Beautiful, isolated tropical beaches, shallow coral reefs and mangrove swamps teeming with a wealth of picture-friendly marine birds await exploration by naturalist travelers, scuba divers and lovers of the sun in Venezuela’s Morrocoy National Park, located between Tucacas and Chichiriviche in the eastern caribbean coast of Falcon State.
The complex sea ecosystems of mangrove-lined channels and estuaries protected by the confines of the maritime areas of the park are an ideal hideaway for birdwatching, cruising, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing enthusiasts. Beneath the surface of warm, clear waters, abundant coral and fish life thrive along the reefs and mangrove roots. Overhead, the mangroves serve as lively rookeries for pink flamingos, herons, scarlet ibis and frigate birds while the nearby salt lagoon and tidal flat of the Cuare Nature Preserve is a perfect location for morning and afternoon wildlife viewing. The 30 secluded cayos (reef-formed islands) inside the marine park are primarily uncrowded offering snow-white beaches fringed with swaying coconut palms ideal for relaxing during the midday heat.
The closest airports are Valencia and Coro and overland transportation is also offered from Caracas.
The Morrrocoy National Park is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world and one of the main tourist attractions in Venezuela.
Its beautiful beaches and small islands are a must for the thousands of tourists who visit the area each month.
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