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Manaure or Salinas de Manaure is a town and municipality located in the Colombian Department of La Guajira. Manaure's main economic activity is the exploitation of the vast amounts of salt in the area.GeographyThe municipality of Manaure is located in northernmost part of South America, on the arid plains of the Guajira Peninsula, in the Colombian Caribbean region, bordering to the north with the Caribbean Sea to the east with the municipality of Uribia; to the south with the municipality of Maicao and to the west with the municipality of Riohacha.The municipality of Manaure is within the Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub with water streams determined by precipitations during the rainy seasons. The municipality seat of Manaure is crossed by the Limón Creek which flows into the Caribbean sea. The coastline has high concentration of salt, rocks and clay over predominantly flat plains, slightly undulated in some areas.ClimateClimate in the municipality of Manaure is hot and dry throughout the year, averaging between 28°C and 38°C throughout the year with constant winds from the northeastern trade winds, evaporation of humidity is high. The area has two rainy seasons averaging 150 mm from May to June and from October to November) and two dry seasons in between these months.Manaure is in La Guajira Department. Use our Colombia trip itinerary app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Manaure.
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