The CARIBBEAN with a difference. In Venezuela you are not just another tourist served by eager natives; you make your own environment because there is hardly anyone else there. National preserves keep large areas of beach lands and islands truly unspoiled. No hotels, no restaurants, no souvenirs…
A half an hour by light plane from Caracas, 80 miles off Venezuela’s mainland are the dazzling white sand beaches, coral reefs and brilliant blue crystalline waters of the Los Roques Archipelago National Park. Some 300 small islands are the seasonal home of a few intrepid fishermen and the permanent home to pelicans, flamingoes, lobsters, turtles, and dozens of varieties of tropical fish. This beautiful marine park is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. Some of the world’s best bonefishing is to be found here.
A perfectly preserved 300-year-old village on the coast surrounded by mountainous national parklands makes Choroni one of the most attractive colonial towns in Venezuela. A 40-mile drive though the enchanting mist covered tropical cloud forest of Henri Pittier National Park, a paradise for bird watching and wildlife enthusiasts, takes you to this incredible coastal retreat. Guided treks to the rainforest, boat excursions, swimming, snorkeling, fishing or just relaxing in a hammock are some of the activities you may enjoy.
A smattering of mangrove-lined channels, coral keys, and lagoons all form the Morrocoy Marine National Park. Swim in an aquarium of extraordinary rich underwater coral and marine life. The beaches of the islands all have fine white sand, crystalline turquoise waters and live coral reefs. Home of frigate birds, spoonbills, flamingos, brown boobies, pelicans and scarlet ibis – a birder’s paradise. Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, water-skiing and sailing in these tropical waters make Morrocoy a unique water wonderland.