Maicao

Maicao (100,000 people) is a bit of a curiosity, it is the largest muslim community in Colombia and one of the largest in South America. Populated by Lebanese and Syrian migrants in the 60s and 70s, it has the third largest mosque in Latin America.

Situated only a few kilometres away from Venezuela, Maicao is a border town making it a central place for all sorts of trades, legal or not. 

 


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The main attraction is undoubtly the Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

You can also go for a walk to the Plaza Bolivar and La Catedral de San José.




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GETTING THERE
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Maicao is located 76 Kms away from Riohacha. There are direct buses from Riohacha and Santa Marta.



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