Punta Gallinas, the most northern destination in South America, is one of the places in Colombia that you should know. In this blog, we want to tell you the best time to go to Punta Gallinas, so you can make your tour reservations and flights in advance.


best time to go to Punta Gallinas

Climate in Punta Gallinas

Punta Gallinas is located in La Guajira province, the driest area in Colombia; its average temperature is between 22 ° C and 40 ° C. Terrestrial ecosystems predominate in this area of the country: desert and dry forest.


Best time to go to Punta Gallinas

best time to go to Punta Gallinas
Sandboarding in the Dunes of Taroa, Punta Gallinas

Despite being a desert area, there is a period of rainfall that occurs in the months of October and November. Some tourists choose to go at this time, since they prefer a cooler climate; however, when the day is cloudy, the landscapes and sunsets cannot be appreciated in the same way.

The period from December to February and from June to July is when there are more visitors in the area, so if you want to go in a quieter time, you can visit this spectacular tourist destination in the months of March, May, August and September.


What do you need to know before going to Punta Gallinas?

best time to go to Punta Gallinas

Tourism Legal Agency

Once you have chosen the date to go, research online the opinions of the agencies that offer the tour to Punta Gallinas; compare prices and benefits.

Avoid using illegal transport, fatal accidents have already occurred to those tourists who want to save some pesos but lose their lives instead.

Personal kit

In addition to soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene items, it is advisable to bring sunscreen, repellent, towel.

Do not forget to go with comfortable clothes, sneakers, sandals and a backpack only with what is necessary for the days of the tour.


The best time to go to Punta Gallinas will depend on what you like; whether you prefer to go in a cooler time to avoid the heat of the Guajira desert … or doing during high season to meet more people … or maybe if you prefer to go at a quiet time of the year.

Tell us what your ideal time to travel is!

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