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Welcome to Ríohacha, located on the northwest coast of Colombia! We are centrally located or en route to many other popular destinations, including Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallina , Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Santa Marta and Cartagena to name a few.

A short taxi ride from the airport or bus station through this bustling city will bring you to Casa Patio Bonita, a beautiful bed and breakfast in a unique Colombian home 5 minutes from the Riohacha beach as well as restaurants, bars, shops and other amenities in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood.

On arrival, you will find Casa Patio Bonita has been recently renovated and modern decor with the Colonial style typical of Colombia has been preserved in each of its 9 tastefully appointed rooms, each air conditioned for your comfort.

Wake up to a warm tropical Caribbean breeze and savour a delicious and satisfying Continental breakfast on one of our beautifully appointed patios. The menu is sure to carry you through whatever activities you choose to partake that morning and lunch can be arranged at an additional fee.

Stroll into town on streets alive with an eclectic mix of colonial architecture and vibrant outdoor markets featuring produce, traditional Colombian food and handcrafted wares produced by local Wayuu artisans. Along Calle 1, the Main Street, you will find a colourful sea of Wayuu Mochilas, the traditional bags worn and used by the people of the Guajira. Try to go home with just one!

If you are feeling adventurous, take in some of the many excursions. In Ríohacha, experience Los Camarones, the bird sanctuary where you can see hundreds of Flamingos, enjoy one of the many beaches or go kite surfing or take lessons. If you want to venture a little further, a peaceful coastal drive will take you to Palamino where you can float lazily down Palomino River to a vast and beautiful beach. Claudia and Glen are very knowledgeable hosts who will be happy to assist you in planning trips or tours to Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallina as well as Camarones and Mayapo.

Colombia is a lively, vibrant country with many festivals and celebrations which are alive with music and colour. A simple search on the internet is a good place to start to make sure you catch some of these cultural events and get a real sense of the warmth and exuberance of the people of Colombia.

Casa Patio Bonita's owners are a friendly and attentive Canadian and Colombian couple, Glen and Claudia. They offer service in both English and Spanish. WiFi is included and small pets will be welcomed by our friendly Dachshunds, Maya and Paco.

Make Casa Patio Bonita your home base as you explore the many activities and excursions in and around Riohacha, Guajira.

Glen and Claudia