kite surfing cabo de la vela colombia

  In the middle of June, I arrived in beautiful Cabo de la Vela, a tiny town in La Guajira, the northernmost region of Colombia: home to much of the country’s indigenous population, and seemingly, most of the country’s wind. ‘Cabo de la Vela’ translates to ‘Cape of the Sail’, and for good reason. For […]

Traveling to Punta Gallinas Guajira Colombia

  ¡¡¡Check out our completely up-to-date 2016 ‘Complete Guide to visiting Cabo de la Vela’ for more information on traveling to La Guajira!!! Punta Gallinas is the northern-most point of South America – the beginning of a continent (or ending: depends on your perspective really): the point where the vast landmass of South America meets the […]

Flamingos La Guajira Colombia

We’ve written before about the many surreal locations that you can visit on a trip to Colombia: eerie prison islands battered by the waves of the Pacific, lost colonial gems on the Magdalena River, rivers running red through the jungle…and a bunch of bright pink cartoonish birds living in a wondrous coastal desert by the […]

Providencia

For our 2 week culture and history trip itinerary: click here Over the next few weeks we will be writing a series of posts containing sample 2 week Colombian holiday itineraries (including additional activities for those with 3 weeks or a month); these itineraries are designed to give readers an idea of how they can make […]

La Guajira

  Colombia is a country of wondrous destinations; a place with stunning variety and remarkable diversity. It is also home to some truly surreal travel destinations: places where reality and imagination seem to converge. Here are our Top 5 surreal spots in Colombia: 1. La Guajira Gigantic sand-dunes crashing into the Caribbean, stunning beaches carved […]

Guajira Colombia - Jorge Adalberto Solano

You can find the english version of this post here: http://seecolombia.travel/blog/2012/11/la-guajira-part-i-ghosts-hidden-treasures-and-a-crazy-bird-meet-don-jorge-adalberto-solano-the-cave-keeper/ Dicen que se trata del viaje no del destino…pero ya estábamos ansiosos por llegar a la cueva prometida. Aunque el paisaje es increible y sentíamos que estábamos a punto de vivir una aventura al mejor estilo de Indiana Jones, ya habíamos estado en esa Land Rover […]

wayuu culture guajira colombia

  Colombia is rife with a plethora of varied landscapes and regions with different cultures and traditions, but perhaps one of the most distinctive is La Guajira, the northernmost region in South America. The scenery is utterly unique, the indigenous wayuu people who make up the majority of the population are totally different to most […]