If you want to visit some of Colombia’s most tranquil beaches, you need to head north by car from Riohacha for about three hours to Cape La Vela (Cabo de La Vela). This site—where Captain Alonso de Ojeda arrived in 1499—features tourist inns, a number of which are constructed from bamboo and yotojoro (the inner wood of the yosú cactus), and can go kitesurfing or windsurfing.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Encounter the indigenous Wayúu culture at their settlements. Relax on the beaches of Cabo de La Vela. Take in the sights and sounds of the nature reserves in the area. These are just some of the many enticing options that await travelers at Riohacha.
- Indigenous culture
- A hero of Colombian independence
- Water sports
- The feast of the pink birds
- In Punta Gallinas
- A touch of the Middle East in the far northern rea
- A desert oasis
- A unique landscape
- A great vantage point