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Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas

Punta Gallinas is the northernmost point on the mainland of South America. Getting to Punta Gallinas takes you into indomitable and seemingly uninhabitable lands with stunning landscapes. The highlights include the lighthouse, the Hondita bay and the sand dunes of which you can directly slide into the turquoise waters of the beach. It is a must-visit place for those in love with wild nature and untouched scenery.

On the way to Punta Gallinas is Cabo de la Vela, a small fishing village and ecotourist destination. It consists of basically one street with basic housing on either way of the road. There are lots of things to do and see here, most of which involve either desert or the beach. A popular activity nowadays is kitesurfing.

These places can all be visited independently. If you are not on a tight schedule, we would recommend to follow your own pace and the rhythm of the nature. Finding transport when going by oneself can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. People who have less time available can pick from many guided tour options, varying between 1-day up to 4-day trips.


Either way, you should definitely go there for no one I know ever regretted it. Be aware that amenities are basic. Most places do not have running water and overall conditions are harsher than other regions of the country.

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