Beach sights in Venezuela
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Venezuela's oldest and most diverse national park offers something for everyone - a gorgeous coastline for beach lovers, a huge variety of species for bird-watchers, a few trails for hikers, colonial towns for architecture buffs and rolling African drumbeats for rumba (party) ravers.
Created in 1937 and named for Swiss botanist Henri Pittier, the park is famous for its birds, with almost 600 species identified. The animal world here is also rich and includes tapirs, deer, pumas, agoutis, peccaries, ocelots, opossums, armadillos, monkeys, snakes, frogs and bats.
Many splendid and secluded beaches line the park's coastline - some accessible only by boat. The park is also…
Los Roques is a group of nearly 300 shimmering, sandy islands and islets that lie in aquamarine waters north of Caracas. Unlike other Caribbean islands, there are no high-rise hotels, no mass tourism and no cruise ships. For those who appreciate beaches, snorkeling and diving, a trip here is worth every bolívar.
The whole archipelago, complete with surrounding waters (2211 sq km/854 sq mi), was made a national park in 1972. With the exception of the resident pelicans, the majority of the islands are uninhabited and can be visited by boats from Gran Roque. The surrounding waters are known for their sealife, particularly lobsters.