Vargas state Beaches

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


Vargas State

IN AUGUST 2010 will be visiting and photographing these beautiful beaches


Vargas state was created administratively May 29, 1998 by an organic law. Before that date was a town that belonged to the Federal Journal. It has a population of 298,109 inhabitants and covers 1,497 km2. It extends from the Maya River, adjacent to the state of Aragua, Chuspa to the river on the border with the state of Miranda.

It is a very narrow strip of land bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and south to the coastal mountains where the park Ávila. Its economic life depends essentially of port, airport, tourism and fishing. La Guaira, the capital, has one of the main commercial ports in the country. Following the tragic rain of 1999. Vargas was inestimable losses, including much of its tourist infrastructure, but other than that suffered a very marked topographic change, so that some beaches disappeared and new ones formed.

Its name pays homage to José María Vargas, illustrious Venezuelan born in La Guaira on March 10, 1786. President of the Republic in 1935, Vargas was a prestigious doctor whose vocation was his great interest in science and education. "Vargas" is a surname of Spanish origin.


Vargas has 120 km of stunning coastline and its diversity, which alternates paradise of white sand beaches, ideal for family fun, with very rocky unspoiled coastline battered by wind and high waves of the Caribbean. Due to its proximity to Caracas, Vargas is a natural area for tourism capital. Many resorts have benefited from the reconstruction project of this coast by the Government, including Camurí Chico, now called Coastal Park Paseo del Mar, Pantaleta beach, where he built a large spa. The road infrastructure has also been favored in installments Anare La Guaira, or is in the process of recovery and improvement, and the journeys Anare "The Caracas-Caracas and Los Chuspa.

To discover the current state beaches Vargas propose three different routes, each with its own peculiarities: 1 .- Catia La Mar to Puerto Cruz, 2 .- Macuto to Los Caracas, and 3 .- the way Chuspa end eastern state. To reach the coast from Caracas, just go with the Caracas-La Guaira highway.


From the provider of output Caracas-La Guaira highway, go to Catia La Mar on the road that runs along the Simon Bolivar International Airport, to a Shell service station and there, on the left, is the way for Carayaca, where the coastal road back.


A pump 500 m Shell Beach is Catamare. Bay is a small half-round (100 m X 20 m) of dark sand and low waves, and that is protected by two artificial breakwaters of stone giants. It has several kiosks, snack bars, rental of tents and chairs, and a very small parking lot. This pleasant city beach shows preserved, clean, and quieter than other beaches in the sector to be less crowded. Notwithstanding the lack of bathrooms and vegetation, proximity to Catia La Mar makes it a great choice.

In Catamare follows the coastal road to the west, leave the right hand side the Military Club and up the hill away from the sea. At mile 4, just in Nereyda, turn right and go down 1 km in the direction of the power plant Ricardo Zuloaga.


Located at the foot of the power plant Ricardo Zuloaga, the small beach Reef (20 m X 10 m) is visible from the road. His most frequent visitors are the children of people who come to bathe and play, along with the fishermen anchor their peñeros there. Its sand is dark and hot water due to the proximity of the plant, show a moderate swell. Fishermen have a booth there where they get selling fresh fish.


Following the coastal road to the west is a series of narrow beaches with dark sand, reefs and rough seas, so some have signs prohibiting use. Lack of maintenance and tourist infrastructure. Better go to Puerto Caryaca.

PUERTO Carayaca

The beach town of Puerto Carayaca is the last beach accessible by paved road heading west. Is behind a series of colorful houses and shops, and has an area of 300 m X 50 m, with an outgoing edge to the sea. The sand is clear and has no vegetation. Awnings and chairs are available.

Carefully and slowly, especially in the rainy season, you can go in normal vehicle Chichiriviche Coast from Puerto Carayaca (12 km which takes approximately 30 minutes), through the village of Oricao, where there is a private club and the beach with the same name, however, it is prudent to have a four-wheel drive. There is also another alternative for the mountain from the Colonia Tovar, but it's a lonely road that requires caution. To continue along the coast, again find several dark sand beaches also closed due to strong waves and reefs.


Since tourism began to devote the last 20 years, Chichiriviche Coast is the tourist destination of Vargas. At that time there was a coastal town, it still did not require development near the sea, which explains its historical center is located on the mountainside. It has numerous inns and restaurants. Before arriving, from high mountain road, you can enjoy the view of one of the most extraordinary bays in the country.


