The visitor can enjoy the quietness of the clear blue skies of La Guajira peninsula, interrupted only by intensely pink skies spiraling over the lagoons of the Sanctuary. It is the sight of flocks of flamingos, the slender birds from which the protected area derives its name. The graceful flamingos and the majestic color for their plumage are the main attraction of the Sanctuary, which, despite its small extension, is considered one of the most diverse of the protected areas in terms of its variety of aquatic resident and migratory birds.
- Please travel only through the designated aquatic and land trails.
- We recommend you hire a local guide or environmental interpreter.
- Please carry your identity documents and valid medical insurance card with you at all times.
- We recommend you get tetanus and yellow fever immunization ten days prior to your arrival here.
- Please pay attention to the recommendations of Sanctuary officials and local guides.
- The use of the camera’s flash is prohibited when taking photos so as not to disturb the tranquility of the animal species.
- When entering the area by car, please drive slowly to the parking sites. Do not drive your vehicle into prohibited areas.
- Please do not make campfires or light candles; make sure you put out cigarette butts and store them in bags until you can dispose of them in appropriate waste sites.
- Bird watching requires minimal disturbance, for which you need binoculars to appreciate the birds’ behavior and beauty while in their natural habitat. You must never scare the birds to see them take flight.