Top Tourist Attractions In Cabo de la Vela
April 3, 2013
If you don’t mind not having the luxury of sleeping in an air-conditioned room, and waking up to a continental breakfast buffet in a 5-star hotel, then check out the top tourist attractions in Cabo de la Vela. This paradise off the beaten path for most travelers in Colombia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Despite being off the tourism radar due to its inaccessibility (almost), those who have endured the literally pain-in-the-butt bus rides and the absence of 5 star accommodations only have praises for this tourist destination.
Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Cabo de la Vela:
El Pilon de Acuzar
Upon reaching Cabo de la Vela, one can simply marvel and take a dip in the beaches of Cabo de la Vela itself and relax by the hammocks after a day of swimming and maybe, kite surfing. Or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can walk along and explore the coastline of Cabo de la Vela for more hidden beaches and tide pools.
One of the most popular “hidden beaches” and top tourist attractions in Cabo de la Vela is the El Pizon de Acuzar. Be prepared to marvel at an out-of-this-world landscape, where the desert meets the sea. The golden sands and the rock formations are a perfect place for swimming and trekking.
According to local legends, El Pilon de Acuzar is where the souls of the dead go. But the place is a slice of heaven, even for the living. And if you explore a little further, you can find other treasures such as the Ojo de Agua, a natural saltwater pool.
This pyramid-like hill near El Pizon de Acuzar is sacred to the Wayuu people. Atop the hill, a small, stone shrine to the Virgin Mary was built and adorned with Wayuu wristbands.
Climbing to the top of Cerro Kamachi gives you a panoramic view of the Caribbean coastline of Colombia as well as Colombia’s first wind farm in Medellin.
Laguna de Utta
Between El Pizon de Acuzar and the main village of Cabo de la Vela is the Laguna de Utta, a secluded lagoon. This lagoon is home to some of the local waterfowls such as flamingos, herons and sandpipers. Depending on the time of the year, Laguna de Utta is a great place to go bird watching.