Anzoategui state Beaches

Última actualización: Martes, 28 Julio 2015 Escrito por Bruno Berroteran



Anzoátegui state is characterized by the strong influence of oil and agricultural activities in the region. It has an area of 43,000 km2 and a population of more than 1,250,000 inhabitants. Located north of the country, in the "sun route", bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, east of Sucre and Monagas states to the west with Miranda and Guarico states and south to the state of Bolivar.

Anzoátegui economy developing mainly on the coast, where 50% of the population, the rest of the territory belongs to the plains. Its capital, Barcelona, formed near Puerto La Cruz and Dairy intense commercial and tourist center. Today tourism is the most relevant in the planning and development of state policy. Its volume of vacationers is always great, whether the travelers crossing Anzoátegui to go to Sucre or Nueva Esparta, or those who choose it as their final destination.

The state is named after General José Antonio Anzoátegui, one of the most important heroes of the Independence of Venezuela. Born in Barcelona on November 14, 1789, participated in several successful military campaigns and died in Colombia on November 15, 1819. About Simón Bolívar's death said: "I would have preferred and the loss of two battles to the death of Anzoátegui ... What soldier has lost the Republic! ".

Anzoátegui is a surname of Basque origin that means "place of elders."


Anzoátegui state has more than 125 km of coastline and 35 islands, some of them with beautiful white sand beaches and calm seas calmer. In contrast, urban beaches and coastal waters are rough and muddy. Excellent for snorkeling are the beautiful beaches of the park Mochima, golden sand and lapped by crystal clear waters. In general these costs are not recreational activities, despite the large number of tourists in the holiday season.

If you want to visit some islands in the park Mochima to reduce costs, we recommend approaching the pier nearest your destination island, as prices vary considerably depending on where you take the transport.


This is a beautiful and clean public beach with a white sandy beach (600 mx 30 m), washed by heavy seas and shallow. The beach is forested with young coconut trees have yet high enough to provide shade. It offers various services such as rent tents and chairs, snack bars, toilets and showers and a parking acceptable unattended.


It is a long stretch of white sand over 20 km, located between Boca and El Hatillo Uchire with characteristics identical to those of the Windward coast, such as moderate to strong waves and depth increases rapidly. Is provided by palm trees that provide welcome shade and its banks have grown several resorts and inns, the vast majority strives to satisfy its customers and offer a pleasant atmosphere. The services provided and the maintenance of dependent coastal resort or inn that is in every room of this coast. The area lacks water sports activities.


El Hatillo is a small fishing village, known in the state for the mullet and shrimp offering, which is located at the eastern end of isthmus Caribbean. The golden sands of the coastline is deployed on more than 1 km x 20 m. The sea is flat but long tossed by waves and waves with moderate to strong. The beach, located east of the village, lack of maintenance and cleaning and has a low vegetation that grows everywhere. This peaceful place is visited by few swimmers, so they can be excellent for relaxation. Offer no service.


This pleasant beach, about seven minutes east of the town of El Hatillo, offers 80 mx 30 m, gray sand and a moderate to strong waves. Is endowed with some tourist services and open access fixed awnings and a hut and restaurant in the middle of the beach.

Unfortunately the lack of cleaning and maintenance affects the landscape. Little known, this place offers peace of mind even in holiday season.


This fishing village, located on the eastern coast 45 minutes from Boca de Uchire and frequented mainly by domestic visitors, tourism infrastructure has a very recent, much remains to be developed. The beach at the end of the town's main avenue, is actually the tip of a much larger beach which stretches along the coastline to the east, almost to the Jose complex. You can check this by making a pleasant stroll along the deserted shore and extremely clean. Equipped with an attractive resort (600 mx 30 m), which provide welcome shade coconut natural, this beach has turbid water that turn brown when the stormy sea of sand removed. On the shore we found a hut and restaurant and the possibility of renting tents and umbrellas. Vehicles are parked along a street that has no monitoring service. During the weekends many swimmers come from nearby areas.


West of Puerto Píritu we find a vast stretch of white sand, almost untouched, which unfolds over miles. Its only access is by sea and is separated from the mainland by a lagoon. Negotiating price and schedule with boaters, can take a shuttle in the same pier where it goes to the islets. The beach, lined with mangroves, lonely and without infrastructure, has a moderate to strong waves and quickly becomes deeper. A dream place that invites relaxation and tranquility


These two uninhabited islets located about 45 minutes by boat from Puerto Píritu, are perhaps the best kept treasures of the state of Anzoategui. To reach them we must resort to peñeros emerging only in the morning, from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon, returning in the afternoon from 3:00 pm. The northern island, the most visited, extends over 8 km long and 2.5 meters wide. Completely hides a beautiful deserted beaches with warm shallow waters and seabed moderate swell very pleasant for swimming. Has little vegetation and no tall tree, but can shelter from the sun in an old ranch east of the island. The area has no service, so it is advisable to take all necessary.

Please: Do not leave any waste in this paradise to be preserved.


