Get ready for an exciting stay on the windswept beaches of La Guajira, in the north of Colombia.

On the beach of Mayapo, around 25 km from Riohacha, the Palaa Ecolodge awaits you with its unique blend of sustainability, outstanding service, indigenous culture and adrenalin-packed activities. The area around the ecolodge offers ideal conditions for kitesurfing in particular, as La Guajira is considered one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world, with hidden bays and constant winds all year round around Mayapo and Cabo de la Vela.

Palaa has teamed up with the renowned Wayuu Kite Colombia school, known for its outstanding services in Tarifa, Spain. Whether you are an experienced kitesurfer or a beginner eager to learn – the qualified instructors and ideal conditions make Mayapo the perfect place for kitesurfing adventures.

This action-packed vacation is combined with sustainable, rustic luxury, as the clients stay in traditional Wayuu huts, bungalows with panoramic views of the desert and sea, which were built using sustainable and regional construction methods. There is also a wide range of wellness offers, including morning yoga classes, Ayurveda retreats and relaxing massages. When the sun goes down, guests gather around the campfire and admire the starlit sky over Palaa – the perfect way to unwind after an eventful day.

The accommodation also serves up plenty of culinary delights. The restaurant, which is rooted in ancient culinary traditions, sources its produce sustainably from local farmers and offers a delicious mix of classic regional dishes and modern design.
Kitesurfing is the main attraction, but there are a whole lot of other delightful experiences in the surrounding area, such as flamingo sanctuaries, indigenous Wayuu communities, the salt mines of Manaure and the breathtaking landscapes of Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas.

For more information, please contact your Neptuno Travel agent at any time.

Stephan Stober

General Manager

German, Spanish, English
With Neptuno since 2008

As a geographer, Stephan has been fascinated since his first visit to Colombia by the diversity of the landscapes in Colombia. He has lived in Colombia since 2008, and in May 2011 became a vital member of the incoming team of Promotora Neptuno. He joined Neptuno as an incoming & marketing manager while also teaching evening courses of geography at one of the university in Bogotá. Since 2018 he became a businesspartner, and since 2022 the general manager of Neptuno.