Aragua state Beaches

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

Aragua State Beach


IN SEPTEMBER 2010 will be visiting and photographing these beautiful beaches

Travel as the third country's trade status, Aragua has an area of 7,014 km2 and has about 1,500,000 inhabitants. Is located in the north central region of Venezuela, bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the east by the states of Vargas, Miranda and Guarico, West with the states of Carabobo and Guarico and also south to the state of Guarico.

Aragua is one of the largest agricultural producers in the country and its capital, Maracay, concentrates many production units and plants. Its varied terrain can be divided into three regions: the valleys conducive to agriculture, the idyllic beaches on unsteady waters, and the Cordillera de la Costa, Henri Pittier National Park and its famous ornithological station that offers a large collection of birds the area. The North coast is a very tourist area, important source of income.

Its name, originally from Cumanagoto, Aragua River that flows through the fertile valleys. That is also called the Chaguaramas, palm swollen trunk of ornamental type.



This is a small beach located 90 mx 6m between large rocks. Taking a road passing near the Inn of The Graces, Puerto Colombia, is reached in about five minutes walk. During the period of "swell" the beach can be fully covered by the sea, which at retirement leaves the arena filled with shells and stones. As no vegetation, remember to bring umbrella and sunscreen. On this beach, too crowded and therefore ideal for people seeking tranquility, the sea is usually quite busy, ideal for swimmers.


On the same road to get to Puerto Escondido this small beach of 25 mx 10. You can also choose to take a boat in Puerto Colombia that will take you five minutes. Its characteristics are very similar to those of Puerto Escondido, just not bothered "swell."


It is a beach of 450 mx 20 m divided into three parts by Lajones giant. The contrast between the white sand and dark blue deep sea provides an extraordinary landscape. About ten meters from a rocky shore is teeming with marine life, ideal for divers and snorkelers. If you want to visit this beach should stay the pedestrian path that leads to Puerto Escondido and El Baul, or continue by boat to the west, however the latter option may be difficult, precisely because of the aforementioned rocks and the constant waves. This is a remote place, a paradise of beauty and tranquility.


Accessible only by sea, this extraordinary site is 15 minutes by boat from Puerto Colombia. The beach, 700 mx 25 m, is located at the bottom of an open bay where the river Aroa. The sand, covered with stones that the river has driven in rainy seasons, the turquoise blue sea and coconut trees and Uveros belos, give a special attraction to this place. Can be highly recommended to snorkelers because both the moderate swell like a rocky ocean, as beautiful as the beach El Diario. It's great tourism potential of this Caribbean beach could be better maintained.

Uricao BEACH

Exploring further to the west of Puerto Colombia, about 45 minutes by boat from Choroni Uricao is the beach, an idyllic bay level of 650 mx 20 m. White sands, clear turquoise sea and its numerous coconut and Uveros make an ideal landscape for a pleasant day with the kids, and a particularly attractive environment for young people, who tend to camp here for several days. Uricao topography offers the best of all beaches in the west of Aragua, but has no tourism infrastructure.

The next beach to the west is Cuyagua, which is usually comes from Ocumare.



To go to the city beach, the most popular in the region, take the main street of Puerto Colombia, cross the river and head towards the east in response to warnings that indicate exactly where it is Playa Grande. This large expanse of white sand (700 mx 50 m), bordered by tall coconut trees and a horseshoe, is washed by a fairly strong especially enjoy the surfers, who usually camp in the East. It has a good infrastructure: several restaurants, convenience stores, rental of tents and chairs, bathroom showers, lifeguard and first aid, tourist information center and vacation time policing. As for the parking lot, get a few before reaching the beach. Due to the large number of visitors, especially during high season, it is difficult to maintain the place, despite the obvious efforts of the municipality.

LA PLAYA Cieneguita

After a 20 minute walk along a path that leaves the east end of Playa Grande, this small beach is 60 mx 15 m. Covered with rocks and lined with mangroves, La Cieneguita is unique in a very gentle waves, which is due to the protection provided by a natural reef that lies just ahead. It has little vegetation and no infrastructure, but instead offers a spectacular view of Playa Grande.


Situated between La Cieneguita and Valle Seco, La Calera is reached only by sea from Puerto Colombia. The great attraction of this tiny rocky beach (20 mx 5 m) are undoubtedly its extraordinary seabeds, which features a coral reef that is close to the shore. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy here underwater flora and fauna much richer perhaps in other parts of the coast.


