Riohacha, located alongside a desert and at the gateway to the Caribbean Sea, is a port of entry to La Guajira peninsula, the northernmost department of Colombia. This city, situated on the Ranchería River, was founded on August 6, 1545. Those who visit are also witness to the legacy of the indigenous Wayúu people, evident in their colorful blankets and knapsacks, among other handcrafted items.