From Punta Gallinas, we headed southwest again. After a four hour rocky ride, we stopped for lunch in Cabo de la Vela, a fishing village that has become a popular destination for travelers to chill out. It is best described as two long parallel rows of wooden huts running along the ocean. Lots of simple cabanas for rent, restaurants, and even Internet has found its way here.
Although we had planned to stay overnight here, we opted against it. Worn from the rough journey, it was extremely hot and after having the deserted beaches and desert of Punta Gallinas all for ourselves, Cabo de la Vela seemed less appealing then we had thought. Especially since the nice beach can only be reached after a 45 minutes walk.
Most travelers only go as far as Cabo de la Vela, since it somehow can be reached by semi-public transport from Uribia, whereas from Cabo de la Vela to Punta Gallinas, you need your own transport, which has to be a 4-wheel-drive.