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Habited by the Wayuu community, the village of Cabo de la Vela is located 180km northwest of Riohacha -the capital of the Guajira Region-. Charectiri- zed by rocky cliffs above and sandy beaches below, all set against a backdrop of stunning desert ochres and aquamarines, this scenery is a unique jewel of Colombia s natural richness.


Cabo de la Vela in La Guajira, Paradisiac Destination MAGIC AND SACRED WORLD FOR THE WAYUU

Cabo de la Vela is a beautiful place of deserts, rancherías without time and night winds that in the early morning will die in the salty waters of Manaure, the white municipality of La Guajira.

Located in the extreme north of South America, Colombia and La Guajira. In it are the settlements of the Wayuu community.

Visit the Wayuu Rancherías

The women, dressed in colorful blankets, chase a man wearing a guayuco. All are barefoot and move to the beat of drums. This is the dance of the yonna, which can be seen in the ranches of the indigenous Wayuu, in the surroundings of Riohacha and in other places in La Guajira. Travelers can also buy backpacks and chinchorros there, and try the friche, a goat-based dish, typical of the guajira gastronomy, where the young goat is cooked and then fried. In this area of ​​the country it is common to find goats, since they do not require large amounts of vegetation to live. The flavor of their meat is special, since they are raised eating wild oregano.

Location in Colombia

Cabo de la Vela is a coastal accident in the south of the Caribbean Sea; It is located in the extreme north of South America, specifically in the peninsula of Guajira in Colombia.


How to get to Cabo de la Vela?

Located 159 km from Riohacha, the capital of La Guajira, Cabo de la Vela is one of the tourist destinations most desired by travelers. It can be reached by car, in a journey of approximately three hours. In this place you can enjoy the waters of the Caribbean Sea and its beaches, such as Playa Dorada, as well as the cultural wealth of the surrounding ranches. If you are interested in knowing this place ...


Go up to the Pilón de Azúcar

Three hours north of Riohacha, on the Cabo de La Vela, is the Pilón de Azúcar, a hill whose summit seems to rise miles away but which climbs on foot in no more than fifteen minutes. At the top of the small mountain, where the gusts of wind feel strongly, there is an altar of the Virgin of Fatima and a relaxing view of the Caribbean Sea is appreciated.


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