COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

La Guajira Holiday Packages

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Accommodation, flights, car rentals, things to do and more - for your holiday in La Guajira choose Expedia! Find everything you need to organise your trip to La Guajira in one place. Enter your dates in the search bar above or scroll to our top deals below!

Top Hotel Deals

Hotel Diamonds
Hotel Diamonds
2.5 out of 5
Calle 7 #1C-40, Riohacha, La Guajira
The price is £24 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jose Prudencio Padilla Plaza and Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies. Riohacha Beach is 0.3 mi ...
4/5Very Good! (47 reviews)
"Great location, the staff very kind. Only thing the bathroom is small"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

Hotel Diamonds
On Vacation Wayira
On Vacation Wayira
3 out of 5
Paraje Punta De La Vela De San Antonio, Manaure, Guajira
The price is £78 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Riohacha Beach, Historical Pier and Cathedral of Our Lady of Remedies. Jose Prudencio Padilla ...
3.1/5 (7 reviews)
Un paraíso
"Muy buenas instalaciones , la comida muy regular deberían tener la posibilidad de una carta de comida ."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

On Vacation Wayira
Castillo del Mar Suites
Castillo del Mar Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle 9a No.15-152, Riohacha
The price is £35 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Riohacha hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riohacha Beach, Historical Pier and Jose Prudencio Padilla Plaza. Nicolás de Federman Park ...
3.4/5 (25 reviews)
"The reservation was done with months in advance but when we reach the hotel the room not was ready, the beds was very bad, refrigerator was dirty, the breakfast was like you can eat what they have in the moment that you go to the restaurant,"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Castillo del Mar Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in La Guajira

Frequently asked questions

La Guajira

Colonial towns and Wayúu villages, remote beaches and massive sand dunes, a flamingo sanctuary and arid desert terrain all await in Colombia’s northernmost department.   Get off the beaten trail at the isolated beach towns and indigenous settlements in La Guajira. Discover a region of untamed natural beauty, which stretches along the Caribbean coast from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and across vast desert in the Guajira Peninsula. First inhabited by tribespeople, such as the Wayúu, La Guajira was later disputed by Spanish, English and Dutch invaders. Today, ancient tribal traditions triumph over the lingering European influences.

At the heart of the region’s coastline is Riohacha, a colonial city founded in the 16th century that serves as the gateway into the peninsula. Its main attraction is the 3-mile (5-kilometre) long Riohacha Beach. Spot hundreds of flamingos and visit a small Wayúu community at Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, a 30-minute drive south of Riohacha. Further south is Palomino, popular for its heavenly stretch of sand and access to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Travel inland to dusty Uribia, the Indigenous Capital of Colombia. See Wayúu women dressed in brightly colored dresses and men wearing wide-brimmed hats. Come in late May, when the town hosts the Festival of Wayúu Culture. Nearby is the impressive Manuare Salt Flats.

Head north and deep into the La Guajira Desert to Cabo de Vela. Sunbathe next to free-roaming goats, swim in turquoise water and try kitesurfing and windsurfing. Dine at beach shacks run by Wayúu families. Enjoy superb coastal and desert views from Pilón de Azúcar hill. Gaze up at the huge Taroa Dunes that frame Punta Gallinas, South America’s northernmost point.

Be sure to join a guided hiking or jeep tour in Macuira National Natural Park, set within a Wayúu reservation. Walk over huge dunes, marvel at mystical cloud forests and spot hundreds of bird species. Watch a performance of Wayúu dance when staying the night at a rancheria in Nazareth.

Reach La Guajira by flying to Riohacha from Bogotá or travel overland from major cities, including Barranquilla and Santa Marta. Getting around this wild region is best achieved via organised tours or with the help of a hired local guide.