Accessible only by sea from Puerto Colombia, about 10 minutes before Chuao, this remote and vast white sand beach (700 mx 50 m), is a great option, especially fully protected by the wave pool created by a barrier reef located in the eastern part of the beach. This feature makes the Dry Valley an ideal place for the enjoyment of children, where you can also camp without problems provided they do not forget your umbrella and sunscreen as shade is scarce. It has only a few kiosks selling food and meals.


Land of cocoa and drums, the people of Chuao has a unique blend of flavors and cultures. In this paradise is reached only after about 25 minutes by boat from Puerto Colombia. Founded in the sixteenth century, is considered the oldest population in the state of Aragua. Cologne is famous from the production due to its excellent cocoa which is then exported to Europe. It was at this time that the Spanish brought slaves from the distant shores of atrice to work on cocoa and coffee plantations, which created over the years a fruitful cultural and racial miscegenation is its main feature. The holidays are an essential part of village life, some of which are Christian, like the Habeas Christ, others, such as drums, direct inheritance from ancestral African heritage. Chuao today lives on tourism and the production of cocoa, coffee and bananas, not to mention the collection of snake venom for the manufacture of antivenom. The view at this place can become an unforgettable experience.


Chuao stuck Village, the beach is opened in a vast and beautiful bay in a half moon that measures 800 mx 30 m. The sand is white and the dark water, because the river that empties into the east side, near the town pier. Chuao Many families have a kiosk on the beach where they sell local food, and drink cocoa. This beach also has restrooms. This is a charming place in low season is a real haven of tranquility.


Last resort and commercial center of the east coast of Aragua state, the people of Cepe is located in the Park Henri Pittier. Is reached only by sea, taking a boat that takes 45 minutes from Puerto Colombia. Its beach of white sands lapped by a magnificent blue color, extending about 700 mx 30 m. It is an ideal place for surfers because of the large waves. The contrast between the forest, sand and sea produces a mixture of colors to match. Cepe beach with kiosks and toilets, and if you want to spend the night can find lodging in town.


This small or very quiet beach 30 mx 5 m, within walking distance. It is located in the western part of Cepe and has the same name of another beach located on the eastern coast of Aragua, mentioned above. Its powerful waves, which form a narrow path between a rock row, offer an incredible show not to be missed, since it is the best evidence of the extraordinary force of the sea. Only good swimmers can try to enjoy the water.


Located 30 minutes from Puerto Escondido and 20 from Puerto Maya, this magnificent bay of calm waters and extends about 600 mx 30 m. Right there is a river where you can cool sliding down his slide natural freshwater. Although lush vegetation provides a pleasant shade, should be all you need, it does not have any type of service. This dream site is very appreciated by divers.


In this second part of the Aragua state beaches will get broad and diverse options, including several urban beaches that have the most complete tourist infrastructure provision, such as the famous beaches of Cata. Another possibility is the less frequented sites such as the Swamp, one of the most beautiful bays in which Venezuela agreed and calm clear sea, the clear and fine sand and dense vegetation.

To get a locality near the regional highway to take the center to exit El Limón, which is one of the entrances to Maracay, and then go straight, you'll soon find the first signs of Ocumare. Ocumare leave to go to the coast is easy and is well marked, the road is wider and is in better condition than the road to Choroní. In general this region is less developed tourist that part of Chironi and Puerto Colombia.


It owes its name to a chieftain of the tribe called Maracay Aragua, which means "tiger." He is known as the "garden city" due to their large, beautiful flower gardens. During the rule of Juan Vicente Gómez followed major urban and economic transformations that made this city one of the capitals of the area are agriculture and industry.


20 minutes from Maracay, Rancho Grande was built to host a hotel. Then, when creating the Rancho Grande National Park (now Henri Pittier), the building became a biological station and broadcast center for scientific studies of the biological diversity of the region. His large collection of animal and plant specimens is also a major tourist attraction.


The town of Ocumare de la Costa is located 45 km from Maracay, in a mountainous region 5 km from the coast. This is the most important town on this side of the coast and part of the municipality of the same name, where beaches are as famous as Cuyagua, Cata Bay and La Cienega.

Cuyagua BEACH

The Coast Road leads smoothly to the edge of Cuyagua, one of the most famous surfing beaches of Venezuela and the most frequented by young lovers of extreme sports. Unlike other beaches, there is a bay: a long ocean beach of 1 km x 60 m, with many coconut trees providing shade also used to hang the hammocks of surfers, because Cuyagua has become a " spot of surfing, because it is an absolutely unprotected from the waves, so that the giant waves reach the shore. There is secure parking so people park on the beach. Some restaurants are open on weekends until late in the afternoon to offer local food at low price. Although a large number of overnight tourists in the place, has no toilets or showers, but instead there is a river that flows into the beach and largely overcomes the lack of such facilities.


