The Caribbean Coast

The coast of Venezuela is characterized by white beaches, clear Caribbean water, historical cities dating back to the early 1500s and tourist-friendly attractions. Bordered by mountains rising to 2.000 m (6,500 ft) and tropical rainforest add to the charm.

For beaches west of Caracas, check out the Parque Nacional Henri Pittier. The best beaches there are Bahía de Cata, Playa Cuyagua, Playa Grande and Playa el Playón.

Some spots not to miss on the Caribbean coast east of Caracas are:

Isla Margarita – a major tourist destination for sun worshippers worldwide with wide spans of palm-lined white beaches, clear water, and plenty of opportunity to take part in water sports like windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling.

Parque Nacional Los Roques – the perfect island retreat for anyone who enjoys snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing diving or just lounging on peaceful, remote islands in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Los Roques can be a day-trip from Isla Margarita or Caracas, or an overnight stay.

Cumaná – a lovely little town with a quaint historical center.