Imagine a place with guaranteed strong wind everyday, flat and shallow water, fresh fish and lobster for dinner and an extraordinary view of the stars at night. That’s Cabo! It’s the perfect place to take some advanced lessons and have a photoshoot of your jumps and tricks. No wetsuit needed, preferable kite sizes: 6 - 9 sqm. Although the wind direction is offshore, the shape of the bay makes for a safe kite spot. You will be amazed by the skills of the local Wayuu riders!
Kite in Colombia's wild North! The Department ‘La Guajira’ is by far the area in Colombia with the strongest winds. The peninsula is a big semi desert, that offers numerous secluded and unknown kite spots. Cabo de la Vela is Colombia's No. 1 kite spot, with (almost) guaranteed wind everyday and flat and shallow water. It is indigenous territory of the Wayuu who you will get to know during the trip. They have many traditions, like their handmade hammocks and bags, and speak their own language 'Wayuuneiki'. Some of the local kids are now professional riders and will impress you with their tricks. Enjoy some hikes in the area and the fresh seafood like fish, lobster and more.
The Kite Expedition to Cabo de la Vela takes you to Colombia’s No.1 kitespot, with reliable wind and flat and shallow water. It’s a complete ‘no worries’ package that lets you focus on learning to kite or simply enjoying the unique spot. We pick you up early in your hostel in Riohacha and drive about 3 hours in northern direction to Cabo de la Vela. Right in the afternoon, we begin with your kite lessons and then distribute them across the following days.
4 nights of accommodation
3 meals a day and snacks
Pick-up from your Hotel
IKO Member Certificate
In the mornings we can take a hike a a nearby hill ‘Pilon de Azucar’ with a great view over the landscape. Or watch the beautiful desert sunrise, explore the Devil’s Cave and go snorkelling for lobsters there. You will be staying in shared cabins in a traditional Rancheria/Posada, right in front of the spot. If that’s not close enough you can even sleep in chinchorros (huge hammocks) at the beach.
Cabo de la Vela is indigenous territory of the Wayuu. We work in association with local NGOs in Cabo de la Vela: Funjuwa (Fundacion Jukalinja Waya) and Osos del Viento. For every sold Kite Expedition we donate 10 USD to their cause.
A typical day in Cabo de la Vela
Getting up with the sun
Early morning activity and breakfast
Kite lessons scheduled at 10 AM
Lunch and relax time
Kite lessons scheduled at 3 PM
At night beers, barbecue or even bonfire
Your accommodation will be in a typical local Posada/Rancheria in Cabo de la Vela. You will be staying in a shared cabin with ensuite bathrooms, right next to the beach.
Your Host: Jonathan
Jonathan is your host for this camps and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.