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Where is Choroní?

Choroní es una localidad costera en el extremo norte del municipio de Girardot, Estado Aragua, Venezuela. It is located on the outskirts of the coastal mountain range of the Henri Pittier National Park.

How was Choroní named?

The word “Choroní” originates from the name of the natives who inhabited the valley at the time of the Spanish settlement.

Why is Choroní as a great destination for tourists?

The coastal town of Choroní is only 3-31/2 hours’ drive from Caracas and less from Valencia. Choroní’s population is estimated at under 5,000. Major industries consist of fishing, growing cacao, and tourism.

Tourism has taken on major importance over the last decade and there are many new posadas that have sprung up with great food, accommodations and services. The beaches and hikes are spectacular, and one can rent a boat to go to other nearby coves / beaches and of course to fish or look for schools of dolphins.

What is the closest National Park?

By car / bus one has to pass through the mountain range makes up Henri Pittier National Park, the oldest National Park in Venezuela. The Park was originally created in 1937 under the name of Rancho Grande by decree of President Eleazar López Contreras. En 1953 the park was renamed in honour of Henri Pittier, a distinguished Swiss geographer, botanist and ethnologist. Henri Pittier arrived in Venezuela in 1917 and he proceeded to classify more than 30,000 plants in the country and devoted many years studying the flora and fauna in the park.

Henry Pittier National Park has the honor of having started the history of National Parks of Venezuela. Su 107,800 hectáreas, located in the north of Aragua state, comprise most of the Araguan coast and mountainous area of Carabobo state. It also borders San Esteban National Park. Henri Pittier National Park is the largest among the national parks of the Venezuelan Coastal Range.

The park consists of two geographic systems: a steep mountainous interior where there are more than 500 bird species and 22 endemic species and a coastal area with bays, beaches and resorts with huge tourism potential. There is a great diversity of flora and fauna. With its nine major rivers, the park is an important source of water for surrounding cities and towns. It also contains land where some of the best cacao in the world is cultivated, especially in the village of Chuao.

La flora del parque es exuberante. Helechos arbóreos, bromelias, y varias especies de plantas ornamentales-en particular la rara, endémica Gunnera pittierana-florecer. La fauna es igualmente variada y el parque es el hogar de pumas, ocelotes, nutrias, venados, tapires, kinkajous, coatíes, puercoespines árbol, varias especies de serpientes y lagartos y la rana marsupial.

For birdwatching the park is one of the best locations in the whole of South America with around 580 species that represent 43 % of all the birds of Venezuela – Birding list Henri Pittier.

What are the highlights of Choroní?

– Selected accommodations with swimming pool
– Crystal clear water of the Caribbean
– Pristine beaches lined with palm trees
– Sun-bathing
– Cocoa and sugar cane plantations
– Snorkelling
– Dolphin watching
– Delicious local seafood

Can you imagine this?

Despertar temprano en la mañana de sol radiante y prepararse para las actividades del día - todo tipo de opciones están disponibles - caminatas a lo largo de la milla de largo prístina playa de Choroní (bordeada de palmeras), caminatas cortas en la selva tropical local con lo de las cascadas, visitar una plantación de café local, tomar un viaje en barco para descubrir playas solitarias, embarque de paddle, snorkel, buceo o simplemente pasar el día relajándose en la playa. Como un aparte, avistamientos de delfines son una ocurrencia regular a lo largo de este tramo particular del Caribe.

Esta experiencia de viaje es un comienzo perfecto, o al final, a sus vacaciones de aventura en Venezuela - sólo 3 hora de Caracas. playas hermosas, inviting warm waters and beautiful sunsets – a wonderful spot to completely relax after a long trip or one of Angel-Eco’s special tours. The local food is also worth the trip alone – great seafood dinners and exotic local cocktails.