Amazing Kitesurfing spot in Northern Colombia, in the Guajira Peninsula where the Wayúu, an Amerindian ethnic group live. We were there a few days late January 2015.
It’ s uneasy, from Rioacha (small city), around 2 hours of bumpy drive.
And to reach Rioacha, there are direct flights from Cartagena or Bogota. We did it by bus from Cartagena, it took us 6 hours with one stop in Santa Marta.
Beautiful beach, the sea on one side and the desert on the other. The landscapes are impressive. Only a few hundreds inhabitants.
Mostly sunny during the year, air temperature : 25 °C and the water temperature is around 27 °C
Budget : for one night, we paid 50 000 COP (17 euros)
Hostel prices can be negotiated for several nights and if it is not during high season.
Because of the constant wind, Cabo has become for a few years a renown Kitesurfing spot.
There were few tourists during our stay.
At most maybe 10 Kite riding at the same time.
A perfect spot for freestyle, almost no waves, pure offshore wind.
there are 3 Kite schools at the moment. The spot is developing, fast. There are a few dozens Hostels/cabanas one next to the other, facing the sea, some right on the beach. Most of them have their own restaurant.
There are only a couple of “tiendas” in Cabo. Very small shops with a “small” selection of products : sodas, cakes, concentrated milk…Good to buy a few products in advance as there is nothing opened after 19h.
Beautiful beaches, small villages in the desert…
The surroundings of Cabo are stunning and if you have time I really recommend a trip to the extreme north of South America, Punta Gallinas. We booked it through an agency in Cartagena, there are also a few agencies in Rioacha, but none in Cabo de la Vela.