Cabo de la Vela Colombia

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If there is something in common among all the opinions of travelers about Cabo de la Vela Colombia, it is that is an amazing place, full of incredible landscapes which makes worthwhile to have invested the time and money to live that adventure.

We will answer many questions in this blog that tourists ask themselves before traveling to Cabo de la Vela. We are sure that after reading it you will be very excited to bring forward your vacations in order to enjoy the wonderful beaches, the breathtaking scenery, the exotic cuisine, the opportunity to interact with the Wayùu culture and all that this tourist destination offers in La Guajira Colombia.

Where is Cabo de la Vela?

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As we mentioned earlier, Cabo de la Vela is located north of La Guajira, a city in northern Colombia. Along with Punta Gallinas, they are part of the touristic places in the northernmost point of South America.

How to get to Cabo de la Vela?

To get to Cabo de la Vela it is necessary that you first go to Riohacha, the capital of La Guajira province. You can go by bus or plane depending on where you are. Always remember to look for a legal tourism agency that guarantees your safety and the quality of your experience. Here we share the 6 most sought options by tourists:

To go to Cabo de la Vela from Bogotá.

If you are in the capital of Colombia, you can take a flight from Bogotá to Riohacha; which lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Arriving in Riohacha, look for a legal tourism agency that offers the tour to Cabo de la Vela Colombia.

To go to Cabo de la Vela from Medellín.

Go from Medellin to Riohacha, we also recommend you to go by plane, since the bus journey exceeds 15 hours of travel. Most flights departing from Medellin to Riohacha make a stopover in Bogota; which equates to a flight time of approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes (1 hour from Medellín to Bogotá and 1 hour and 40 minutes from Bogotá to Riohacha). Once in Riohacha, look for a legal tourism agency.

To go to Cabo de la Vela from Cartagena.

Go from Cartagena to Riohacha we recommend you to do it by bus, since all the flights make stops, and in the end it would take you longer to arrive. To buy the ticket you must go to the bus terminal in Cartagena or contact a legal company that offers the service of picking you up at the door of your lodging and take you to Riohacha. Again, we recommend you to find the legal tourism agency that suits your needs.

To go to Cabo de la Vela from Santa Marta.

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To travel from Santa Marta to Riohacha, you can do so by buying the ticket at the bus terminal of the city, worth between $25.000 and $30.000 pesos; depending on the season. You can also look for a company that offers the transportation service; picking you up at your lodging and taking you to Riohacha, where you will look for the legal tourism agency to go to Cabo de la Vela. Expotur offers a tour starting from Riohacha, that is why we do not include transportation to get there. However, we can organize a pick up from you accommodation in Santa Marta (with an extra cost). This transportation will take you to our office in Riohacha; where our specialized vehicles will be waiting for you to make the tour to Cabo de la Vela, all the above in a safe way and included in the Tour price.


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To go to Cabo de la Vela from Palomino.

As well as going from Cartagena or Santa Marta to Riohacha, it must be by bus. In our agency we help you to hire a reliable transportation service that will take you to your adventure.

To go to Cabo de la Vela from Riohacha.

Although there are people or blogs that recommend you to go to Uribia, we recommend you go to Cabo de la Vela through a legal tourism agency; since most of the cars that offer the tour in Uribia are not in suitable conditions. They do not fulfill the applicable tourist regulations of the country.

That said, some legal tourism agencies offer the same Tour to Cabo de la Vela Colombia plus the incredible experience of the Tour to Punta Gallinas, all in one package for a very low price.


If you are interested also on doing the Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela all-inclusive tour, click here.


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What to do in Cabo de la Vela?

There are many things you can do if you decide to take the Cabo de la Vela tour; For example, you can go to the Pilon de Azucar, see the Ojo de agua beach, swim and tan in arcoiris Beach, enjoy a beautiful sunset at the Cabo de la Vela Lighthouse, or if you just want to relax you can rest in the Wayuu hammocks of your lodging. In Cabo de la Vela you will find places where you can buy handicrafts and other types of souvenirs such as bracelets, tote packs and other Wayùu items.

For those who enjoy a bit more adrenaline and love extreme sports; it is important to know that the climate of Cabo de la Vela allows the practice of kitesurfing, and there are places that teach you and offer you the equipment to practice it.

Hotels in Cabo de la Vela Colombia

If you decide to do the tour to Cabo de la Vela, we recommend that you stay in a Rancheria; which is a kind of typical hotel in the region, where you can experience the Wayùu culture and all the local customs, sleeping in hammocks at the edge of the sea.

What to take to Cabo de la Vela?

Cabo de la Vela Colombia is a desert region, so it is important that you wear sunscreen, that you wear a cap or hat, comfortable clothing for the journey and swimsuit when you get to the beaches. Always carry a bottle of water with you to keep you hydrated. Insect repellent for the nights. Lots of energy, adventurous spirit and a charged camera with enough space for those memorable memories.

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