Birds, warm turquoise water, idyllic islands, star-fishes, cliffs, white sandy beaches, corals... Parque Nacional Morrocoy is one of the most spectacular littoral environments on Venezuela's coast.I was there in August and although Venezuela is in SOUTH America, it is actually in the NORTHERN hemisphere and August is summer which is the peak...more
What else do we need as belgian tourist, visiting Venezuela in the winter. Temperature up to 30 degrees, white beaches, sun and sea.Temperature in Belgium, exceptional for the time of the season 12 degrees. I can image how it must be to visit Isla Margerita in this season. But this popular destination is mostly for beach and sunlovers; I like to...more
Get or hire a boat in Tucacas and leave for the many islands in the surroundings.Many beaches are inviting : - Cayo Pescadores- Cayo PlayaLess inviting but very popular :- Cayo Sombrero (not recommendable)Unique for western tourist, the way of having lunch - on or in the water - food will be brought by local watertaxis - and it is delicious. Even...more
It is quite unique to float on the water, stop at a piscina (lower water between two sandbanks, easy to recognize by the differtent color of water) and have your meal on the boat, or in the water. Not that much to choose, shrimps - crawfish,vegetarian salad, rice. But delicious to taste it in this circumstances.more
When you take the boat to La Playela, they make ouy believe that you can only eat at th nearby playelita. Well, it's not completely true.. as we were lazying on te beach this fisherman came to us... he had an ice-box filled with lovely little things. we had oysters with lime jiuce and some shell fish which we had never seen - but they were...more
The boatman who took us to La Playela told us if we wanted to have lunch on the island.. we said yes, so he took us to a smaller beach on the same island... a beach called la playelita. There's a small beach restaurant there: they ask you at what time you want to eat - and then they go out fishing... you'll eat the catch-of-the-day a truly...more
By lancha it's possible to reach wonderful beaches set on some islands belonging to the Morrocoy National Park. The farthest to reach is Cayo Sombrero - which is really as nice as they say - and jsut as crowded. It's basically a nightmare. Nearer to Tucacas there is a truly spectacular beach called La Playela: white sand, green blue waters and......more
On your way to the cayos you'll have to sail by some mangrove channels. If your lanchero decides he likes you, for no extra fee he'll sail you right into the mangrove channels... it's an experience that will awaken three of your senses. Your sight - since you'll be seeing many wonderful birds (red ibis included), your hear, because those birds are...more
La Playelita is a wonderful beach on a kayo (key) about 20 minutes from Tucacas. The cayo's name is Paiclas, and the Playela is on the same just before the Playelita. There's a fantastic beach and a crystal clear lagoon, and some little trees under which you can find some shadow. The boats dock just behind la Playela - you step off and you're...more
La Playelita is a little beach on a kayo (key) about 20 minutes from Tucacas. The cayo's name is Paiclas, and the Playelita is the northnmost island. There's a little beach restaurant there, where you can eat, and a tiny beach and lagoon in the shade of several palm trees. There's no place for boats to dock at La Playelita: you stop at La Playela...more
Swimming on Cayo Paicas, about 20 minutes from Tucacas, means for me swimming at La Playela. The nearby Playelita is nice, this is true... but La Playela is stunning. green blue shallow waters, some colorful fishes, and a coral reef not too far from the beach.
Equipment: A "full" swimsuit (no one uses monokinis) and possibly fins and snorkels. If you want beer, bring it with you: since La Playela in in a national park, no one is allowed to sell "cerveza"
Tucacas it's not as bad as people say: it's humid nd very hot - but it's not the concrete hell guidebooks want you to believe. It's just a normal town which happened to be located near a national park. It's a gateway, with all its positive and negative aspects.
Fondest memory: I especially liked Tucacas because of its easy access to Morrocoy National Park (in fact it's its southern gateway) - and especially because sailing out to the beaches is all the way through secluded waters. For once... no sea-sickness!