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El Faro - Hiking Cabo de Vela - Colombia

The 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 this desert landscape or along the shore strewn with washed-up fragments of large shells and sea urchins is the main appeal to this spot, as is the view of the sea stretching to an indistinct horizon and the glorious sunsets. If staying to watch the sunset, don鈥檛 begin the trip back too late.

Cabo de Vela, Colombia

Hiking Types:
Hike, Lookout point

Getting There

Follow the road northward out of town. When you get to the T crossroads, turn left. This will take you directly to El Faro. From the main part of the village on the south shore, it takes 45 minutes to one hour, one way.

Travel Tips:

It is advised to take the walk in the early morning or late afternoon, to avoid the heat. If staying to watch the sunset, do not begin the trip back too late, or you will be caught by nightfall.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Take along plenty of water and some snacks; sunscreen, hat and shirt; and, a camera. If going in the late afternoon, also bring a flashlight.

El Pil贸n de Az煤car, Ojo del Agua, Hoyos Sopladores, Cuevas del Diablos, Laguna de Utta are some other places of interest worth visiting while in the area.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Here are other activities in and around Cabo de Vela that may be of interest: El Pil贸n de Az煤car,

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