The Guajira Peninsula is Colombia’s answer to the Australian outback. This untamed and sparsely populated region is an utterly unforgiving place to live. And yet, like the outback, there is something compelling about this remote peninsula.
Perhaps it is the resilience of the local Wayuu Indians, who eke out a living in almost complete isolation. Or maybe it’s the romance that comes from knowing you are standing on the edge of a continent? Because at Punta Gallinas, you find yourself on the northernmost tip of the South American continent. And it certainly feels that way, as you gaze out over the wild and dangerous sea. It might be the Caribbean, but the heavy swells and dangerous rips are a world removed from the aquamarine waters we associate with the tropics.
This trip to the Guajira Peninsula is a rugged adventure to a land of extremes. There are no five-star hotels or luxury lodges out here! So, be prepared to overnight in rustic accommodation, including chinchorros (traditional hammocks) in an indigenous Wayuu community. Not to mention the potted, dusty roads! But, take our word for it. The captivating, stark landscape and edge-of-the-world feeling more than make up for any lack in creature comforts.
Yes, there is definitely something special about the magical Guajira Peninsula. Talk to our Travel Specialists about this and other off-the-beaten track adventures in Colombia today.