The beaches at Morocoy Nacional Parque are just perfect. Wander along the white sands and just take some time to enjoy the beauty of the place.
We went during the week, so it wasn't crowded. (see pic ) - Beautiful !
When such beauty surrounds you, it may well be a good idea to voice your appreciation of such a wonderful world ; )
Pictured here, religious figures on the rocks at Morrocoy Nacional Parque.
People go there to pray and sometimes ask for a special request from Jesus, Our Lady of the Valleys and other saints and leave little gifts for them. There are a huge amoung of little religious figures that have been left over the years. A lovely spot.
The amount of colourful wildlife in El Parque National Morrocoy, makes for some very exciting sights for a girl who was brought up in London, UK and now resides in the city of Brighton & Hove.
Pictured here, a Scarlet Ibis, which much to my delight, I spotted in the mangroves. Apparently sometimes the skies are filled with flocks of these amazing looking birds.
Makes a great change from seagulls ; )
Grab a water taxi and take a trip through the mangroves to visit the little islands in the Parque Nacional Morrocoy. The boat owner (ours was particularly jolly) will take you where you like and you can jump off and swim to your choice of island, snorkle, visit the caves in the cliffs and generally have a wonderful time!
I spent a day there with my family just last week (Apr 05).The area has all that you could want for a perfect and memorable time together.
The boat owner said, he had the best job in the world...'Making people happy'. No need to say more :-)
There are wonderful sights at every turn when you take a boat ride through the mangrove channels at Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Chichiriviche.
Pictured here, a view from the 'Tunnel of Love' which you can travel through by boat before going out to sea and the islands.
These mangroves are home to the Scarlett Ibis and other wonderful birds and wildlife.
Amazingly, you can see some cave art by the Caquetios Indians, an indigenous group who lived in the 'Cave of the Indians' 3,400 years BC ! They lived along the whole coast of Falcon State. Some say, the caves were a burial site.
You can visit this cave by water taxi, disembark for a while and view the art on the cave walls.
They say a big snake lives in the tree at the entrance of the cave. Everybody looks for him.
(I half heartedly looked, but I wasn't really sure I wanted to see him).
Casually looking over the balcony of our apartment which was level with some treetops and much to the delight of myself and the small people with me, I noticed a familiar headbanging movement and was delighted to see at least 6 or 7 large Iguanas nodding in the sun amid the treetop branches. Snapped one of them here.
As your boat emerges from 'Tunnel of Love' in the mangroves, you approach the cliffside.
The boat can take you directly there, where you can disembark for a while at various spots like the 'Cave of the Indians'. Make sure you have your camera handy!
Desert Islands with white sand beaches and surrounded by coral reefs tempt you towards them in El Parque Nacional Morrocoy - Not much more I can say about that, it's the stuff that dreams are made of.
(Have you got your discs ready)?
From CHichi u can reach the northest cayos, but rememeber that here is open sea, the wave are stronger and u will be wet in a while.
I haven't a lot of pics cause I passed quickly trough them and I prefered to spend the lst 3 days ina a quiet beach like Varadero kitesurfing...but I give u some indication:
Cayo Muerto and Sal, The nearest, are in front of Chichi, only 5 minutes by boat....to much crowded during week end
Cayo Borracho is a preserved marine area 40 minuts by boat int he middle of the Careebean sea.
Cayo Peraza is a 5 feets island with some palm trees...the dream island...
Cayo Pelon is only sand rounde by the reef. ( rememeber that the 80% of the reef is dead in the Park)
Cayo Varadero is a beautifull big beach with 2 part...see my Varadero
tips in Morrocoy page!
Cayo Sombrero is in the middle between Tucacas and Chichi, it's the best, but for me is better go there from Tucacas. Have a look to my Sombrero Travelogue page
There are also Caves and sand bank in the middle of the sea to discover...if u have time each day u cna change or u cna do a recorrido ( tour by boat), but be sure on the place u visit and the time u spend on each cayos....it isen't a race boat!
In Chichiriviche there is not much to see, just stroll around and look for a good restaurant.
But a must see activity is to visit the different islands near the coast, located in the National Park of Morrocoy
Cayo Sombrero is supposed to be one of the largest islands in the park - and for sure it's the best known of them. It's really beautiful, but such beauty has a draw back: it can get quite crowded. Still it has long wonderful beaches dotted with many bits and pieces of dead coral - especially on the side opposite from where your boat will dock. There's even an inland (salty?) lake in the middle.
In the way to Chichiriviche afther you are out of the road, you will see on both sides lagoons, there you find viewpoints where you can be stopped with your car and enjoy seeing variety of birds special the flamingos, you can go early in the morning (8:30 Am) or at the sun set (6:30 pm) and you will see a lot of flamingos resting and fling around it is spectacular. When you are near to the flamingos, try not to speak or not to make noise, since they will be scared and go away.
It has a very nice beach with crystalline waters and white sand. At the end of the beach you will find some rocks that is impresive how the whater it erode the rock.
The beach is not very crowded and doesn't have any facilities. you must bring your shades, drinks and food.
As I say, there is beauty at every turn. I don't really know what to write, the pictures say so much more.
(This lovely photo was taken by 'Sister no1' )