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National Park

Laguna de la Restinga

Ubication: Nueva Esparta State

Location

In the northern central sector which links the eastern part of the island of Margarita with the Macanao peninsula.

* How to get there

By air or sea to the island of Margarita, then by road to Macanao.

* Characteristics

It is formed by a narrow stretch of sandy coast and coastal lagoons where mangroves are abundant. The lands that surround La Restinga are from the Quaternary period. Near the main lagoon there are low hills, the most important of which are the Tetas de María Guevara, 100 m. high, and El Cerro de Agua Verde. The lagoons cover approximately 100 km. of brackish water, crossed by many channels. The beaches of the isthmus of La Restinga, with oceanic waves, are not sand but pulverized fossil sea shells. In 1997 it was decreed Ramsar site of Venezuela.

* Vegetation

The most important plant formation is the mangrove, of the red, black and white genera and the button-mangrove. In the coastal plains, there are species like thistles, stinking weed, cacti, palo verde, agave, dividivi, oregano, aloe, oak, etc. There is also a desert undergrowth which grows in the driest part of the country. Something similar is only found in Castilletes, in the Guajira peninsula.

* Fauna

The avian fauna is a primary resource, formed by sedentary and migratory species, among which the most important is the Scarlet Ibis. The most common birds are the Red-legged Tinamou, the Least Grebe, the Magnificent Frigatebird, the Blue Heron, the Great Egret, the Ground-Dove, the Brown Pelican, the cormorant, the Green Heron, the tern, the flamingo, etc. Mammals are scarce, and there are certain reptiles and amphibians like the gray frog, the green turtle, the "carey" turtle, the lizard, rattlesnakes, etc. There are many species of fish, like the red snapper, sardine, swordfish, dogfish; and a variety of mollusks like oysters and other shells.

* Recomendations

The same as for any national park. Take light-weight clothing, appropriate for the area and climate, sunglasses, sunblock lotion, hat or cap, camera, etc.

* Facilities

There are several places to visit in La Restinga lagoon, like the dock El Indio. Here there is a well-organized boat service which makes trips through the canals or to the beach. The beach of El Botadero is large and very windy, and there are food services nearby, where they serve typical fare and fried fish. It is easy to catch cockles on the beach by just putting your feet in the sand and digging.

* Climate

Temperatures range between 24° C. and 30° C.

* Surface

10.700 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (095) 41.75.43*63.12.10 * (02) 285.50.56 *43.60*48.59. Fax 285.30.70.



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