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National Park

Yurubí

 

* Ubication: Yaracuy State

* Location

In the central-western region of the country, north of San Felipe, in the sector called Cerro del Tigre-Chimborazo.

* How to get there

From the city of San Felipe. Or through different roads that lead to it from the Sierra of Aroa.

* Characteristics

It was the fifth park created in the country and it is part of the foot of the Sierra of Aroa, which separates the Aroa and Yaracuy rivers. It has a relief of rugged mountains and low gentle hills. It has a temperate climate, with an annual rainfall of 1,000 mm.

* Vegetation

Between the altitude of 1,000 and 1,950 meters, there is cloud forest, rich in species. The most common trees are pigeon-berry, cupey, caracolillo. There also is a large variety of mosses, ferns and orchids. Further down, between 500 and 800 m., "the children" dominate.

* Fauna

There are abundant reptiles, and among ophidians the most common are the fer-de-lance, the rattlesnake and the boa constrictor. The most abundant mammals are the red brocket deer and the margay.

* Recomendations

The same as for any national park. In the case of excursions, it is recommended to follow the trails and be careful with the snakes, as there are many.

* Facilities

In the vicinity of the city, the park offers many recreational facilities. There are places for swimming, kiosks, barbecue areas, rest rooms, etc. There are also facilities in the Cocorote, Cocorotico, Carabobo and Tesorero rivers. The park has also many interesting trails for excursions.

* Climate

Temperatures range between 12° C. and 28° C.

* Surface

23.670 ha.

* Information

INPARQUES
Tlf. (054) 41.424*44.553* (02) 285.50.56* 43.60*48.59. Fax 285.30.70.


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