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Port of Entry
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Riohacha (Spanish pronunciation: [rjoˈa.tʃa]), Rio Hacha or Rio de la Hacha (English: River of the Axe or Axeshore - Wayuu: Süchiimma, "Süchii" means river, and "mma" means land, Riverland), is a city in the Riohacha Municipality in the northern Caribbean Region of Colombia by the mouth of the Ranchería River and the Caribbean sea, capital city of the La Guajira Department. It has 137,000 inhabitants.


See Colombia.


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Riohacha is a port of entry/exit for Colombia. For details see Entrance: Colombia.

Anchor off the pier and wait for the officials, [email protected]; Tel: +57 (5) 727 2488; Fax: +57 (5) 727 0492.


There is no port here. The pier cannot accommodate yachts, they anchor off.


Riohacha Anchorage

Riohacha Anchorage/wiki/Riohacha#Riohacha_Anchorage
Anchorage icon Riohacha Anchorage [[Riohacha#Riohacha Anchorage|Riohacha Anchorage]] °'N, 072°56.008'W
Anchor about 1 nM off the pier in about 10 m depth.




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Name/wiki/Riohacha#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Riohacha#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.


  • Almirante Padilla Airport (3 km (1.9 mi) south-west of the centre of Riohacha). A taxi to the city centre costs about COP$5000. Avianca flies from Bogotá
  • The Terminale de Transporte. edit is 1 km south of the city centre at junction Caerera 11 and Avenida El Progreso. A taxi to the centre is COP $5000



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