El Cabo de la Vela is a village in the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. It is habited by the largest Colombian Native American ethnic group. For the Wayuu people, el Cabo de la Vela (Jepirra in Wayuunaiki) is a sacred place, since it is the place where the souls of all the deceased travel to rest with their ancestors. It is their gate to afterlife. Because of our long work with the wayuu people we are allowed to live and work in their territory. Kiteboarding brought a lot of benefits to the community, more tourism, great work opportunities for young wayuu riders and a sustainable growth for the whole community. To benefit all of Cabos habitants, we do not offer accommodation or restaurant service, but work with the locals. We can book your accommodation at one of the different posadas. We recommend accommodations next to the school if you are not traveling with your own car.
Chinchorro – Wayuu Hammock
A chinchorro – hammock made by the Wayuu people – is the best place to take a siesta. But the local people not only take their siesta in the hammock but also use it as their bed.
one night in a chinchorro
A room with private bathroom costs between
$60.000 COP and $80.000 COP
(for one or two persons)