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“Unforgettable (and sandy) experience”

Kite Addict Colombia
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Owner description: Imagine a lovely group of guys, who are more than passionate into kite; a desert next to the beach in a Zone out of time; fresh Fish and a Sky of sparkling diamonds. Staying in cabo with the guys from the school: one of the best times i had in colombia!!! GRACIAS POR TODOS! And meanwhile, they fulfilled they Job: get kite addicted!
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“Unforgettable (and sandy) experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

A great destination, out of the crowd. A very quiet, small village, built on the sand, with extremely basic services. The sand will penetrate in any corner of your stuff and you will spend the rest of your holidays trying to eliminate it. With no chance.

But this is the price for sleeping on the beach, swinging in hammocks. If you are looking for an alternative and your preference is for the most "sofisticated" hotel, it's better to be prepared to a few wood cabins, without toilets. And a lot of sand everywhere, again.

Electricity is usually available from 6pm to 6am, as well as water. The noise of generators will accompany you all the night long.

But you will not regret to be in this magic place, two hours of trip far from Riohacha (on four-wheel-drive, if you choose to cross the desert. And you should, definitely). Once you are arrived your life will consist only in hours spent on the beach in front of the village or long walks in the desert towards a couple of other wild beaches. Unforgettable experience!

Last note: food is very essential and the best option is to negotiate a deal with local fishermen and ask your "hospetaje" to cook your day's catch. Eventually, you can decide to become yourself a fisherman and spend the rest of your life in this small, hidden paradise.

PS The beach in front of the village is ideal for kite-surfing and you will find a school that can provide you with the equipment.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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“Everything you need for a real disconnection: Beautiful sun, sand, and sea! Just enjoy it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is a beautiful place for people who are looking for nature and relax in the middle of a dessert, with clean sand, clean air, just nature around you. You can sleep in a hammock under stared sky, with the sea's sound. It is a place in which you are not going to find either stars hotels, or restaurants or shopping centers. It is a natural place in which you can have time just to think. You need a guide to arrive this place because there are not roads, you are going to drive on sand all the time, and if you have special diet, you would want to take your own food and water, and be ready to sleep on hammocks!

Visited January 2012
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stockholn
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“Cabo de la vela-watch out which company you go with”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

If you’re planning to go to Cabo de la vela with a jeep from Riohacha, don’t go with a company called ”Cabo de la vela tours”. They have a nice office by the beach in Riohacha, but that´s also the only serious thing about this company. We went with them, the car broke during the trip and they charged us a lot more than we’d agreed on in advance, even though we had a receipt. They were rude and just a big joke. Big warning! Be careful when you arrange your trip, but the Cabo de la vela is beautiful and definitely worth a visit!

Visited January 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A slice of paradise in La Guajira”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

El Cabo de la Vela is a tiny fishing village in La Guajira. It's a bit of a challenge to get there, but once you made it you can just enjoy the Caribbean sea and relax in your hammock on the beach. The feeling is very different from the rest of Colombia - I ended up spending 4 nights instead of the 2 I originally planned, and the only thing that made me leave was that I needed to take a shower :)

Visited December 2011
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