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Cabo de Vela

North of the Manaure-Uribia crossroads, the highway continues to parallel the coal railway northward to the turn-off for Cabo de la Vela, eventually passing the Parque E贸lico and ending at Puerto Bol铆var. The way is rough; low-clearance vehicles will have a difficult time. From the turn-off for Cabo de la Vela, a well-worn track cuts 17 kilometers (10.6 mi) across the desert to the coastal hamlet. Several arroyos, or creeks, have to be crossed.

Cabo de la Vela is on a bay. Along the south shore, a road edges the waterfront. On the right side are mostly cane-slat buildings serving as restaurants, shops and hostels. On the seaside of the strip are enramadas that are rented out for hanging a hammock or pitching a tent. Behind here are other streets where locals live. The beach road continues to the desert, then curves westward giving access to inns along the north coast of the bay and ending at El Faro.

Altitude: 3 m

Population: 1,500

City Code: 5


Other places nearby Cabo de Vela: Palomino, Uribia, Maicao, Manaure, Riohacha and Nazareth And Parque Nacional Natural Macuira.

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El Pil贸n de Az煤car

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Laguna de Utta

122623 A virtually unexplored birder鈥檚 paradise awaits you: Laguna de Utta, which stretches across the desert just east of Cabo de la Vela, between the village and El Pil贸n de Az煤car. Not many visit ...
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El Faro

122624The lighthouse is located on the very tip of the cape, warning those at sea of the imminent danger of these rocky shores. These days, it is a modern device keeping watch for sailors. The walk through ...
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Aquatic Sports

During Semana Santa and the December-January holidays, locals open sites renting equipment for different aquatic sports. How about skipping across these crystalline waters on a velero (sailboat) or ...
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Parque E贸lico Jepirachi

Like giant stoic soldiers lined up across the flat barren lands, awaiting the charge of a Quijote, hundreds of windmills reel their three arms against the clear azure sky. This is one of the largest ...
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