Cabo de La Vela, Guajira, Colombia (with Map & Photos)

Cabo de La Vela and independent rest in the city: background information, attractions with descriptions, map and photos, as well as tips on how to get to Cabo De La Vela.

Cabo de la Vela is a headland on the northwest coast of Guajira in Colombia and is located in the northern zone of South America. The Gulf of Darien extends to the west, while the Caribbean Sea extends to the north and east.

Cabo de La Vela
Cabo de La Vela

The cape was discovered by Alonso de Ojeda and Juan de la Cosa in the early 16th century. In 1535, Nikolaus Federmann founded the first European village near the headland called Nuestra Señora Santa María de los Remedios del Cabo de la Vela.

Desert area around Cabo de la Vela from Indigenous Peoples in Wayuuinhabited. Cabo de la Vela is a popular ecotourism destination in Colombia.

Cabo de La Vela Map