Located at the bottom of the bay and so quite protected from waves, except in times of swell, this fabulous Caribbean beach unfolds over 150 mx 30 m. The white sandy beach offers great palm trees that provide plenty of shade, and dark sea is deep quickly. Fishermen moor their boats always on the eastern shore, and the left side leads to a river which carries mud in the rainy season, which makes changing the color of the bay. Since the area has all the necessary conditions for scuba diving, this is his main sport, with two schools in Chichiriviche installed. This is an urban beach located throughout the town and has many accommodation, food and miscellaneous. We recommend parking in the center of town, busy at holiday time, since the various parking lots to get closer to the beach without supervision. It is a very nice place, for many the best tourist destination in the western state of Vargas.


There are two ways to reach the village of Puerto Cruz. If you take the path to the coast, leaving Chichiriviche follow the dirt road that runs alongside it. It is imperative to have a four wheel drive vehicle, because even if they are placed cement blocks on several stretches of road, the slopes are very strong and the road is too narrow. The view is spectacular, it's worth doing this trip for 45 minutes. You can also reach Puerto Cruz for a 45 km road that leaves the Colonia Tovar. Before reaching the village turn to the right of the giant arch that announces the entrance to the state of Aragua. In this way you can enjoy spectacular wild landscapes that prevent the view of the sea just to get there. It is a beautiful way.


Deployed over 150 mx 30 m located at the bottom of a lovely bay of blue waters, fully protected from waves, Puerto Cruz beach is a magnificent landscape of contrasts between mountain, sea and white sand and palm trees. You can camp on the beach and rent tents. Nearby you also get baths, showers, restaurants and a parking lot unattended. From this beach the boats leave for Puerto Maya (Bs 35,000 round trip for ten people) or to numerous dive sites. Low maintenance tune with the natural beauty of the landscape.


In Catia La Mar, the nearest town in Caracas, are the first urban beach, very popular and crowded especially on weekends. To get there, from the main avenue of Catia La Mar, turn right at McDonald, climb the hill and then down the coastal road. On the left are the beaches of Puerto Viejo hotel, La Playita and Spa Marina Grande, all with dark brown water. Some have very good facilities that help to spend pleasant moments near the big city.


Located east of the coastal highway from Catia La Mar, Hotel Puerto Viejo offers a small beach 70 mx 10 m. Very cozy, with white sand and coconut trees planted calm waters with no waves due to protection offered by the Navy Pier Hotel, Puerto Viejo beach also offers great facilities such as chairs and parasols, a swimming pool , a tavern, restaurant, a marina and a secure parking. The public can enjoy the beach with an input of Bs 20,000 per person. It is a well kept, clean and safe, peaceful environment which is ideal for young children.


Hotel next to the Puerto Viejo and an area of 100 mx 15 m, this white sand beach at the end of a bay facing the North, which leads to a heavy swell. Has no vegetation, but some churuatas available to visitors. It is surrounded by commercial establishments, primarily restaurants, and have a small, unattended shared with the neighboring tavern. Is visited on weekends.


Following the road to the east, after the private club Playa Grande, is this semi-private club, open to the public on weekends, with a spa, restaurant, bar, pool and parking. The cost of entry is Bs Bs 12,500 per adult and 2,500 for children up to 12 years.


Following the coastal road that passes near the airport are several urban public beaches, very popular, busy weekends and holiday seasons. Their infrastructure, basic but functional, include a restaurant, kiosk, parking, and restrooms and showers at prices low enough (Bs 500 per person).


Favorite destination for vacationers from Caracas in the nineteenth century, Macuto large and regrettable loss suffered during the 1999 floods. Architectural and cultural pride of the city were, as the presidential residence La Guzmania or house-museum of artist Armando Reveron, were seriously affected and even disappeared. Five years later Macuto has regained much of its tourist activity, which focuses primarily on its two beaches located on the edge of the beautiful waterfront La Paloma. The origin of the word "grapevine" is a contraction of the name of the famous Indian chief Guaicamacuto.


Urban beaches Macuto A and B are in the pedestrian area of town. From the main coastal road you can reach them through Macuto towards the sea, reaching a beautiful avenue lined with Uveros that awakens nostalgia of bygone days. Beaches, 100 m X 15 m each, are separated by artificial breakwaters, which have eliminated almost entirely waves. Although lack of restrooms and parking nearby, offering many services, including restaurants and snack bars, bed sheets, horse riding and beach goods sales.