To appreciate the magnitude and beauty of this bay is recommended that before you get to stand on the road and spend a good time to contemplate the spectacular scenery and unforgettable. This vast urban bay 800 x 35 m, lined with palm trees and tall buildings, it offers white sand, and often moderate swell. It has great attraction as a wide choice of restaurants and cafes, umbrellas and chairs hire, sales of goods beach, lifeguard services, banana boat rides or boat and along the beach, a large parking lot guarded to Bs 3000 per day. Cata also has a camping area with toilets and a boat dock. The atmosphere of this beautiful bay is especially friendly and cheerful.


This beach can be reached by sea or taking a path that goes walking from the East Bay Wine Tasting. With a size of calm crystal waters, due to its southwest. It is very quiet and not crowded. It has no vegetation or with tourist infrastructure, but instead gives you peace, privacy and its very special charm.


This small spring is located 4 km from locality near, just before arriving in El Playon. From here you can trade travel to almost every beach in Aragua state, but also for Patanemo Bay in Carabobo. La Boca has grocery stores, parking and a National Guard post.


Long before the arrival of the conquistadores, Venezuela cacao is grown. Whereas Europeans as an unknown species with low energy properties and exquisite taste, the fruit begins to awaken the interest of the old continent in the sixteenth century, which definitely gives a boost to local production. At the beginning of XVII our lands produce 90% of cocoa in the world and were the largest exporter. Although current production in many different areas of the country represents only 5% of the world, continues to maintain its high quality, a fact acknowledged by international experts and why is trading at very high prices. With this extraordinary raw material, which is mainly used to make chocolate, prepare a variety of delicious locally finished products such as bags of various tropical flavors chocolate, cocoa liquor, etc., All for sale in villages Ocumare, Puerto Colombia and Choroní. Cocoa is another treasure of rich Venezuelan coast, the fruit of authentic local flavor.


Lined with coconut trees, this urban beach (100 x 40) of dark sand and very gentle waves, lies behind the tip of the pier at La Boca. The small bay where it is located is the site of anchorage of fishing boats in the area. It has no tourist infrastructure.


Located in the town of Ocumare, this beach city of 700 mx 40 m, is divided into three sections: A, B and C. It consists of dark sand slopes facing the sea and protected by a breakwater, which protects also from the strong waves. Devoid of vegetation and water are not very deep. The three sectors are healthcare, rent tents and chairs, camping opportunities and services, lifeguards in season. Vehicles can park along the coastal road. Extremely crowded on weekends, is very lonely the rest of the time.


The name of this beach, located at the western end Ocumare Bay, is due to an ancient monastery located here, which is currently under renovation to be converted into a health center. Not suitable for the time for conventional vacation because of work that is done, the beach has great tourism potential and is highly recommended for surfers because of its huge waves.


Unspoilt and located about seven minutes by boat from La Boca, Maya Beach is a beautiful and remote deep bay of 700 mx 20 m enjoying a moderate swell. A true delight of tranquility and beauty of the mountain where the vegetation reaches the shore to find a narrow strip of pristine white sand. From there you can explore a valley of lush vegetation that contrasts with the coastal landscape. As it has no tourist infrastructure, it is necessary to carry everything you need, including sunscreen and umbrella. It is particularly recommended for those wishing to spend one or more days in a natural paradise as far from civilization, it is also possible to stay overnight.


At the western end of Aragua state, just before Turiamo and 15 minutes by boat from La Boca, you get the spectacular bay of La Cienaga, paradisiacal refuge variety of sea birds that extends over 1 km x 500 m. This is an area formed by a main mouth water, followed by several channels and small bays fully protected from the sea. Offers a series of small beaches with mangroves, sand and crystal clear waters, beaches are no waves and shallow, ideal for the enjoyment of children. In the swamp is getting a few private things built in the past, because today the building is prohibited under the care of the environment. Are normal private boats and yachts coming to anchor in this lovely place just breathes serenity and beauty.


Generally clean and low volume of visitors, the beaches of this area, which was isolated for a long time in the absence of roads, are particularly popular among diving enthusiasts and fishing. There are only two taverns.


