Mochima Travel Guide

  • Playa Colorado and to the right side
    Playa Colorado and to the right side
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  • A beach to the left of the main dock
    A beach to the left of the main dock
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  • vista de la posada cafe del mar
    vista de la posada cafe del mar
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Mochima Things to Do

  • Playa Blanca

    For the purists, there's always Playa Blanca, a pure white sand beach. There are some food concessions and other facilities here.

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  • Boat Ride on Mochima Bay, Part III

    The captain offered to drop us off on an island and then return to pick us up later, but we passed on the offer. However, there are a number of islands, and off one of these, we found a private vessels anchored near shore.

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  • Boat Ride on Mochima Bay, Part II

    Once outside the Mochima Bay, the captain sought out some unusual cliffs undermined by the surf. In these were some sea caves.

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  • Boat Ride on Mochima Bay, Part I

    Hiring a boat and captain is cheap and easy in Mochima. The open wood hull vessels are built by the owners, and the service is very friendly and safe (despite the fact that life preservers are not part of the deal). We took a two hour excursion into Mochima Bay and beyond. Our captain brought his son. The initial part of the trip involved leaving...

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  • Mochima Pueblo

    Not far from our hotel was the quaint pueblo of Mochima, where we bought some local food, enjoyed walking the streets, and watching the action at the docks. It was here where we found our boatman for the excursion into the bay and nearby islands.

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  • Morning to Dusk at Playa Colorada

    Just off the highway, this popular stop for beach action is conveniently shaded by palm trees in places, and there are some facilities for camping as well. The beach is named for the tawny red colored sand, which is very fine and beautiful. The entrance into the water is very gradual and the waves normally small, so this is a good place to bring a...

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Mochima Restaurants

  • Wonderful view

    Since Mochima is the land of views, my restaurant pics are both based on food and view. And both are great here.Located on a peninsula you can see directly into the water at coral and fish swimming far below. The rest of the view is uninhabited park. How often have you eaten at a place like that? Yeah, these are the type of views they hang on the...

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  • View from Los Altos

    Very good food. They have lots of typical dishes and VERY rare homemade drinks. I do recommend that you try some. I ask the waiters what they like and haven't been let down yet. Don't miss the view at sunset. It sets right over the islands off Puerto la Cruz and Guanta and is breathtaking. Maybe have a nice Paballon and sit at the edge of the...

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  • Eating in Island de Arapo

    it serves all type as local and simple food sanwiches, Venezuela-dumpling, drinking (Not alcoholic) Venezuela-dumpling (EMPANADAS), you can find it fill with cheese, meet, and fish are several tipes

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Mochima Nightlife

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    by vivacolombia Written Dec 7, 2005

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    Whether or not you´re staying at this posada, you can freely enjoy the friendly international atmosphere of this place. It´s cheap (1 000bs for a beer or freshly squeezed juice). You c and also have dinner there if you wish. Backpackers are interested in exchanging with other tourists their experiences, tips... The area is in front of the beach, breezy and they playa nice background of latin music.

    Dress Code: Relaxed... shorts, flip flops, bathing suit

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Mochima Transportation

  • From Mochima Town

    On the town of Mochima you will find Peneros (littler boat) that can take you to most of the diferent beaches of the Park of mochima depending of how far you go they will charge you. Mochima town to Playa Blanca 15.000 bs for person

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  • PENEROS!!!!!

    To get to the island you need to take a Penero (small boat).You can schedule the time, and they take you and pick you up.You can get them at the beach of the coast all around Mochima,The ride from playa Colorada it is 5 min and you will see and amazing landscape during the ride

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Mochima Shopping

  • jewelry

    It?s a stand of a friendly disabled man. He makes those necklaces himself. He loves to chat with tourists and talking about his life in Santa Fe. He makes simple necklaces that can make good souvenirs for loved ones back home. necklaces, of anckle decoration. i think they?re between 3000 bolivares for each one

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  • stone necklaces .....................

