Continent
South America
Country
Colombia
Next Big City
Riohacha
Next Town
Cabo de la Vela
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Very warm water, perfectly flat, no waves, no dangerous animals, 4 km beach horseshoe type.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
No information

Soft sand beach, lots of room for safety launch and land kites, uninhabited area, very extreme, one side of the beach is near a desert, this area is suitable for landkiting.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE

Wind is very strong ranging from 25-35 knots most of the time, low wind season just May and June, 15-25 knots, very unpredictable, you should not expect less than 15 knots all year around. Direction, wind is mostly offshore, but can change depending of time of day sideshore in the mornings to 10am. Best time to kitesurfing, very early in the morning, or very late in the afternoon, you can expect steady winds and not too gusty. Mostly offshore wind in the middle of the bay, so sideshore wind at the end of the beach.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

You have to go to Bogota, then to Riohacha, and then get a taxi that will take you to Cabo de la Vela, there is one hour by plane from Bogota to Riohacha, and then two hours to Cabo de la Vela, try to use a confident people to transport you, or let your travel agency arrange all transportation.

Extra information

Rules
None

This is a very remote place, very safe, since local people protect their territory very much. Cabo de la Vela is a very small town, 1200 population, and all area is surrounded by family houses called "Rancherias", you should stay in one of those, you should sleep in "hamacas" under a shelter, first night is hard but then you get used to, price for one week including Hamaca, Fresh Water, Drinks (No licuor) and meals, just fresh fish and crab, will range from 80-100 USD. There are no rules, no commodities, no air conditioner, no fans, no beds, no electric power, no running water, no showers. Water is provided by a tank car once a week and ice is provided once a day, at night there are solar powered lamps that are on until they run out of charge. Showers are closed and you have to use a bucket to carry your own water, as well as sanitary services. Cabo de la Vela has a small hospital with emergency room and small surgery and minor procedures availability. Next big hospital at two hour ride.

Nightlife

No information