Cabo de la Vela - North cape

The Guajira Department is the very north point of Colombia and South America, arriving there is like entering into another dimension, different like the usual beaches, endless landscapes, incredible sunsets and unique cultures. Its deserts will let you feel far away from civilization, but still pleasant, and the cristal clear water invites you to do Surfing or Kite-Surfing, the consistent and warm winds will guide you above the surface. For the indigenous people of the Wayuu it´s a sacred place, and its dialects are part of the Intangible Heritage of UNESCO.

From USD 70

The "Cabo de la Vela" is one of the top locations in the Guajira Department, one hour away from the capital Riohacha. There are logistical connections to the places of El Faro, El Ojo de Agua and El Desierto de Carrizal to enjoy every hour of exploring; and of course to the Surfing and Kite-Surfing spot of Baja Guajira.

Enjoy the different packages!

  • Desert & Beach Tour - 1 Night and 2 Days

    1st Day: Departure from Riohacha to Salinas de Manaure to see the process of sea salt exploitation, panoramic tour in Uribia town; tour in the Ahuyama Desert and Carrizal; arrival to Cabo Playa, an ecological place, lunch and time for rest. In the afternoon; you will be taken to Playa del Ojo de Agua; walking around the beach and time for a bath; then, walk to El Faro hill to see the sunset; then go back to the accommodation and dinner.
    2nd Day: Breakfast and walking to Pilon de Azucar beach. In the afternoon back to Riohacha.

    Includes

    • One (1) night of accommodation
    • Land transfers Santa Marta - Riohacha - Santa Marta
    • Land transfer Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela - Riohacha
    • Tour guide
    • One (1) Lunch, One (1) Breakfast, and One (1) Dinner
    • Medical Assitance Card

    Not included

    • Tips. Not mentioned activities. Taxes. Prices may change without notices
    Accommodation in Rancheria Quad Double
    Price per person USD 192 USD 214
    Additional Nights USD 30 USD 36
    Accommodation in Hammocks Quad Double
    Price per person USD 172 USD 192
    Additional Night USD 19 USD 25
  • Desert & Beach - 2 Nights and 3 Days

    1st Day: Departure from Riohacha to Salinas de Manaure to see the process of sea salt exploitation, panoramic tour in Uribia town; a trip in the Ahuyama Desert and Carrizal; arrival to Cabo Playa, an ecological place, lunch and time for rest. In the afternoon, free time and dinner.
    2nd Day: Breakfast and then tour to Pilon de Azucar Beach to climb the hill and appreciate the beautiful desert landscape, time for swimming and return to have lunch. In the afternoon visit to Ojo de Agua Beach to walk around and walk the hill to enjoy the sunset; go back to the accommodation and dinner.
    3rd Day: Breakfast and free time to enjoy the Aipir beaches, lunch and transfer back to Riohacha.

    Includes

    • Two (2) nights of accommodation
    • Land transfers Santa Marta - Riohacha - Santa Marta
    • Land transfer Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela - Riohacha
    • Tour guide
    • Two (2) Lunch, Two (2) Breakfast and Two (2) Dinner
    • Medical Assitance Card

    Not included

    • Tips. Not mentioned activities. Taxes. Prices may change without notices
    Accommodation in Cabins Quad Double
    Price per person USD 233 USD 252
    Additional Nights USD 30 USD 36
    Accommodation in Hammocks Quad Double
    Price per person USD 217 USD 233
    Additional Night USD 19 USD 25
  • Cabo de la Vela & North Cape

    1st Day: Departure from Riohacha to Salinas de Manaure to see the process of sea salt exploitation, panoramic tour in Uribia town; tour in the Ahuyama Desert and Carrizal; arrival to Cabo Playa, an ecological place, lunch and time for rest. In the afternoon, visit Ojo de Agua Beach to walk around and walk the hill to enjoy the sunset; go back to the accommodation and dinner.
    2nd Day: Breakfast and transfer to take a boat that will take you to Punta Gallinas North Cape to see Taroa Beach and Punta Gallinas Light, free time to walk around and to swim and return to have lunch in the cabin. In the afternoon, visit Punta de Agua Beach and dinner.
    3rd Day: Transfer to Pilon de Azucar Beach to climb the hill and appreciate the beautiful desert landscape, time for swimming and return to have lunch and transfer back to Riohacha.

    Includes

    • Two (2) nights of accommodation in Cabin or Hammock
    • One (1) night of lodging in "Chinchorros" in North Cape
    • Land transfers Santa Marta - Riohacha - Santa Marta
    • Land transfer Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela - Riohacha
    • Tour guide
    • Three (3) Lunches, Three (3) Breakfasts and Two (2) Dinners
    • Medical Assitance Card

    Not included

    • Tips. Not mentioned activities. Taxes. Prices may change without notices
    Accommodation in Cabins Quad Double
    Price per person USD 394 USD 416
    Additional Nights USD 30 USD 36
    Accommodation in Hammocks Quad Double
    Price per person USD 361 USD 378
    Additional Night USD 19 USD 25
  • Cabo de la Vela Full Day

    Depart from Riohacha (Guajira´s Capital) to Cabo de La Vela, tour the Salinas de Manaure to see the sea salt exploitation process. The next stop is a tour around Uribia Town and Carrizal & Ahuyama Desert. After, arrival to Cabo de La Vela and walking to climb the Faro Hill and have a bath in the beautiful Pilon de Azucar Beach. 
     
    Enjoy lunch in front of the beach, a typical and fresh fish. Free time to enjoy the Alpir beach and the return back to Riohacha 13:00.

    The tour includes

    • Land transportation Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela
    • Tour Guide
    • Lunch
    • Medical Assitance Card

    The tour not Includes

    • Transportation to Riohacha
    • Tips. Not mentioned activities. Taxes
    Full Day 4 Persons 2 Persons
    Price per person USD 60 USD 72
    Full Day 6 Persons Child 2 - 11
    Price per person USD 50 USD 45
    Ask for transfers from Santa Marta to Riohacha.
  • Rancherias are home of Wayuu indigenous, these places were adapted to receive guest and tourist from Colombia and all over the world. At the moment to visit, appreciate its significance, cultural heritage and history.

    Rancheria Utta

    Located in front of the beach, brings a cozy stay with basic service during your time in this land. The rooms offer the following services:

    • Private Bathroom
    • Beds
    • Mosquito net
    • Restaurant
    • Hammocks
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Beach chairs

     

    Cabañas Cabo Playa

     
  • TRAVEL TRIPS FOR LA GUAJIRA

    Clothing

    • The climate is arid, so use cotton clothes
    • Use durable sandals
    • Use a cap or hat to avoid sunburn on the neck and face
    • In some walking or visits to natural parks such as Los Flamingos, clothes can get wet. Bring extra clothes!

    Health

    • The use of sunscreen is essential
    • Between 14:00 and 18:00 hours, there are many mosquitoes. However, you should use repellent all day
    • Neither the Cabo de la Vela or the Alta Guajira exits public utilities.

    Other recommendations

    • Bring cash to your trip. Only Uribia Riohacha have ATMs
    • It is good to ask permission to photograph the natives; they can bother. Some of them could ask some coins
    • Don´t eat any dish prepared with turtles, a few years ago, was part of the local cuisine, today is a species in conservation
    • Bring trash bags to Cabo de la Vela and Upper Guajira, to bring back to Riohacha or a larger city with infrastructure for its treatment


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