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Guajira Area is amazing, BUT don't use Magica Excursiones

La Guajira is amazing and spending a night at Cabo de la Vela is part of the excursions, but do not... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Shira R
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Denver, Colorado
For relaxing or kite surfing

Plenty of accommodation here, no need to book in advance. Mostly hammocks that go for around 10000... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2018
Mlerth
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 30, 2017

La Guajira is a very nice trip (Cabo de la Vela and then Punta Gallinas). Different tours can be booked directly in Cabo de la Vela. Don't book or stay in with "Toti", they seem nice but are thief. They make the price they want....More

8  Thank Titexou
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

We just returned from a 5-day trip from Colombia which included Santa Marta, Camarones (Parque Natural Los Flamencos), the Taironaka Reserve (Don Diego River) and Cabo de la Vela. We have family in Colombia, so this trip was my 11th trip to Colombia in the...More

15  Thank local_yokal2
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

La Guajira is amazing and spending a night at Cabo de la Vela is part of the excursions, but do not go with Guajira Magica Excursiones. My Spanish is not the best and I was told we would have a local guide, so I asked...More

1  Thank Shira R
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I had a lot of anticipation about this trip, but I left wanting to run as fast as possible. I drove my car and two guys were chasing us for more than 10 kilometers. Lots of trash. Locals do not trust you and treat you...More

1  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

If you are wanting to see Punta Gallinas, do yourself a favour and organize a tour from Riohacha. We originally planned to ‘do it ourselves’ but are so glad we booked a tour. There is very little tourist infrastructure in Cabo de la Vela, and...More

2  Thank kiwimichelle77
Reviewed March 21, 2018

La Guaijira and Cabo are amazing and interesting places to visit however the local population (Wayuu) are doing their best to upset tourists. There is a know security problem that seems unreported and ignored. Basically it is very dangerous to walk at night because there...More

2  Thank DayTripperLDN
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Plenty of accommodation here, no need to book in advance. Mostly hammocks that go for around 10000 or 15000 per night or larger more comfortable 'chinchorros' I think around COP20000 (I recommend them). If you stay along the populated part of town (a stretch of...More

6  Thank Mlerth
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Think twice to go this place. Theres basically nothing to see, if you don´t kite surf. And if you go, take a tour. And then it´s even more boring place to see. We went with rental car, and when leaving the village, we got robbed...More

1  Thank HK2411
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

For me this place is only a stop over to get to the real gem. Nothing special to see. so dont waste your time here and get asap to Punta Gallinas.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

La Guajira is a very nice trip (Cabo de la Vela and then Punta Gallinas). Different tours can be booked directly in Cabo de la Vela. Don't book or stay in with "Toti", they seem nice but are thief. They make the price they want....More

8  Thank Titexou
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

That was a very good idea to get there! Already the city of Riohacha was not that touristic anymore and to continue from there was also kind of an adventure! We didn't book a tour and just tried to get there without a lead. At...More

4  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

To be honest, if all goes right then I see no problem with booking with Toti. However if things go wrong, this guy is not there to help you in solving the problem. At the moment we were there it started to rain heavily and...More

7  Thank Robert W
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