Miranda state Beaches

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



Miranda is one of Venezuela's most developed states in economic and tourism. Located in north-central region of the country, has an area of 7,950 km2 and about 2,500,000. Bordered on the north by the Capital District, the Caribbean Sea and the Vargas State, the South with the states of Aragua and Guarico, East to the Caribbean Sea and the state of Anzoátegui and West by the State of Aragua and the Capital District. Economic activities cover areas such as industry, commerce, agriculture and financial sector. Miranda also has major attraction in its various landscapes, beautiful mountains, beautiful beaches spread along the 93 km of coastline, and four national parks.

Founded in 1703, Los Teques, the state capital, takes its name from the original inhabitants of the region, a Carib Indian group called "aractoeques" word that the Spanish conquistadors shortened to "teques."

In 1889 the state of Miranda called in honor of the Precursor of Independence Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda, known as the "first universal creole" because of his active participation in one of the most momentous world events of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. "Miranda" is a surname of Basque origin that means "little bracken."


Miranda offers two great beach destinations. The first, located west of Higuerote, offers a variety of beaches with enough attractions to suit all tastes. The second focuses on the Chico River Area Tacarigua up Machurucuto population, with more than 50 km of beaches with inviting beaches. And for those seeking solitude, Miranda reserves to the spectacular beach park Tacarigua de la Laguna.

If it reach the beaches of West Texas, there are two options. One is coming from Caracas via Guarenas and then follow up Higuerote, Carenero and Chirimena. The other would go down to La Guaira and then to head towards Caracas, in the kilometer 70 road starts along the waterfront with amazing landscape. It is better to have a rustic.


Located halfway between Chuspa and Higuerote, the people of Chirimena live mainly on fishing and tourism. It has a beautiful beach of 600 mx 10 m, a narrow strip of white sand dotted with coconut palms and lapped by seas, ideal for surfing. On the edge of its western part, as a gift of nature, stands a huge stone, which is home to a particular marine life and where the fishing is a real pleasure. Thanks to her, after four p.m. this side of the beach is full of shade and coolness. To the east the number of swimmers due to the proximity of the village, where you can find basic infrastructure such as restaurants, restrooms and parking. Lack of monitoring and maintenance is inadequate. Some vacationers enjoy the site fully extending their tents for the night to the seashore.


Located east of the town of Chirimena, this huge beach of 1 km x 20 m at the foot of a cliff and not visible from the road.

Begins a little before the inn La Galera and ends at the Governor's Inn Las Casas, has white sand, a sea of modern surf and offers natural shade of coconut trees. There are several guarded parking at a daily cost of about Bs 000. You can also qualify for the bathrooms for only Bs 00 and get boats to take them and Coralito Majagua. The operators of lodges frequently cleaned the beach of her family, whose main activity is developed in its western part, because the other side are many reefs and sea urchins.


A dirt road passable by any type of vehicle is this jewel of the Windward coast, located east of Chirimena, after the Governor's Inn Las Casas. This is a small beach (400 m X 25 m) of coral sand bathed by rough seas and deep. Reefs abound, especially in the eastern end of the beach. It has a small kiosk is open on holidays, but no services. Although the shade is scarce, Cayman beach is a lovely place, ideal for those who want to find a spot blessed by nature and away from noise and crowds.

Chirere BEACH

This is a huge beach that begins after the village of Chirimena and extends westward approximately 3,000 feet. Usually this sea of sandy bottom offers great waves ideal for surfers. From December to February is most intense waves and strong currents, so some caution is advisable. The beach is divided into three resorts that rent tents and chairs, food kiosks and guarded parking at a cost of between. There is also the possibility of camping.

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Majagua BEACH

Located between the beach and beach Caracolito Cayman, and to reach it must take one of the boats that leave either French or else Puerto de los Corrales, where it is cheaper since the route is shorter. Majagua beach (350 m X 15 m) is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of rocks and dense vegetation. Its white sand bath receives constant waves that make surfers said, but that may hinder the arrival of the peñeros to shore. No offers tourist services. Less crowded than other beaches in the region, Majagua invites tranquility and relaxation.

Caracolito BEACH

Although located on the mainland, Caracolito is accessible only by sea. This is a beach facing east, 400 m X 10 m, which is more protected than Majagua. Surrounded by vegetation and rocks, offers a fine coral sand and surf is mild to moderate. It has a food kiosk selling drinks during weekends and high season and with the possibility of renting chairs and awning. It is very popular at holiday time. If you seek peace and calm, best visited in low season.


West of Higuerote and Carenero this bay is calm and shallow waters, whose configuration allows vessels to anchor safely. The dark sand beach and gentle waves extending over 900 m X 20 m. There are several restaurants that offer a basic service of meals, as well as ample parking paved in part, in addition, camping is allowed on the beach. From this place many peñeros out for snails and Majagua beaches. French port could be one of the best places in the Caribbean if I had a proper tourism infrastructure.


Before the French Port Bay on the right, are the private beach (600 m X 20 m) which is reached by a narrow road and the cost of entry is Bs 000 per vehicle. It is a place surrounded by greenery, well guarded and very nice, ideal for families with young children. The white sandy beach bathed by waters full of soft waves. You get all the necessary services to spend a perfect day at the beach, food kiosks, restrooms, showers, rental of chairs, umbrellas and kayaking, ample parking and volleyball and foosball. The beach is neat daily. It is impossible to enter with boats in the bay because of a corallite reef.


