Ubication: Miranda State
the region of Barlovento, close to Río Chico, in the
locality of Tacarigua de la Laguna.
How to get there
land, following the road from Higuerote to Río Chico
and Tacarigua de la Laguna. There is an airport in
park is a coastal lagoon, 30 km. long and 6 km. wide,
between the Cúpira and El Guapo rivers. It has a flat
relief. Towards the side of the sea there is a long
beach, solitary in many sectors, in spite of urban
encroachment in the area. Due to its closeness to the
capital, its climate and its natural beauties, this area
is constantly threatened, for which extreme care is
needed when being in the park. It is rich in mangroves,
avian fauna and fish species. The climate is warm and
humid, but moderated by the breeze that blows from the
east. For many years it was an important center for
mangrove, abundant and varied, is the dominant species,
with different types like the red, black, and white
mangroves and the button-mangrove. Towards the beach,
there are numerous coconut palms, sea grapes and a grass
called "saladillo", which grows in sand dunes.
dominant animal species in the lagoon are aquatic birds,
which have their refuge. Here Pelicans, the Magnificent
Friga-tebird, darters, flamingoes, cormorants, Common
Egrets, Scarlet Ibises, terns and sandpipers are
abundant. There are also birds typical of the shrubby
savanna, like the Silver-beaked and Crimson-backed
Tanagers, the Tropical Gnatcatcher, the Great Kiskadee,
warblers, the Oriole Blackbird, the Yellow Oriole, and
tanagers. The diversity of fish is enormous and they use
the mangroves to spawn. There is striped mullet, bass,
flounder, grunt, shad, skate, etc. In 1997 it was
decreed Ramsar place of Venezuela.
conscientious tourist is the best guarantee for
conservation and enjoyment of the park. Follow all the
rules for national parks. It is forbidden to use boats
with motors greater than 10 HP in the lagoon. Sports
fishing is allowed with line.
the neighboring areas there are swimming facilities for
visitors, with food, public rest rooms, pay telephones,
boat rentals, etc. Excursions can be done both into the
lagoon and towards the beach. The lagoon has two
entrances, one on the west side by Boca de Tacarigua de
la Laguna, and the other by Madre Vieja, to the east and
close to Machurucuto. There are tourist operators who
plan organized excursions, also camps.
range between 24° C. and 28° C. The climate is warm
(02) 285.50.56*43.60*48.59. Fax 285.30.70.