To get to this wonderful and remote place, there are two options. The first would be through Colonia Tovar, a town which is reached after passing through the Junquito. Right in the arch marking the entrance to Colonia Tovar is a service station where we recommend putting your car full of gasoline. A 58 km away, down a winding road that runs through the sea, you come to Puerto Cruz. If you have a four-wheel drive, 100 meters before reaching the beach, on the left, take a mountain road that ends at Puerto Maya after traveling just 15 km. But if it has a rustic, leave your vehicle parked in Puerto Cruz and hire a boat in 20 minutes to drive to Puerto Maya.

The second possibility is taking the route Chichiriviche Coast (location to be reviewed in the issue for the state of Vargas), then follow the coast road to Puerto Cruz enjoying a truly spectacular sight. In this case it is essential to have a four wheel drive vehicle, because it is a very strong road descents and ascents.


Located at the foot of the Cordillera de la Costa, between sea and mountains, the charming village of Puerto Maya marks the beginning of Aragua. Most of its population, gay friendly, is descended from African slaves brought to this land to grow cocoa. Its economy is mainly focused on tourism and fishing.

Mayito BEACH

Halfway between Puerto Cruz and Puerto Maya Beach is Mayita. This is a small beach 60 x 20 m with white sands that contrast sharply with the dark blue of deep water. It is well known to divers because it saves a marine flora and fauna especially beautiful and very well preserved, which highlights an extraordinary garden that gets Gorgona down a slope 15 meters underwater. It has no infrastructure and is not very crowded.


The spectacular bay of Puerto Maya is surrounded by mountains and rocks that pave the way to the sea, which provides its deep dark blue. The beach, which stretches over 200 mx 30 m, is a strip of white sand washed by a crystal completely. In the eastern part flows a river that creates a fresh water pond, ideal for children and fishermen anchor their boats there. The beach is generally clean, but in high season vacationers volume beyond its capacity maintenance. Offers services such as restaurants, rent chairs and umbrellas and camping facilities in the sand under the shade of coconut trees. The parking lot is not secure, but the cars look from the beach.


From the Caribbean coast to the Cordillera de la Costa, the National Park, central reference increasingly concerned Aragua state, extends over 107,800 hectares. It was the first park created in the country on February 13, 1937 under the name of Rancho Grande. Later, in 1953, Henri Pittier was named after the founder of the national park system in Venezuela, who devoted years of study to the unique flora and fauna. It gathers more than 500 kinds of birds and many other vertebrate species, besides the great diversity of its lush vegetation, including mangrove swamp bay Ocumare and Tourism.


The beaches of the state, near the Henri Pittier National Park, offer tourists extraordinary landscapes and multiple options. Puerto Colombia The area has beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, accessible only by sea, where you can get very quiet and possibilities of Pernot. It is a protected coastal reefs subside the waves usually strong in this sector of the coast. It is populated by abundant coral fauna and flora that provide good opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling. Ocumare region of the coast offers beaches urban areas, which mostly can be reached by road. There are some beaches with tourist facilities that attract many vacationers. Coves and bays that lie west of Ocumare are beautiful and peaceful, unspoilt places. The coast of Aragua is distinguished by its luxurious landscape and a particular population that shows a rich mixture of cultures. You can not miss.


To reach the coast of Aragua, whose most famous tourist destination is the village of Choroní, you take the motorway exit center and then to Maracay, then it must cross all the Las Delicias, pass the zoo and continue until the Castaño. From there the road begins to rise, completely through Henri Pittier Park, reaching a height of 1,700 meters, and reaches the sea at Puerto Colombia, via Choroní. The road is quite narrow with many curves and foggy at its highest point, so it is advisable to make the journey by day, especially for those visiting the area for the first time, which also allows you to enjoy the dense and exotic Henri Pittier vegetation.


The people of Choroní, who first called Santa Clara of Assisi and then Santa Clara Valley Choroní, was founded in 1616. Located very near the coast, this town proudly displays vestiges of the colonial period still well preserved old houses and lovely streets. Around the Plaza Bolivar you can see the church of St. Agnes and the house of Mother Mary of St. Joseph, first beat Venezuela.


Ten minutes from Choroní, Puerto Colombia is a beautiful coastal town that has retained its colonial architecture. Offers numerous lodging options and restaurants of very good standard. Many nights the boardwalk becomes a party where the characteristic rhythm of the drums starts dancing Coast residents and outsiders. From its quaint and colorful fishing port can take the boats heading to numerous beautiful beaches, all popular among domestic tourists, and also among foreigners, it should be noted the large number of the latter in the area. Rates vary depending on the number of passengers and distance traveled. This area of coast is characterized by a relatively strong waves and a depth that increases with speed. The vast majority of gift virgin beaches, isolated and without any infrastructure, so some visitors choose to camp on Aroa Beach or Uricao.