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The Malec贸n and Beach - City Walk Riohacha - Colombia

Riohacha鈥檚 Malec贸n hugs the shell-strewn, pale beige sand. Depending on the season, the sea is caf茅 con leche-colored or turquoise. Along its length are plazuelas where you can rest from the burning sun and buy Wayuu artesan铆a. From the long wharf at the foot of Carrera 6, try your hand at fishing. Between Carreras 7 and 9 is a grove of palm trees; string up your hammock for a siesta. Just past Carrera 11 are juice and seafood cocktail stands, a delicious snack for refueling. Also here, down on the beach, fishermen sell their catch in the late afternoon. The Malec贸n ends at the Casa de la Cultura.


Ca. 1 (Av. la Marina).

Riohacha, Colombia

City Walk Types:
The malec贸n and beach

Getting There

Begin your walk from the tourism office, at Calle 1 and Carrera 5.

Travel Tips:

Do not underestimate the sun here; be sure to keep yourself hydrated and take frequent rests in the shade or someplace cool.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Take along water, hat, sun screen when walking around this city.

Take a respite in the Cultural Centers; visit the Santuario de Flora y Fauna Los Flamencos; Wayuu villages in the Guajira.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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