    At the beach you will find beach salesman they sale stone necklaces of different colors and different models very nice. Some will say that the stones are real like turquoises, pearls most of the time they are not real. But are very pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do not expend more 20.000 bolivares 10$ on a necklaces

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Mochima Local Customs

  • buy local pastries for breakfast

    Venezuelians will have breakfast with meat, vegetables... they also enjoy their pastries. There s the "pan de guayabana", "pan de coco", "pan de frutas" that are really good. One costs 300 bolivares in the bakery of the bus terminal. U can also get a coffee.The "americano" type of coffee is called "guayoyo" here.

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  • DIFERENT WAY TO SPAEAK

    If you know a little of Spanish, do not worry if you do not understand what local people tell you. I was born in Venezuela and for me was difficult to understand them some times……. They have a different accent and they speak very very fast.

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Mochima Warnings and Dangers

  • Take with you Cash - BOLIVARES

    It is important to take cash or checks, since you do not find many places that accept credit cards and there are no banks (even in restaurant posadas they do not accet it)There is a bank but I will not take the risk, it can have money not Es importante llevar efectivo o cheques, ya que no encuentras muchos lugares que acepten tarjetas de crédito y...

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  • Use sunblock

    Protect your self from the sun (use a sunblock 15 to 40) or in the afternon hide under the umblela or in a shadow, take it serious, the sun is very strong and without noticing it you can be burned and spent bad time. Protejase contra el sol (utilice un sunblock 15 a 40) o en la piel, al medio dia ponganse debajo se una sonbrilla o en una sombra,...

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  • Don´t wear any valuables

    Santa Fe is poor and take in consideration that wearing any gold can attract attention. The worst is that they robb you but still... People look at tourists and comment. We all look different (even me w ith my hispanic origins and my venezuelian boyfriend) be carefull with video camera, camera...

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Mochima Tourist Traps

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    by vivacolombia Written Dec 7, 2005

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    there s tourists and they all want to explore the national park of mochima. Los Pe?eros (small boat owners) will give you a first offer because they expect you to negotiate. Their last offer is generally the price they initially wanted. Prices are generally cheaper from Santa Fe even though i got the best deal from Mochima.
    From Santa Fe for the complete tour of the islands (seeing dolphins, la piscina...) count 15 000 bolivares/person from the posada del mar.
    I paid 20 000bolivares for 2 from mochima to the island of maritas

    Unique Suggestions: Go to another pe?ero or say that another pe?ero offered you this price. If you think the price is reasonable, ask for an island further away or for a bigger tour of the parque...

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Mochima Off The Beaten Path

  • Cutest mangrove harbor ever

    Puerto Nuevo in Yaguaracual is a neat find. Not much is happening there any more but if you go early in the morning you can surely find a boat to take you out to the islands. But the spot itself is just magical. It's a tiny natural bay surrounded by mangroves that looks across to the other side of the peninsula. Neat just to stop and see.Look for...

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  • dont miss playa colorada

    From Santa Fe take the bus (500bolivares) in front of the panaderia of the bus terminal (you may have to queue) going in direction of Puerto La Cruz. It?s only a 10 minutes ride away and really nice. You can spend a day there.The same bus will take you to playa arapito... just 15 minutes away f rom santa feI was expecting lots of people but nothing...

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Mochima Sports & Outdoors

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    by ezaguryk Written Nov 19, 2004

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    This park is ideal to practice the diving/ Snorkeling and other aquatic activities since their extension almost are in waters of the Caribbean Sea.

    You will find enormous diversity of marine invertebrates and great wealth of fish, starfishes, chorales, etc.....

    Equipment: At the posada that I stay, they give you the Snorkeling equipment.

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Mochima Favorites

  • Enjoy as much as you can!

    The landscapes are really beautiful. There are small tipical places to eat. They sell fresh fish and a delicious fish soup.You can snorkel and ask the sailor for an esplanade to see the dolphins.

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  • Map of Parque Nacional de Mochima

    Here you can see the extencion of the National park of Mochima. I just went to a few beachs as you can see are many places to visit i will go back for more.......

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  • IGUANAS

    Wow….just seating on the beach you will see how the iguanas approached to you, what a amazing animal it is not very nice but it is incredible how can be nice at the same timeNot be scare they do not do nothing, they smell the food and go for it ja ja ja ja see the iguanas so near from me!!!!!!!!!!1

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