Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the magical desert of La Guajira and its destinations Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela

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For many, thinking about spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela could be something strange; considering the possibility of entering a desert, isolating yourself a little from civilization would be disconcerting.

However, for others it is more than that … it is to live the immensity of nature to all splendor; make a kind of spiritual retreat to recharge good energies; appreciate the stars on clear nights; enjoy the sea, the landscape and all the wisdom of the Wayùu.

In this blog we will give you relevant information to consider going to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela on Christmas eve and / or a new year.

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Where is Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

To the north of La Guajira you will find these wonderful places. This experience is ideal for adventurers who appreciate nature.

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How to get to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

To get to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela you can go on your own; However, we recommend that you do these tours with a legal tourism agency, since there are many vehicles that leave from Uribia to these destinations that do not comply with the tourism regulations in force in the country and many tourists have suffered accidents (some fatal)

Another aspect to keep in mind is that in the high season this type of informal service increases prices greatly, without offering quality to the traveler.


On our website, the values are in the description of each tour and only change when the New Year begins. If you book before the end of the year, you can go on the tour paying the value of the current year of the reservation.


In Expotur we have different types of tours and the exclusive transport service in case you want to manage your budget freely:

Go to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela independently but safely

If you want to reach Alta Guajira in a more independent way, at Expotur we offer you the Transportation service to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela that will allow you to manage your budget with greater freedom and traveling safely.

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Go to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela through an official tour

If you wish, you can consult the options we offer to know these tourist destinations of La Guajira Colombia:

2 days – Cabo de la Vela Tour

3 days – Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela Tour

4 days – Tour to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela

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Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela

The best thing about spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela is to be able to appreciate its clear and bright sky, which at night gives the best view. You will feel that the starry sky resembles the lights of the traditional decorations of this era, only it will be much better.

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Will I be comfortable if I spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

Going to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela at this time or at any other time of the year, is synonymous with adventure and cultural exchange. If you do the tour with us, you will have the opportunity to stay in the ranches of the Wayùu.

This will allow more interaction with this culture and learn a little more about it. In addition, you can sleep in comfortable hammocks by the sea.

The rancherías also have bathrooms for tourists and restaurant (if you do the tour with us the food is already included)

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What will you know if you decide to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

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In Punta Gallinas:

The Punta Gallinas Lighthouse is the recommended site. In it you can take pictures that will look like movies. You can also visit Bahía Hondita, a small lagoon ideal to sit on its shore to meditate, think about everything you did in this year that happened and take advantage to propose goals for the year that will begin.

You can also visit the Dunes of Taroa; they are stunning and beautiful, it is inevitable to take many photos there. In addition, if you do the tour with Expotur, you can practice Sandboarding (we are the only agency that makes the tables available for this experience).

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In Cabo de la Vela:

Here you will see places like The Sugar Pylon, the Water Eye and you will see the sunset at the Cabo de la Vela Lighthouse.

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What to eat in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

In both destinations you will find typical Guajira food; Very famous for being well seasoned, using many stews and preparing delicious ram or goat meat, turtle, the famous friche (fried goat blood).

Sea food cannot be missed, fried and stewed fish, seafood in rice accompanied by patacones, they are delicious

If you are vegan, vegetarian or have any food restrictions and you do the tour with Expotur, you just have to inform us in our offices to be able to provide you with a better experience.

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Can I make a toast in Christmas and New Year in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela?

Of course!

To toast at Christmas and the end of the year you can have the delicious and refreshing chirrinchi, a typical handmade drink that only the Wayùu who live in this area can prepare.

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Do not forget to bring extra money to buy snacks, beer or crafts to take your loved ones as a souvenir of Christmas and the end of the year you spent in Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela.


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