Beginning French Harbour Road on your right, you find a long narrow strip of sand of 1,500 m X 8 m The beach is Totumos, lined with beautiful coconut trees and a shallow sea and no waves, a great place for children. Many stores offer food, rent chairs and awnings and beach goods sales. It also gets good service from baths and showers as low as Bs, 00. The beach parking lot is spacious and secure during weekends and high season. This beach is very crowded, so arrive early.


Actually this is not an island but a small beach located in the middle of a mangrove swamp, so if you want to reach it must take a boat in the docks that are facing the restaurant El Tren de Carenero, at a cost of Bs 000 roundtrip. Tall coconut trees adorn this beach and crystal clear deep water, which also has an extremely soft waves, great for snorkeling. during weekends, when it receives a lot of visitors, offering the services of a mini-snack bars that sell drinks and canned foods.

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This village is located 90 minutes from Caracas and is located at the bottom of a huge bay. The waters are murky Higuerote beaches due to the mouth of a river. Although its spas lack of maintenance, these beaches are very popular and famous for its abundance of clams.

Higuerote maritime area offers wonderful dive sites around the so-called Farallon Centinela, located two hours of sailing from the marina Carenero. These are two rocks that are home to a wonderful and rich marine flora and fauna where one can go scuba diving in the tunnel current flowing through the cliff.


Popularly known as Playa Los Cocos and Chocolate, this resort is in the bottom of the bay between Carenero and Higuerote. It is a long strip of sand that extends over 2,500 m X 15 m. The sea, brown due to the mouth of a river and the strong breeze that stirred the waters, is generally presented flat with a moderate swell, even though the waves can be quite strong in the east of the bay as this part is less protected. You get some coconut trees and on the western side of the beach mangroves abound. It has some little tourist facilities maintained, such as bathrooms, showers, diners and parking lots. Spa is a very busy during the weekends.


Access to this beach is a bit tricky: first Higuerote leave the main road via Caucagua, then, about 800 meters after the bomb PDV, turn left onto a small road until you find a notice from the beach. Before getting passed by a town and then there are two parallel paths both lead to beach Sotillo, but that is more to the east leads to a more beautiful. The beach stretches over tens of miles to Chico River and the surf can be strong. No offers tourist services.

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In the eighteenth century Rio Chico was one of the most important centers of production of cocoa. Today is a seaside resort located beachfront with over 147 km of waterways. Through these channels, a large number of houses with gardens and some tourist facilities. Is a privileged by its geographical position it deserves better maintenance.


This is the extension of Sotillo beach, miles of white sand planted with coconut trees. Its waves, moderate to strong, makes it popular with surfers eager to challenge the waves off the coast of Barlovento. In general, the beach offers no tourist infrastructure, but if the possibility of choosing the most appropriate and enjoyable because of its long stretch.


This private beach is part of the Channel beach. To get there from the main road must pass through an urban area of the channels and go through the National Guard post. This beach is 400 m X 30 m of white sand washed by heavy seas. has natural shade thanks to the many palm trees that beautify the place greatly. Offers rental services awnings and chairs and a parking unattended. The Playa Colada care of maintenance and offers a bar-restaurant located on the beach and a small store of food. It is an excellent choice for vacationers in Rio Chico, probably the best in the area.


These two neighboring beaches found on the road via Tacarigua has very similar characteristics: white sand stretching over 700 m X 25m, beautiful palm trees planted to provide shade too high. You get some kiosks selling local food and seafood. Vehicles can be parked nearby but unattended. They offer no tourist facilities.


The village has a popular beach Tacarigua urban sprawl along the waterfront, it is the continuation of the same coastal strip in Higuerote. Its fine golden sands, lapped by waters, invite you to relax at any time of year. If you can not natural shade under the beautiful palm trees, have the option to rent chairs and umbrellas.


Tacarigua National Park of Laguna, with an area of 39,100 hectares, was created in 1974. located in the central coastal region of Barlovento, comprises major vegetation islands where different species of live birds and turtles, and sea turtles that nest on this beach. It contains a large mangrove ecosystem where rejo stand, black, white and buttonwood, which are distributed along Tacarigua Lake, a beautiful lagoon product of the formation of a coastal barrier that separates the Caribbean Sea. The park entrance is Bs 00 per person. There is also a guided boat service to cross the park to go to Club Miami, which lasts an hour and a half and costs 000 Bs for every four people. This ride is extraordinary beautiful sunset, when birds return to their nests for the night.

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Machurucuto BEACH

Machurucuto is a small coastal town with a large white sand beach (1 km X 25 m), prolongation of the coastal strip of the park Tacarigua. This beach has no vegetation, but in return offers a special channel that divides the beach: a perfect place for children.

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To arrive at this club, located on the east side of Tacarigua Lagoon National Park, you must follow the road to Machurucuto and take the dirt road on the left before the people. The spa is not in very good condition, but the beach is beautiful and clean, planted with coconut trees and washed by heavy seas. It has some churuatas available to vacationers, and the east side of the club there is a camping area with showers and bathrooms.


It is a private club located on the road via Barcelona, after Cúpira and 10 minutes before Uchire Mouth. It has a large white sand beach of 800 m X 20 m where there is a small salt lake very calm and shallow, perfect for children. It has a spa that offers all the amenities: restaurant, churuatas, sanitary facilities and ample parking. In early 2004 the facilities of the tourism project involving up to an inn, they were not completely ready.