Morrocoy National Park of Venezuela

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Boca Seca @ Morrocoy National Park by Frankzo.

Morrocoy National Park is located in Falcon State, in northwestern Venezuela near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas Sanare, Chichiriviche, Flamenco and Tocuyo Coast. It was declared a national park in 1974 and has 32,090 ha.

The park covers both terrestrial and aquatic areas of the Golfo Triste, containing an area of mangroves and numerous islets or keys, among whom are drunk, Pelon, Sombrero, Sal, Playuela and Peraza, among others. In the stress relief Chichiriviche hill, with elevations of 250 m, the set of internal and creeks and mangrove cays and islands.

Wildlife:

with regard to wildlife in the park live numerous species of birds, about 266, reported for the Cuare Wildlife Refuge. Because the Morrocoy National Park and Wildlife Refuge Cuare are located in the same geographical area, it appears that the park should be a similar number, including the osprey highlights, sensitive species such as flamingos, palette heron, pelican, Cotua, the paují a crown, the real Amazon parrot, the red and scarlet ibis species considered restricted distribution as the frigate or Frigate bird. Also inhabit many marine reptiles, including turtles are highlighted as green turtles, hawksbill turtles, the turtle and the alligator cactus coast, all considered by the red book on endangered species. Among the mammals, including both marine mammals (dolphins, whales) who use the park as refuge as well as the different species of terrestrial mammals including deer can mention machicolation, the Honey Bear, crab-eating foxes, howler monkey, laziness. The fish that breed in the park are grouper, snapper, curbina, tarpon, snook, toad fish and fish that inhabit coral reefs. Among the molluscs and crustaceans: the mangrove oyster, sea hares, Quigua, there are 2 types of lobsters, Panulirus argus Panulirus grettatus, blue crabs and red crabs, among other species. There is a diverse array of insects, although there is still gathering information for the area.

Flora:

It presents a rather varied vegetation, which are reported from evergreen plants such as olives, to deciduous plants like the naked Indian. They are plants adapted to high salinity soils such as grass glass. Continuing toward the east slope of the hill Chichiriviche, Mayorquina sector xerophytic vegetation can be seen family cactus, prickly pear and cactus. There are also four species of mangroves reported for Venezuela: red mangrove, black mangrove, white mangrove, buttonwood mangrove. From underwater sea grasses, a large variety of algae including marine flowering plant, which is one of the favorite foods of the green turtle.

Climate:

Uniform temperature throughout the year between 27 and 30 ° C. Low rainfall. and a big cold of ocilara between 28 and 30.

Tourist activities:

Morrocoy’s beaches are spectacular, we found a number of them: Cayo Sombrero, Playuela, Playuelita, Cayo German, Mayorquina, Cayo Fishermen, Playa Mero, Punta Brava, Boca Paiclás, dry mouth, the Johns, Under Cayman Tucupido, etc. . But below them the corals and fish its best to provide divers and include three islands, which although outside the park area, about 7 nm Tucacas, maintain a status of Special Protection Area : Cayo Norte, Cayo Cayo East and South.

Beach Cayo Sombrero, venez by Kibonaut.

Within the National Park Morrocoy bulk flow of tourists from around the country, who will enjoy the variety of beaches, some come to camp and others come with their boats (boats). Within the park there are different communities, towns, shops and inns. Populations are Leon Cano, Morrocoy, Lizardo and Aguasalobre. There are also small marinas that form the Association of Gulf Marine Sports Sad, which is composed: The Anchor Marina, Marina Las Canoas, Marina Puerto del Medio, Indunave Marina, Marina Costa Azul Morrocoy Embarcadero Marina, Marina Caribbean, Marina La Cazanga and Marina The Little Cave.

There are also piers, which are associations of boaters, who are dedicated to the transport of tourists to the different beaches of Morrocoy, are the piers of The louis, Morrocoy and Aguasalobre.

There are inns for rest of the tourists as: Posada La Esmeralda, Blue Paradise, The Trinity, etc.. Also small stalls Cocadas, empanadas, coconut water and local crafts.

Good luck!

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