Located in the north of the Caribbean Coast, La Guajira is the largest desert in Colombia. The landscapes are a mix of beautiful beaches, vast arid lands with a few bushes, yellow dunes, and a green oasis.
Although you can reach Cabo De La Vela with public transportation, you will have to book a tour to explore the different highlights of this mesmerizing desert. Be aware that you will spend most of your time in the jeep. However, the sceneries are 100% rewarding.
99% of travelers are doing the same 3D,2N tour to Punta Gallinas, which is the northernmost point of South America. The jeep tours are leaving from Santa Marta, Dibulla, or Riohacha.
In case you’re looking for a “deeper experience,” we recommend you to live among the Wayúu (indigenous) in their rancheria. However, pick your agency with caution as some of them are tourist traps.
Also, try to add the national park Macuira in your Colombia Itinerary if you’ve got an adventurer soul. It’s a hidden oasis!