Located 1 hour from Riohacha, Dibulla offers a strategic position for those who want to organize an expedition to the Guajira Desert and enjoy a small, quiet, authentic fishing village.

Travelers do not yet know Dibulla, and we hope that it will not become the next “Palomino“. Enjoy the long white sandy beaches and swim in the river from the highest Sierra Nevada peaks.

You won’t find much information about this place, but you won’t regret adding it to your itinerary in Colombia. This is our favorite coastal village on this side of the Colombian Caribbean coast.

Take a car from Riohacha or Palamino. This is the best way to reach Dibulla.


How to get to Dibulla?

From Palomino to Dibulla

  • Taxi | 40 min

From Santa Marta to Dibulla:

  1. Take a bus in the direction of Riohacha and stop at Casa Aluminio | 2h30
  2. Moto-taxi to Dibulla | 10 min

From Riohacha to Dibulla:

  • Taxi | 1 hour

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Where to stay in Dibulla

Dibulla is a small fishing town with only a few accommodation options. You can decide to stay 2 blocks from the beach or pick an upscale and romantic hotel outside Dibulla, nearby Punta de Los Remedios. It's a 10-min ride by taxi.

  • Mangal

    Hostel - $


    A fantastic Italian owner who cooks delicious meals. Lovely outdoors. Basic rooms. In town, near the beach.
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  • Casa Dibulla

    Hotel Boutique - $$$

    Casa Dibulla

    5 min away from the center. Delicious food. Swimming pool. Near the beach. Lovely and modern rooms.
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  • Awatawaa

    Romantic cabins -$$$


    Gorgeous location. Private cabins on the beach. Delicious food. Located after Punta de Los Remedios. Take your repellent.
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  • Playa Kai

    Hotel - $$

    Playa Kai

    Located 5 min from Punta de Los Remedios. Small wooden huts well equipped. Ideal for chilling. Good meals. Beachfront. Good atmosphere
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Things to do in Dibulla

Dibulla is a perfect option if you want to escape the mass tourism of Palomino. Come there to witness the daily life of a quiet fishing town, chill on the beach and plan your expedition to the La Guajira desert.

  • La Punta

    3 - 5 hours | Free

    La Punta

    Walk 1h30 on a white sand beach to reach la Punta. Lovely views. Better do it in the morning.
  • Natural pools

    2 - 3 hours | $

    Natural pools

    Take a moto-taxi and hike in the Sierra Nevada to cool down in natural pools. Go with a local guide.
  • Waterfalls

    4 - 5 hours | $


    Ask the Mangal hostel to organize a tour with Edison in the Sierra Nevada. Nice waterfalls.
  • Fishing

    4 - 5 hours | $


    Wake up early and go with local fishers in tiny boats to learn how they catch fishes.
  • Horse riding

    1 - 2 hours | $

    Horse riding

    Plan a horse riding activity on the beach for sunset. Romantic experience.
  • La Guajira


    La Guajira

    There are tours leaving from Riohacha to explore the La Guajira Desert. 2, 3, 4 o 5 days! Read our travel guide!

Where to eat & drink?

For us, good restaurants and exciting nightlife are important when traveling. We gathered our favorite picks on an interactive Map. Download the APP "Mapstr" and look for "Colombia Insider"!

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