La Guajira, the chest of Latin American imagination

Upper Guajira

Desertic, virgin, natural and indigenous.

Middle Guajira

Semiarid, colonial, immigrant with the Caribbean and Islamic mix.

Lower Guajira

Fertile, agricultural, Land of Vallenato, and European airs.

Full of renewable energy resources, La Guajira is the land of opportunity and contrasts.

Cheer up to know the diversity of La Guajira. La Guajira has all the natural resources to be a port and energy power in the Caribbean, however, being a young department and recently brought to modernity, it offers its visitors the opportunity to forget about the citadina routine and return to nature.

The Colombian Guajira is diversity at 100.

Lush natural landscapes, deserts, mountains, rivers, dwarf forests, painted hills along with the country’s highest indigenous density, European immigration, mulatto settlements, and the largest Islamic colony in Colombia.

For this diversity, La Guajira is divided into three (3) areas: high, medium and low Guajira. Each has unique characteristics in its nature, culture and its inhabitants.

La Guajira, festival site

Knowing the diversity of La Guajira, you will realize that it is not only in its resources. Without a doubt, La Guajira is the place of festivals, from Banana Festival to that of Dulce de leche, there is everything. Here we take very much to heart that life is to celebrate, so culturally they maintain very strong traditions in front of the festivities and celebrations. The Fique, the cactus, the sweet milk, the river, or the corn; in La Guajira, there is always a good reason to celebrate.

Some of these festivals receive few visitors, but this does not take away from their magical realism. It really depends on what you’re looking for, and what theme will attract more attention. Celebrations with attractive names that can make a smile out of you.

The festivals presented are subject to availability and not always celebrated every year.

If you know a festival that should be on the calendar, do not hesitate to inform us.

Below, we offer a list of those who receive more visitors:

Riohacha Carnival

Riohacha

January – February

Francisco El Hombre Festival

Riohacha

April

Los Laureles Folk festival

Distraction

May

Frontier Festival

Maicao

June

Festival Cultural and Reign of Mango and Bananas

Las Flores (Dibulla)

June

Salt, Gas and Flamenco Festival

Manaure

June

Sisal Folk Festival

La Junta (San Juan)

July

Festival of Return

Fonseca

August

Wayuu Culture Festival

Uribia

August

International Bolero Festival

Riohacha

August

Accordion Cradle Festival

Villanueva

September

Banana Festival

Dibulla

October

Coal Festival

Barrancas

October

Marquezote Candle Folk Festival

La Jagua del Pilar

October

Festival de la Pajara

Riohacha

November

Seafood Festival

Camarones (Riohacha)

December

Sweet Milk Festival

Monguí (Riohacha)

December

Maize Festival

Villa Martín

December

National Composers Festival

San Juan del Cesar

December

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