Choroní é uma localidade costeira no extremo norte do município de Girardot, estado de Aragua, Os primeiros exploradores. It is located on the outskirts of the coastal mountain range of the Henri Pittier National Park.
The word “Choroní” originates from the name of the natives who inhabited the valley at the time of the Spanish settlement.
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.
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. Em 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. Its 107,800 hectares, 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.
Flora do parque é exuberante. Samambaias arbóreas, bromélias, e várias espécies de plantas ornamentais, nomeadamente a rara, Gunnera endêmica pittierana floreio. A vida animal é igualmente diversificada e do parque é o lar de onças-pardas, jaguatiricas, lontras, veados-mateiros, antas, kinkajous, quatis, porcos-espinhos de árvores, várias espécies de cobra e lagarto eo sapo 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.
Acorde de manhã cedo a luz do sol radiante e se preparar para as atividades do dia - todos os tipos de opções estão disponíveis - caminhadas vivas ao longo da milha longa praia intocada de Choroni (forrada com palmeiras), caminhadas curtas dentro da floresta local com ele das cachoeiras, visitar uma plantação de café local, fazer uma viagem de barco para descobrir praias, paddle embarque, snorkelling, mergulho ou simplesmente passar o dia relaxando na praia. Como um aparte, avistamentos de golfinhos são uma ocorrência regular ao longo deste trecho particular do Caribe.
Esta experiência de viagem é um começo perfeito, ou extremidade, para as suas férias de aventura na Venezuela - apenas 3 horas de Caracas. praias virgens bonitas, 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.