Pilon de azucar beach

Opposite sides of the color wheel meet here at Pilón de Azúcar beach — orange desert sands juxtaposed against the blue sea. It’s a distinctive beach where the desert opens up to the Caribbean, the unique geographical area changing from rolling dunes to cliffs, hills and seemingly-painted rock formations before your very eyes. Some of the coastline does get rocky here, but you can still find a great stretch of sand to sunbathe, relax and swim before the sometimes harsh afternoon winds push in. This is truly one of those places where you believe mother earth is an artist.

Getting there

Canadians, Europeans, Australians and travellers around the world can get flights to Rafael Núñez International Airport, Cartagena. You can get a direct flight to Puerto Bolivar Airport in La Guajira which is a one hour drive away from the Pilon de Azucar beach.