Last Updated on January 17, 2024

The Taroa Dunes are the perfect spot for sandboarding in Colombia.

The locals are only now starting to discover the amazing adventure sports opportunities its main desert, in the peninsula of La Guajira, has to offer.

The vast dunes run directly into the Caribbean Sea, offering spectacular landscape for breathtaking sandboarding rides, and much more.

Dunas de Taroa in Punta Gallinas. La Guajira desert, Colombia.

Sandboarding at Dunas de Taroa – Punta Gallinas, La Guajira

La Guajira is Colombia’s biggest desert, located in the National Park of Macuira, the northernmost site of Colombia and South America and it features breathtaking landscapes surrounded by golden sand beaches facing the Caribbean Sea.

The Dunas de Taroa in Punta Gallinas are the best sites in La Guajira to practice sandboarding.

When you descend from the sand mountain, you’ll notice how it blends into the beach, its shore and ultimately into the water.

You can reach the Taroa sand dunes by boat from Cabo de La Vela or by land from Riohacha.

Sandboarding tours including transport to La Guajira are offered by expotur.

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