Riohacha, Colombia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Riohacha, Colombia? If you're planning to go to Riohacha, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Riohacha, Colombia

Based on the climate and weather in Riohacha, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Riohacha, Colombia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Riohacha, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Riohacha, Colombia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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February

February here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Riohacha during March, you might find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Riohacha in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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May

May in this region can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in Riohacha is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

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July

July here is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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August

August in Riohacha is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

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September

If you vacation in Riohacha during September, you will probably notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October for Riohacha is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

November in Riohacha is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you vacation in Riohacha during December, you will probably see that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Riohacha, Colombia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Riohacha.

If you want to check out the must-see Colonial churches, it's important to wear modest clothing:

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