_A drunk man that at 5.30am has his car parked in a residential area with open doors and boasting latin music to the max would be probably linched by the awaken neighbors in every other part of the world... but not in Guajira. Here is perfectly normal and if you complain you may be linched by the drunks instead! Luckily we were locked in the hotel and we didn't get in trouble.
Anyway today we traveled to Cabo de las Velas, land of the Wayuu indians, where the red desert meets the blue sea. Some agency offered us a tour for $160 each staying there one night, but we wanted to be free and do it on our own, therefore: car service to Uribia $7/1.5hr + pick up track to Cabo $7/1.5hr. Great ride thru the desert on the front seats of the pick up - the others were in the open back, which could be very bumpy. There are a ton of cactus around, and their hard core is used as construction material, like wood. Cabo is quite undeveloped, there are few guest houses but not very pretty, we found a cactus cabana at El Calamar for $14 in front of the ocean, with bath outside and bucket shower.We liked it. Electricity is on for few hrs at night and the view is the gorgeous deserted beach. Lunch at El Calamar was fantastic: two lobsters with garlic sauce and a full grilled fish: $18 total. There were also two super cute puppies that played with us, adorable.
Sunset in front of our cabana with Polar, mini beers (0.25 l) from Venezuela. Dinner at La Langosta wasn't as good and as cheap as lunch.