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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.
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Wind: Light, Moderate, Strong
Spot: Shallow, Flat
Gear rental
Lessons or coaching
Spot guidance
Rescue service

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!

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Cabo de La Vela - La Guajira, Colombia
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Non-rider
Ambience: Wilderness
Experience Type: Collective
Food: Full board
Available Options: Vegetarian

The Destination

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 Experience

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.

What's included:

  • 4 nights of accommodation

  • 3 meals a day and snacks

  • Bottled water

  • Private transportation

  • Pick-up from your Hotel

  • Video Coaching

  • 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.
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Your Host: Jonathan

Member since November 2017

Jonathan is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

We are Lisa and Jonathan, two wind chasers / kiteboarding addicts from Germany and Colombia. And we want to share our passion with you guys... Praia Kitesurf is an evolving project, that we started in 2015 while travelling in Brazil (the name ‘praia’ comes from the Brazilian word for beach). We began working as a mobile kite school throughout Colombia, Ecuador and Peru with our own renovated DHL truck. We had adapted it to our needs with the help of Lisa’s uncle Tom in Germany, with comfortable living space in the front and a big storage space in the back. We spent an amazing year in several different spots in these three countries. But in the end: home is where the heart is. There simply is no place just like Cabo de la Vela, Colombia, which is where we both met 4 years ago. Riohacha had always been our home base, and it is the place where we start our Kite Expeditions and Kite Trips from. It is the best access point to explore the department of La Guajira with its numerous still unknown kite spots.
Jonathan has been selected as a host by bstoked. We only accept hosts which are trustworthy and have a great quality in service to make sure you get the best experience possible.