This small fishing town is located 1 hour away from Riohacha, which is perfect for organizing an expedition to the La Guajira desert.

Dibulla is not yet famous among travelers, and we hope it won’t become the next “Palomino.” Enjoy the long white sand beaches and swim in the river coming from the highest Sierra Nevada’s peaks. 

You won’t find lots of information about this place, but you won’t regret it if you add it to your Colombia Itinerary. It’s our favorite little beach town on this side of the Caribbean Coast.

Cars are leaving from Palomino or Riohacha. It’s the easiest way to reach Dibulla.

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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.

  • Mangal

    Hostel

    Mangal

    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 rooms.
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  • Awatawaa

    Romantic cabins

    Awatawaa

    Gorgeous location. Private cabins on the beach. Delicious food. Far away from everything. Take your repellent.
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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

    Beach

    La Punta

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

    River

    Natural pools

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

    Hike

    Waterfalls

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

    Local activity

    Fishing

    Wake up early and go with local fishers in tiny boats to learn how they catch fishes.
  • Beach & sunset

    Horse riding

    Beach & sunset

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

    Desert

    La Guajira

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