Before the 1999 floods, the spa Camurí Chico was the busiest in the area. With the intention of rescuing, at the beginning of 2004 the State Government established an accelerated and effective reconstruction. Were fitted several different beaches waves, rose a beautiful teak decks, where you will find restaurants, showers and toilets, and built walkways throughout the resort, and a large private car park. The beaches, crescent shaped and has an area of approximately 100 m X 15 m, lack of vegetation and provide a dark blue sea which confirms the depth of its waters. They are popular on busy beaches during the weekends, due to its proximity to the road have little privacy. Offer rental services awnings and chairs.


Located two minutes east of Paseo del Mar. coastal park Beside each other, have identical topography: a long coastline of white sand (350 m X 20 m) with moderate waves and deep water. Both are well maintained and equipped with tourist facilities such as kiosks, rent chairs and umbrellas, and parking. However, the spa Ali Baba has no health or showers, but Mansa Beach offers all the amenities. They are very crowded on weekends.


As the coastal road to the east, one arrives at Caraballeda, town founded in 1567 under the name of Our Lady of Caraballeda by Spanish conquistador Diego de Lozada, who also founded Caracas. Before the tragedy of 1999, the people of Caraballeda was undoubtedly the most popular beach destination for capital and most famous for the quality of its infrastructure, including golf courses, marinas and great hotels.

Currently conditions are very different to the level reached in past decades, but most of the yachts and fishing charters for Roques continue to emerge from the numerous marine Caraballeda in full operation.


This spa is located next to the terminal of buses coming from Caracas, behind the Greater Caribbean and Sheraton hotels. Leave a vehicle is the parking of these hotels and follow on foot to the police station and then take a footpath that will take you to the spa. This is a set of several beaches, separated by a breakwater, which is deployed on approximately 1 km x 50 m. They have different types of waves, calming or agitating as their orientation. This configuration produces a sort of plunge pool at sea, plains areas protected from waves that are ideal for children. Besides the many coconut trees along the resort are numerous churuatas that provide welcome shade. D Amount vendors offering food, drinks, bathing suits and other series, but has no bathrooms or showers. Despite the flaws in its maintenance and safety. It is a very popular and crowded on weekends and holidays.

Naiguatá SPA

Located in the town of Naiquatá, this large public bathing beaches in three crescent-shaped 300 m X 25 m. The sand is gray and the surf is mild to moderate thanks to the protection of a series of breakwaters. You get some fishing boats anchored at the left of the beach. It has rental service tents and chairs and if you eat in Naiquatá is a great variety of restaurants and bakeries. On weekends the beaches are very popular despite their poor cleaning.


Following the coastal road of the city of Naiguatá and just before the club Camurí Grande, is a huge beach of 800 m X 150 m. Los Angeles is straight beach with dark sand and very gentle waves. No cleaning and shade is scarce, so it is advisable to bring umbrella. It has several restaurants, snack bars and beach goods sales. There is also a guarded parking which costs Bs 2,500 per day.

Pantaleta BEACH

On leaving the club Camurí Pantaleta Grande beach is located, 500 m X 30 m. This beach is a good example of the changes suffered by the coastline after the 1999 floods, before the verge of the road and today is about 100 meters away from it. In early 2004 completely renovated multi-fuel type buildings where they settled churuatas restaurants, showers, toilets, play areas for children and even lifeguards in high season. Formerly known as a famous meeting point for surfers and body board lovers, today is more familiar environment. Despite his poor cleaning, we recommend this beach for its great waves and joyful atmosphere.


Located 15 minutes from town Naiguatá, this small and quiet beach (150 m X 15 m) has a moderate swell and depth of the water rises regularly. In addition to the inn Care, which is located at the edge of the beach and offers drinks and meals, showers and toilets with new ones. Devoid of vegetation, but are currently installing awnings for visitors. If you are seeking quiet privacy, this is the right place.


On the road towards the east, to 4 km of Care, is Anare. The beach is not visible from the village, but leaving it in the direction of Caracas you can enjoy the sight of this beautiful stretch of white sand lapped by azure waters, a hidden treasure off the coast of Vargas. It extends over 350 m X 30 m and has a moderate swell despite the wind blows strongly and regularly. The operators of the inn Villa Anare is responsible for its maintenance and offer restaurant and accommodation services. Some young coconuts soon provide the needed shade. It's a beautiful place, quiet and little known.


