Ubication: Falcón State
Coro and Punto Fijo, crossing the isthmus in the
How to get there
land, following the route which links Coro with Puerto
Cabello, and then taking the road that crosses the
isthmus towards Punto Fijo or Adícora. The closest
airport is in Coro.
dominant elements of the landscape are the sand dunes,
imposing and changeable due to the action of the wind,
creating the most complete desert in a few kilometers.
There are also mangroves, thorn bushes, grasslands and
coastal plant communities. 34 km. of road cross the
isthmus, on 20-m. sandy dunes, with a constant breeze
blowing from the east. It feels like one is in the
middle of the Sahara.
to the action of the wind and the adverse climatic
conditions, the number of plant species is limited, no
more than 60, belonging to some 20 families. Towards the
south, the vegetation is slightly dense and is formed
mainly by species like the sweet acacia, with its
cream-colored flowers and black branches, the palo
verde, prickly pears and cacti. Towards the salty plain
and salt marshes, grasses and trailing plants with
fleshy leaves, are frequent. On the beach, there are
abundant small shrubs.
is scarce regarding mammals, but reptiles, lizards and
iguanas are very common. Among the species of the avian
fauna, there are kestrels, the Black-fronted Wood-Quail,
the Double-striped Thick-knee, the Scaled Pigeon, the
troupial, the Vermilion Cardinal, etc. The mammals which
can be seen are bats, crab-eating foxes, giant anteaters
and rabbit, as well as goats all over the place.
park has easy access and it is set in a privileged
location. In order to get to the beaches on the
peninsula, one must inevitably pass through the park. No
permit is required to enter, but there is an office of
INPARQUES on the road for more information.
except the comfort of the sand on the beach. There are
comfortable lodging facilities in the city of Coro,
declared cultural heritage of mankind by UNESCO. Many
neighboring beaches like Adícora, El Supí, etc.,
attract visitors. There are guest houses and hotels of
different categories and facilities.
temperature is 28° C. Scarce rainfall.
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