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Beach in Cabo de la Vela

Playa del Pilón

Playa del Pilón, far and away the most beautiful beach in Cabo, is a vivid orange-sand beach lapped by surprisingly cool waters and framed by low, rocky cliffs. Spectacular at any time of day, the colors are especia…
Viewpoint in Cabo de la Vela

Pilón de Azúcar

Pilón de Azúcar looms over the beach and provides the area's most picturesque viewpoint, the whole of Alta Guajira displayed before you with the Serranía del Carpintero mountain range in the distance. A statue of La…
Beach in Cabo de la Vela

Ojo de Agua

This remote-feeling and craggily beautiful crescent-shaped dark-sand beach is bound by 5m-high cliffs where iguanas rove. The beach gets its name from a small freshwater pool that was discovered here, a deeply sacre…
Lighthouse in Cabo de la Vela

El Faro

Wayuu and tourists alike head to El Faro, a small lighthouse on the edge of a rocky promontory, for postcard-perfect sunsets. The view is indeed stunning. It's a 3.5km walk from town, or you can wrangle a ride with …