Built on the banks of the river Neverí, five kilometers from the coast, Barcelona is the capital of Anzoátegui state. It was founded on January 1, 1671 by Catalan priests gave him the name of Spanish origin city: Barcelona Dulce Nombre de Jesus. Due to the development of the area, joined Dairy Puerto La Cruz and like a single city. Its main attractions are the beautiful colonial houses turned into museums or cultural centers. You can not miss.


In less than a century Puerto La Cruz went from being a fishing village to become a prominent oil town and tourist center of the east. Since the discovery of oil at the end of the decade of 30, the activity centered on oil, and the big hotel companies that settled in the area did so to meet the demands of workers in the industry. However, for 25 years is tourism which governs the development of the state, generating large hotel buildings, vacation homes, shopping centers and other places of entertainment, all made according to the enjoyment of vacationers.


These three public beaches are located along the nose of Dairy. Lido Beach, the cleanest of the three despite being very close to the road, has a moderate swell and depth increases rapidly. All three are very nice beaches for sunbathing, but not for bathing, there is no guarantee that the water is clean, especially considering that many times been declared unfit. Offer rental of chairs and umbrellas.


This newly opened beach by the State Government is at the end of the nose of Barcelona. To get there recommend a rustic, it will encounter a very bumpy road. Dark sand without vegetation, the site lacks appeal and does not offer any comfort.


This extensive beach (2 km x 20 m), lined the avenue pleasant city of Puerto La Cruz, but unfortunately this location, between the promenade and the bay of Pozuelos, makes it prone to heavy pollution. If you want to bathe in it, we recommend the east, near the pier, where the coastline is relatively clean and can find a great site secure parking and selling food and drink.


Mochima National Park is located in the states of Anzoátegui and Sucre. In this issue we will discuss only the part of Anzoategui, which deals primarily with ocean and island site.


A 11 km north of Puerto La Cruz are three islands: The Drunk, The Drunk and the drunks, mainly for fans of diving and snorkeling. are very dry and rocky islands almost no beaches. To get there you can take the boats on Paseo Colón or Guanta.

Chimanes ISLANDS

There are seven islands located 6 km from Puerto La Cruz: Morro Ball, Chimana Girl, Donkey, Chimana Second, Chimana South Chimana Chimana Grande and West, offering the best beaches near the city. In the Paseo Colon and Guanta are the boats that take you to them.

Puinare BEACH

Located south of the island of Chimana large, about 15 minutes from the pier on Paseo Colón, is the largest beach in the Keys, a beautiful open very sheltered bay with turquoise waters. It has several paths for walking and enjoying beautiful views. Opportunity to rent beach umbrellas and a restaurant.


Located west of the island Chimana Grande, 20 minutes from Paseo Colon, is a beautiful bay of calm turquoise waters divided into two beaches. On the left we find the first, dotted with beautiful tourist facilities: restaurant, toilets, beach umbrellas. On the right, the other, wider than its neighbor and planted some manchineel and mangroves, no facilities but offers a pleasant area for camping.


This sublime Cove calmer waters in Chimana Second, 25 minutes from the Paseo Colon. On weekends many boats come to anchor near the beach, the most beautiful in the area. It has a restaurant and umbrellas for rent.

ISLAND BEACH armadillo

Located 20 minutes by boat from the pier Pamatacualito after Guanta population, this beautiful mountainous island offers secluded white sand beaches lapped by clear and plain. No services. The island is ideal for vacationers eager for solitude and tranquility.


This island, protected by the Monkey Island is located very near the sea, seven minutes by boat from the pier Pamatacualito. His fame is due to having been a haven for pirates in the past and its name comes from the dazzling silver produced by the sun reflecting off the sea. It offers a tiny beach with a few coconut trees wooded where you can enjoy the emerald waters calm and clear, without waves. The proximity to the coast produce large numbers of visitors on weekends. You get kiosks selling drinks and food and may spend the night on the island with permission of Imparques.


This small coastal town, located 16 km from Puerto La Crua, has a beach with a beautiful bay of calm and deep waters. Visitors usually arrive by sea Dry Valley, if you choose the land you can park your car safely.


By sea only reaches these two beautiful bays lined with coconut palms and lapped by warm waters peaceful. But while there are barely five minutes from Valle Seco, Mochima park authorities have banned the boatmen to take tourists, for a few years ago reported several thefts and robberies. There appears to rescue a project that we hope becomes a reality in the short term.


Located eight minutes from Valle Seco, this beautiful white sand beach and turquoise waters are surrounded by lush vegetation that protects bathers from the intense sun. You get a few kiosks selling food and service rent chairs and umbrellas. Usually quiet at weekends, during vacation is filled with vacationers.


Located ten minutes from Valle Seco, this beautiful white sand beach and shallow warm water is the most popular in the area.

Coconut, chamomile and mangroves provide shade and privacy. It offers bathing facilities and food sales. With high turnout in high season. Text: Inserts El Nacional / updated as I visit each beach