Cabo de la Vela
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Worthy journey to the Northern reaches

Fall in love with a beautiful area of northern Colombia. Cabo de la Vela is located along the Caribbean Sea on La Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. It is known for its seaside views, breathtaking desert scenery and being home to the indigenous Wayuu people.

Take a 2 day/1 night tour to Cabo de la Vela where you can see the rocky cliffs and sandy beaches below while learning about traditional Colombian history and culture. Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience by booking with The Dreamer. We are experts in this region and can’t wait to show you these gorgeous spots in Colombia.

204,000 COP + Transport (60,000 COP from Palomino & 70,000 COP from SMR)
Palomino & SMR
2 Days / 1 Night
Meals Included
Tour Guide Speaks English and Spanish
Hammocks Cabo de la Vela

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Cabo de la Vela is a headland in the Guajira Peninsula with an adjacent small fishing village made up of the traditional indigenous Wayuu people.

The cape for which its named is full of rocky cliffs above and sandy beaches below all set against a backdrop of stunning desert colors. At the northern tip of La Guajira Peninsula you will find Puntas Gallinas, an immaculate collision of desert and sea that is the northest point in South America and the coast's most remarkable setting. 

A planned itineary is described below, and if you would like to reserve this experience, please contact us directly! 

CABO DE LA VELA (2 Days, 1 Night)

First Day

Manaure, the largest salt complex in colombia

Manaure, the largest salt complex in colombia

We will depart around 6 am from The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta or Palomino and head to Cabo de la Vela. On the way, we will pass by Uribia, the indigenous capital of Colombia. We will then visit Manaure, the largest salt complex in Colombia. Afterwards, we will arrive in Cabo de la Vela and eat lunch in the early afternoon.

Your first chance to revel in the beautiful landscapes featuring desert and the sea is when we visit the spectacular Playa Dorada (Golden Beach) and walk towards the lighthouse to watch the sunset. Later, we will arrive at a quaint hotel where we will have dinner and spend the night under the stars in the hammocks. 

Included: Lunch, dinner, ground transportation, overnight accommodation.

Second Day

Pilon de Azúcar Beach

Pilon de Azúcar Beach

After a delicious breakfast early in the morning, we will head to Pilon de Azucar beach. You will get the chance to climb a small mountain and enjoy the beautiful views across Cabo de la Vela and the desert.

Afterwards, we will have lunch then head back to The Dreamer in Santa Marta or Palomino.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, ground transportation

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We’ll send this itinerary to your email so you can have it for safe keeping.

Recommended Attachments

Plastic Bag
2 Plastic bags to protect clothing from noise.
Tennis Shoes
Tennis shoes (1) pair for mountain.
Cotton T-shirt.
Shorts or Long Pants Sweatshirt.
Long Shirt
Long Shirt.
Bathing Suit
Bathing Suit.
Towel and socks
Towel and socks 3 pairs
Insect repellent
Insect Repellent
Personal Grooming Items.
Bottle of water 1 liter.
Personal Medicine
Personal Medicine.
Camera / flash light.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we depart for this trip?

You may leave from either Dreamer Santa Marta or Dreamer Palomino! The tour company has a different charge for the pickup, depending on where you are departing from.

Is Cabo de la Vela safe?

Yes! It’s very safe and with our tour operator, you are covered with insurance in the case of any accident or emergency.

Can I go to Cabo de la Vela alone?

It’s possible to visit on your own, but we recommend using a tour operator to ensure the quality of your experience. You’ll be more comfortable, secure, and get to see all the main attractions without hassling.

What is the weather like in Cabo de la Vela?

You’ll be in the desert so can expect dry and hot weather. In the evenings there will be a fresher climate, so pack accordingly.

How long does Cabo de la Vela take?

This tour takes 2 days, 1 night.

Do I need to know Spanish?

Knowing Spanish will be a skill that will help you, though the tour operators are bi-lingual. The communities in this part of the country have their own indigenous languages and you may even learn a few of their words.

Where will I sleep during the Cabo de la Vela?

For the one night you’ll sleep in hammocks or a tent, depending on the availability of the camping. If you have specific accommodation preferences, such as a private room, please notify us at the time of your reservation.

When is the best time of the year to visit Cabo de la Vela?

This trip is remarkable year-round, as you can expect Peak Summer and Peak Winter months to be the busiest. Even so, this destination is entirely remote and you will never feel it full.

What is necessary reserve my seat on this trip?

You can book this tour directly with us through email, and you'll need to (1) Indicate the dates you will like to go to the trek, (2) Provide a scan of your passport with the Colombian entry stamp (if you aren’t in the country yet once you get to the hostel we can send it), and (3) Make downpayment of 10% of the total value of the tour. Also when you arrive at the hostel we have a meeting every day at 6 pm in the reception to provide general information about the tour.



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