalls, and different beaches including: Puerto lópez, Bahía Hondita, Bahía Honda, Neimao, Puerto Lodo, Portete and Cabo de la Vela. We offer longer walks in the Serranía de Cosinas and passing through the Serranía de Macuira from Siapana a Nazareth;...

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