How to get to Cabo de la vela

The best way to get to El Cabo de la Vela is to fly to Riohacha. From Riohacha transport is available to take you to El Cabo de la Vela. The two hour drive from Riohacha takes you through a unique semi-arid landscape of cactus forests that leads right up to the sea.

To Riohacha by Plane

Bogotá to Riohacha between $150.000 and $500.000 COP

Riohacha to Cabo de la Vela in 4×4

Private 4×4 – $350.000 COP one way at any time
Shared 4×4 (leaves 8am) – $60.000 COP per person (information hotel Castillo del Mar or call us)


To Riohacha by Bus

Bogotá: Bus to Riohacha or Maicao $70.000 – $150.000 COP
Cartagena: Puerta a Puerta to Riohacha $50.000 COP
Barranquilla: Puerta a Puerta to Riohacha $40.000 COP
Santa Marta: Puerta a Puerta to Riohacha $30.000 COP
Puerta a Puerta are Minivans. You can also catch a bus (they are cheaper) but they need 2-4 hours more than the minivans

From Riohacha to Cabo de la Vela in shared transport

Riohacha – Uribia: Public Shared Car – $17.000 COP (you will wait for the car to fill up)
Uribia – El Cabo de la Vela: Wayuu Pick-Ups $15.000 COP (last one leaves at 1pm, not on Sundays)


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