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Top Choice Fusion in Riohacha

Lima Cocina Fusión

This place has easily some of the best food in town, and serves it up in delightfully airy premises where you can eat in the cool interior or outside in the street come the evening. Its less-usual choices include an…
Nature Reserve in Riohacha

Santuario de Fauna y Flora Los Flamencos

This 700-ha nature preserve is 25km from Riohacha in the town of Camarones. Pink flamingos inhabit this tranquil area in great numbers: up to 10,000 in the wet season (September through to December), and bunches of …
Seafood in Riohacha

La Casa del Marisco

This place, right on the seafront, attracts local families all day long with its deliciously prepared, freshly landed fish and seafood. Specialties include several types of fish casserole, calamari al gusto and frit…
Lebanese in Riohacha

Al Arz

Delicious, simple Lebanese food in a mercifully air-conditioned environment. The staff is exceptionally friendly, the hummus is creamy and the pita bread perfectly soft. You may have to knock on the door to get them…
Grill in Riohacha

Asadero Don Pepe

Pepe serves up hunks of grilled meat over coals with huge sides of potato and salad on the main drag. It's Wayuu-owned, and the goat is particularly good.
Pier in Riohacha

Camellón de Riohacha

Built in 1937, this impressive wooden pier is lovely for a stroll late in the day.
Square in Riohacha

Parque José Prudencio Padilla

This large public square in the center of town has benches and some much needed shade.
Street in Riohacha


The boardwalk along the seafront and beach is a popular place for an evening stroll.
Church in Riohacha

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

The main church of Riohacha, completed in 1852, sits on its main square.