Ubication: Falcón State
the north-central-western coastal region of Venezuela,
better known as Golfo Triste. The park occupies
continental and marine areas located between the towns
of Tucacas and Chichiriviche.
How to get there
land, following the route that goes from Morón to Coro.
The closest airport is in Valencia, although there are
several landing strips in the vicinity.
park occupies continental, insular and marine zones, and
it is a natural environment of exceptional beauty. It is
formed by a group of islets or keys, like Borracho, Pelón,
Punta Gorda, Sal, Los Muertos, Peraza, etc. The largest
extension corresponds to the marine zone and the
mainland zone is comprised of vacant lots, municipality
lands and certain enclaves of private property. The
relief is determined by three important physical
elements. The Chichiriviche hill, with elevations of 250
m., the group of interior inlets and mangroves, and the
keys or islands. From the geographical and scenic points
of view, Morrocoy is one of the most colorful and
beautiful littoral environments of the Venezuelan coast.
It has countless biological wealth because of the
presence of peninsulas, keys, coral formations and
mangroves. Sandstone, limestone and shale rocks
predominate, and they correspond to the Miocene period.
is a large diversity of vegetation in spite of the
scarce rainfall, among which 300 species of phanerogams
and ferns can be found. On the keys there are plants and
shrubs. The most common trees are the mangrove tree, the
sea grape and the button-mangrove. In the mangroves
there are submarine beds of Thalassia testudinum with
leaves similar to grass, with strong stems. And in the
salt marshes there are grasses, shrubs of mesquite and
the twisted acacia. On the other hand, in the deciduous
forests found in the Chichiriviche hill, which is the
only mountain zone of the park, there is a dry jungle
with a large variety of trees, among which are the oak,
the gumbo-limbo, the box-briar, the mountain rose, etc.
the Chichiriviche hill, mammals like red howler monkeys,
crab-eating foxes, opossums, pacas and deer, can be
found. There are many species of birds like the
White-cheeked Pintail, the Barred Tinamou, the Brown
Pelican, the Magnificent Frigatebird, the Great Egret,
the American Flamingo, etc. As well as vultures, the
Slate-colored Hawk, limpkins, hummingbirds, the Great
Kiskadee, etc. Here is one of the most important places
where, as Crespo the poet said, "the birds of
Venezuela and other countries meet to rest their
wandering, love each other, discuss their right to the
highest branch and to found a family". It is the
Cuare Wildlife Refuge, created in 1972, and occupied by
79Tlf. of Venezuelan aquatic birds and 66Tlf. of
migratory birds. The park also has many marine
resources, among which there is a large diversity of
fish. This wealth from the sea is its most important
spend the night: 1- Make reservations, calling the
User's Attention Center (800-84847), 8 days in advance.
2- Pay the corresponding tarif: 1,000 Bs. per person per
night. Children up to 12 years old free. Keep the
deposit receipt. 3- Get in touch with the User's
Attention Center to get the locator. Confirm up to 48
hours after the reservation in order to be able to camp.
The omission of this requirement causes the loss of your
reservation. 4- Get the ticket and spending-the-night
instruction booklet from the Coordination of the
Morrocoy national park (end of the Libertadores avenue,
Tucacas, Falcón State). Tlf. (042) 83.00.69. Fax
83.00.53). Show the deposit receipt, identification
document and locator. Please respect the use and
are a large number of guest houses and hotels of
different categories in the villages close to the park,
as well as typical restaurants. For those who do not own
a boat, there is a regular service to the different
keys, from Chichiriviche and Tucacas, with fixed tariffs
and flexible hours. Open air recreation is limitless.
temperature is 28° C. Scarce rainfall.
Tlf. (042)84.053*069 * (02) 241.05.22 * 800 - Vivir