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Take a kite expedition with Praia Kitesurf to Cabo de la Vela on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia. You will take a full basic kitesurfing course (in one-on-one or group lessons) in Cabo de la Vela. Get to know the indigenous Wayuu and their culture in Colombia's most reliable windy spot. Excursions to visit flamingo sanctuary and salt mines
During this trip, you will be staying in shared Cabañas (max. 4 persons) on the beach, equipped with en-suite bathrooms.
You will travel in the northern direction until Cabo de la Vela, combining kitesurfing and roadtripping into an unforgettable experience. On your way, you will be visiting the national park of flamingos in Camarones, the salt plains of Manaure, and learn about the indigenous culture of the Wayuu in Riohacha and Cabo de la Vela.
You will be absolving a 10-hour kitesurfing basic course, included in the package. In each place or beach, you will take two or three hours of classes, and you will end up riding by the end of the week. Your great advantage is that you gain experience in adjusting to different conditions and spots from the very start. Classes can be taken in English, Spanish, and German. For all those who are already a pro, the package includes unlimited rental for the duration of the whole trip.
After picking you up between Santa Marta, Taganga, and Palomino, you will head to Camarones, where you will spend the afternoon with your first kite lesson, which focuses on the equipment and safety. The night is spent in cabins inside the flamingo sanctuary right on the beach.
On this day, an early canoe ride across the lagoon will hopefully get you to observe flamingos from up close. You will take a short drive from Riohacha to the hostel. After lunch, it will be the time for the second kite lesson in Riohacha or Mayapo, depending on the wind, which will focus mainly on kite flying skills on the beach and in the water.
On the third day, after a visit to the salt plains in Manaure, the road will take you through Uribia to Cabo de la Vela, Colombia’s number one kite spot. You will stay in a cabin in a Rancheria, a typical village in Wayuu culture.
On this day, an excursion to the Pilon de Azucar will give you a great view over the arid landscape. The rest of the day will be reserved for pure kitesurfing fun.
On this day, early in the morning, you can take a hike to the Devil's Cave to do some snorkeling and see the sunrise, followed by one more entire day of kitesurfing in the flat water of Cabo de la Vela. The evening program is a barbecue on the beach and a traditional dance performed by the indigenous Wayuu.
Today is the sad day of departure from Cabo de la Vela, a unique place you will not forget. Praia Kitesurf will take you back to the hostel you were picked up from. The whole kite expedition can be customized for an interested group. It may be longer or can include different spots.
In Cabo de la Vela, you can take a hike to the hill Pilon de Azucar with a spectacular view and the go to Devil’s Cave for great snorkeling.
Lisa is one of the founders of Praia Kitesurf, and in it with all her heart. She is a certified IKO instructor and teaches in English, German and Spanish. She is also the one who will bring you a cup of tea if you have tummy troubles...
Jonathan Del Valle
Jonathan is a very experienced instructor and a studied sports teacher. After class he will impress you spinning some tricks on the water, and is always happy to share one of his crazy life stories with you over a beer!
This Program starts in Riohacha and includes transportation to and from Cabo de la Vela.
During the trip, you will be served three daily meals. Enjoy the richness of the Caribbean Sea, such as fish, shrimp, seafood, lobster, and more. On the last night, there will be a barbecue on the beach with the crew. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.
With one extra day, you can enjoy a trip to Punta Gallinas, experience the beautiful desert, mangroves, sand dunes, and the lighthouse that marks the most northern point of South America. Kite lessons will take place in a sheltered lagoon, which you will only have for yourself. This trip can be booked at an additional cost of 80 USD.
Massage or other treatments can be booked at additional costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Simón Bolívar International Airport (SMR). Praia Kitesurf will pick you up at your hostel in Santa Marta, Taganga, or Palomino, and drop you off at the same place on the way back.
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