Santuario de Flora y Fauna Los Flamencos is a flamingo reserve about 20 minutes outside of Riohacha.
It's quite an adventure to get to the flamingos. A few hikes and at least one boat ride are needed. Even if the flamingos are a let-down, the scenery is stunning and the boat ride is relaxing.
The whole process from Riohacha and back may take four to six hours, depending on the speed of your progress.
A good place to find a boat to the flamingos
Setting up the boat
Onward journey toward the flamingos
You have to hike to get to a secondary boat
A small village by the bay
The ending of a beautiful day
A trip to Santuario de Flora y Fauna Los Flamencos is well worth the effort.
It’s a tiring day due to the heat, but being close to the water and seeing a different part of Colombia was very rewarding and I’m looking forward to doing it again when visiting Riohacha.