You can watch flamencos feeding at Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, located in the town of Camarones, 15 minutes south of Riohacha. There, in an area encompassing 7000 hectares, hundreds of these birds stick their beaks into the estuary of the Camarones River in search of the artemia salina—a species of brine shrimp that give flamingos their pink color. Flamingos also feed on the larvae of shrimp and other species.
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
- Tranquil beaches
- Water sports
- In Punta Gallinas
- A touch of the Middle East in the far northern rea
- A desert oasis
- A unique landscape
- A great vantage point