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Where is Choroní?

Choroní è una località costiera nell'estremo nord del comune di Girardot, Stato dell'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. In 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. La sua 107,800 ettari, 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 parco è esuberante. Felci arboree, bromeliacee, e diverse specie di pianta ornamentale-in particolare il raro, endemico Gunnera pittierana-fiorire. La vita animale è altrettanto vario e il parco ospita puma, ocelot, lontre, cervi mazama, tapiri, kinkajous, coati, istrici albero, diverse specie di serpente e lucertola e la rana marsupiale.

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?

Wake nelle prime ore del mattino per sole raggiante e prepararsi per le attività della giornata - tutti i tipi di opzioni sono disponibili - vivace passeggiate lungo il miglio lunga spiaggia incontaminata di Choroní (fiancheggiata da alberi di palma), brevi escursioni nella foresta pluviale locale, con le sue cascate, visitare una piantagione di caffè locale, una gita in barca alla scoperta di spiagge appartate, paddle boarding, snorkeling, immersioni o semplicemente trascorrere una giornata rilassante sulla spiaggia. Per inciso, avvistamenti delfini sono all'ordine del giorno lungo questo particolare tratto di Caraibi.

Questa esperienza di viaggio è un inizio perfetto, o alla fine, per la vostra vacanza avventura in Venezuela - basta 3 ore da Caracas. Belle spiagge incontaminate, 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.