You can reach the eastern part of Vargas state getting out of Caracas or the coastal road but via Higuerote (Miranda State), that although it is almost entirely paved in rainy season still requires a 4 X 4. This journey along the coast is particularly beautiful, with stunning views from great heights, the coast and the beautiful capes. The beaches which are fascinating and has few known items, ideal for surfers, and the inns that are there are the highest level. In general, we must highlight the immense effort made to re-build this remote side of Vargas, which today can be considered one of the best tourist destinations.


The town of Los Caracas is at the end of the paved road from the coast. Here a large resort built in 1955 to give workers a place to vacation Venezuelans with their families. Playa Los Caracas is located at the entrance to town, taking on the left. This small beach (50 m X 5 m) of white sand and big waves, it is right beside a large green field with trees that provide shade others allow vacationers to hang their hammocks and rest. From this site the view is very wide and you can admire the audacity of the tireless surfers who have found a paradise here. Since the waves and currents are especially strong to swim in this beach you need to know swimming very well. Parking has a good safety, but has no shops or health facilities.


Fish beach is a small bay of 350 m X 75 m with gentle waves and shallow features ideal for bathers, especially children. It has a lifeguard during the weekends and a guarded parking shared with Grayman beach Bs 2,000 per day. Maintenance and no natural shade, but it gets to rent tents.

Grayman BEACH

Crescent-shaped and slightly smaller (200 m X 30 m) to its neighboring beach Fish, Grayman offers white sand lapped by turquoise waters of a sea of gentle waves and shallow. In addition to the abundant and pristine vegetation that surrounds it, the view on the ropes in the direction east is spectacular. No natural shade is achieved, but you can rent tents, also swims Bs 300, but no showers. It has two restaurants located at the entrance to serve mainly seafood and fish at reasonable prices and secure parking are Bs 2,000 the day. This beach is a true delight.


This tour is a special walk 43 km through a process of paved road that is in good condition during the dry season, but in the rainy season is recommended to use a four-wheel drive with the tank full of gasoline and if several vehicles are better.

The landscape seen from the high points of the route in very varied: wonderful views of the coast and the jungle, rivers flowing into the sea or traditional fishing villages. Despite being somewhat remote, is not considered a particularly dangerous area. It's a ride not to be missed, one of the most beautiful of Venezuela, Caracas recommended for wishing a weekend escape from the big city.


The town of Osma is situated 10 miles from Los Caracas. Osma formerly was the seashore, but had to move to a safer area because the tide rises, as during the rainy season the waters cover the ocean to make it a tiny strip. If you want to visit this beach of 200 m X 6 m, on entering the village turn left, cross the river and follow the road to the sea where you will find a gray sand littered with Uveros.

Usually, these waters are very choppy and the depth increases rapidly, which surfers enjoy happy to challenge the waves. There is no commercial infrastructure or services, but all that is needed can be found in the village.


A 19 km de Los Caracas is Oritapo, a village situated on the shores of the sea that has no tourist infrastructure. It has a small rocky beach with strong waves extending over 60 m X 10 m. If you want to enjoy the view of this beautiful beach, stop to admire it from the road.

Todasana BEACH

The people of Todasana, located 22 miles from Los Caracas, is one of the most popular with rustic vehicles Caracas. It has good hotels and two beaches. The smallest (70 m X 15 m), about 100 meters from the road and with the same name of the town, offers troubled waters that wash a coastline of sandy and rocky, dotted with Uveros and coconut. It has no tourist infrastructure, but a restaurant located at the entrance to the beach and from which enjoys a splendid view. Vehicles can park on the edge of the beach, frequented mainly by children of the town or fishermen. The other beach, closer to Todasana, called Playa Grande and is simply spectacular.


This wide beach, a jewel of the coast of Vargas, is located 1,500 meters Todasana east, and extends over 1 km X 50 m. The dazzling sunlight on the white sand which are locked spectacular giant rocks. In contrast, the dark blue sea makes the happiness of the surfers with great waves, particularly strong in the months of February and October, when the current becomes too strong, so at this time the swimmers must have great wisdom, especially when it comes to children. In this sea are shallow sandbanks about 50 meters from the shore and some reefs, which should be away in times of waves to keep the current drag it onto them. In the east the trees provide pleasant shade on the western sides are to be rented churuatas chairs (Bs 6000 on), also get some kiosks vehicles can be parked in a convenient parking. The irregular cleaning of the beach is not for nothing prevents the enjoyment of this extraordinary destination.


