EASTERN VENEZUELA

 
                                                                                                                                                          PARIA PENINSULA
 
 

Beaches…cloud forest, wildlife One of the most interesting places in Venezuela is the peninsula of Paria. There you will find a variety of places, from the most beautiful beaches, to jungle, mountains and to the prairies. Paria Peninsula features extraordinary landscape, exuberant vegetation, a pleasant climate, warm hospitality from the population and deserted beaches. It sounds like the perfect definition of paradise. 500 years ago Columbus called this area "Tierra de Gracia"(Graceland)

 

 Maybe one of the best beaches in the whole country is Playa Medina. A privileged place thanks to the tropical vegetation, the colour of the sea and the softness of the sand. At a short distance from Playa Medina is located another beach called Puy Puy. In contrast with Medina, it has some waves, making it a perfect place for surf lovers. It is in this beach where marine turtles come to lay their eggs, which will be protected by the local people, to increase their chance of surviving, keeping them away from birds and other animals .

In the southern part of Paria, separated from the beaches by a mountain. are flooded prairies with many species of birds and animals. Because of the numerous plants and animals, the 37.500 ha were declared in 1978 as the National Park of the Peninsula de Paria. It’s home to a hugh quantity of gigantic trees, flowering-trees, medicinal plants and cloud forests with its typical bromeliads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             THE ORINOCO DELTA

 

 

Amazon river and jungle, wildlife, native Indians.The Eastern end of Venezuela comprises the largely uninhabited Orinoco Delta. Second in size and importance to the Amazon (both as a river and river basin), the Orinoco Delta is a vast area of rivers, tributaries, mangroves, rainforests, and natural canals. The area is also known as the Delta Amacuro, after a smaller river that empties into the basin and forms part of the border with Guyana. This area is just starting to develop as a destination for naturalists and ecotourists.

 

The Orinoco is the eighth longest river of the world, the second longest in the continent, after the Amazons and the widest of the world. With a length of 2.140 kms. and with outlets toward the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.. The main tourist attraction of this region is represented by its ecosystem, the Waraos Indian population and the humid tropical forest.

 

 

Orinoco Delta

 The journey, either through the main river (Mánamo) or through its tributaries, is a wonderful experience.This tropical humid forest shelters in its marshes the "mother palm", as the natives denominate the Moriche Palm from which they obtain the raw material to make handcrafts,

baskets, handbags, hammocks and balsa wood figures among others.. It is an unique and worthy to visit destination. There are people that denominate this captivating landscape as an exotic and sensual place.