5 reasons to visit Punta Gallinas, La Guajira

Punta Gallinas, La Guajira, is the northernmost point of South America. This place has an invaluable natural wealth. Touring its most emblematic sites you can observe the beauty of the desert, combined with the sea and beautiful sunsets.  Besides being an ideal place to disconnect from the noise of the city and routine. 

There are many reasons to visit this paradise. But today we will show you some of them.


You will be able to get into the Wayuu culture.

Something wonderful about visiting Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela is that you have total contact with the communities that live there. It is an opportunity to learn about their customs, traditions and way of life. During your stay in this place you usually sleep in the rancherías, which are the settlements where they live. 

You will enjoy beautiful sunsets and starry nights.

In many cities along the coast of Colombia you can observe beautiful sunsets. But those of Punta Gallinas are enchanting. Being a place completely away from the city, it is possible to enjoy in its splendor the sunset, which is combined with the desert. 

On the other hand, during the nights the starry sky and the sound of nature is very relaxing. Undoubtedly a different experience. 

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Visiting the Taroa Dunes

This is one of the most traditional places in Punta Gallinas. Something very exciting is to be able to go down the sand with a special board. Also from the dune you can see the Caribbean Sea. 

Visit Bahía Hondita, Bahía honda and the Punta Gallinas Lighthouse.

These are some of the places you can enjoy in Punta Gallinas. In Bahía Hondita you will observe the mangroves and some species of native birds. Some of the most striking are the pink flamingos.  Bahía Honda is a small and quiet beach. There the yellow of the desert is combined with the blue colors of the sea. The lighthouse is the traditional place to take a picture. 

Enjoying the Guajira gastronomy

During your trip to Punta Gallinas don’t forget to eat all the traditional Wayuu delicacies. Among some dishes are friche, fruit cocktails, stewed fish, among others. 


What to bring for your trip to Punta Gallinas?

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Little luggage
  • Cash money
  • Personal hygiene kit 
  • Your camera or cell phone to take nice pictures 🙂


How to get there?

Something very important to know is how to get there. We recommend you to take a tour with a legal agency so that you go much safer. The most traditional way is to take it from Riohacha. However, if you are visiting Santa Marta there are also several agencies, among them Magictour that offer the tour from here. 


Now that you know all this, what are you waiting for to visit Punta Gallinas?

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