Before Savannah, 9 km from Urama can find this hidden beach that stretches over 250 m X 30 m, and can be reached only by four wheel drive vehicle due to poor road and small lakes you have to go through. The road leading to it is on the left before a bridge is not lost, as a little warning indicates the entrance. Nearby you can enjoy the lush vegetation with abundant mango trees. There is also a river that flows into the sea forming a freshwater lake along the beach. A rough blue waters contrast the soft white sands where you can camp in comfort and safety. The beach is well maintained by a family whose house there and serving showers, bathrooms and vehicle patrols at a price of Bs 3,000. It should be an umbrella for the little vegetation does not provide sufficient shade. Do not miss this beautiful tropical landscape.


A little off the road and up a hill with spectacular views of the sea, lies the town of La Sabana, 31 km from Los Caracas. Worth discovering this picturesque town, one of the most beautiful coastal Vargas.


To get to the beach I Softly navigate to the main square of La Sabana, turn left and follow a road in very steep slope that descends to the sea and terminating in a small parking lot unattended but in view of the beach. With 250 m X 10 m, this beach offers a generous vegetation that cools the air and a sea water filled with extremely soft waves. Cleaning is poor and lacks sanitation facilities and shops in the neighborhood, despite the extraordinary view of the beach cure any inconvenience.


Over an area of 2,500 m X 30 m, this huge beach east of La Sabana forms a bay with white sandy arc, almost immaculate, well lined with many very tall palm trees. Sometimes it has strong waves, and that's when surfers come. At the eastern end of the beach, less crowded, you can get a lot of privacy and even solitude. It has several entrances and small parking lot, not everyone watched. At the foot of the village fishermen provide fresh fish for sale, just out of the western sea. Playa El Puerto is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the sea, a jewel to be enjoyed.


Located between the towns of La Sabana and Caruao, is the small beach of La Boca, also known as El Paso. To get there take a right after the entrance of the inn Aloe Spa, just before the village of Caruao, there is a slope down to the beach just 50 m X 10 m, where the gray sand is mixed with stones brought by a river that flows to your right. After four in the afternoon a hill under the shade clothes beautiful, peaceful spot, ideal for those seeking peace. It offers no infrastructure, but has enough space to park several vehicles.


The picturesque and traditional village of Caruao is located 37 km from Caracas. And if you like goat cheese, takes this view to try one of the best in the country, occurred on a property near the town.

Caruao BEACH

Caruao Beach is located on the edge of the main road through the village, where there is a nice boardwalk. Its white sands stretch of 300 mx 30 m. Visited by the inhabitants of the place, has restrooms and showers are in satisfactory condition. You can park in front of the beach.


Last village in the eastern coastal road Vargas State, 7 km from Caruao and 43 of Los Caracas, Chuspa is probably the most developed tourist area. This town, originally only of fishermen, has a spectacular river mouth which is one of the main attractions. At holiday time, after sunset, the boardwalk along the beach turns into a party which attract locals and outsiders alike. In the center of this waterfront is displayed bust of Francisco Fajardo, founder of the town in 1555. many boats in port offer their services to carry tourists to the Caribbean beach and to various dive sites. Chuspa offers many alternatives for accommodation, restaurants and shops selling everything you need to enjoy unforgettable days of beaches.

Chuspa BEACH

Along the boardwalk and facing the west, the urban beach Chuspa (250 m X 30 m) is a small bay protected by an artificial breakwater that manages to completely eliminate the waves. The high volume of vacationers always does not affect the cleanliness of the beach that also offers all the necessary basic services: health facilities, rental of tents and chairs and food and beverage sales.


From the port of Chuspa boats can go in 10 minutes to the beach Caribbean (Miranda State) by renting a boat at a cost of Bs 6,000 per person. This remote and idyllic beach, 200 m X 20 m, is lined with palm trees and tropical vegetation. Its fine sand and crystal clear waters get a sea that hides wonderful places for diving. Maintained and very clean, also has many amenities: Churuatas, rental tents and chairs, and several food and beverage kiosks.