Carabobo state Beaches

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



IN THE coming months will be visiting and photographing these beautiful beaches

Carabobo state stands out as one of the most economically important. This region is the main seaport of Venezuela and 70% of its manufacturing industry. Located in north central Mexico, bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea, east of the state of Aragua, the state Yaracuy west and south with Guarico and Cojedes.

It has a population of approximately 2,106,264 inhabitants and has 4,650 km2, making it the third state with the lowest surface Venezuela. Among the main industrial activities include: the assembly of vehicles, the engineering industry, chemicals and petrochemicals, manufacturing of paper and alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Valencia, capital, enjoys a good civic organization and is a model of urban development, including road infrastructure.

Carabobo state is characterized by both its rich historical traditions, and tying for the beauty of its landscapes. Those aspects that make it an excellent tourist destination. The name of this state pays homage to the famous battle being waged in the so-called Carabobo field, which in turn owe their name to a creek in the area. On June 24, 1821 the patriot army under the command of Simon Bolivar defeated the royalists in the fields of Carabobo, thus sealing the Independence of Venezuela.

The indigenous voice "Carabobo" means a short trunk palm whose leaves are used to make hats.


Compared with other coastal states in the country, Carabobo not offer a large number of beaches, as only just over 73 km of coastline. However, its magnificent landscapes, crystal waters and white sand are a great option for vacationers. Although the city of Puerto Cabello several urban beaches get very crowded on weekends, it is best to leave the city, then to the east are the most beautiful beaches in the state. To get there take the highway heading "Naval Base / Beaches", drive around the huge yard Dinaica up to a vial and left to find the way to Quizandal, then continue right and find the white sand beaches that we review below.


El Palito, located off the highway down the coast of Valencia, is a small coastal town that lives mainly in the refinery. Among the many visitors it receives its urban beach (300 x 50mm), is the surfers, who enjoy defying the waves of the churning waters. For several years there have been building some tourist facilities and during holidays the government puts bathrooms and lifeguards available to visitors. There are several parking lots but not all have vigilance. If you love tranquility and cleanliness, better follow the way to another beach


It is said that the city of Puerto Cabello takes its name from the calm waters, where they could "tie up a boat with a hair." And it was surely this condition that in the sixteenth century led the Spanish to choose the place to build a large port. During the colonial Puerto Cabello grew thanks to the Guipuzcoa Company, which gave the necessary push to its development making fundamental point of trade. In this bay, last reducer Spanish in Venezuela, leaving cocoa, coffee, cotton and indigo to the Dutch islands. Today it remains the leading seaport of the country.


Located near the pier of Puerto Cabello, overlooking the marina of the city, the median urban beach (300 mx 50 m) offers white sands and waters without waves, it is protected by the breakwater of the marina. Has no tourist service, but very close to many businesses of all kinds. On weekends it becomes a very crowded beach.

Quizandal SPA

After the Military Hospital on the right and well said, is the spa Quizandal, part of the Long Island National Park. To get charged Bs 2,000 for parking and 500 for each person. The white sandy beach stretches in front of the park's islands of 400 mx 30 m. The waves are moderate, the sea is very deep and you can go swimming to the island Mouse. The spa offers awnings, bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and a huge parking lot. There is a boat service only to go to Long Island that costs Bs 5,000 per person round trip. The passage of time has been felt Quizandal, a spa built in 1966 that quickly became a hot spot.

Huequito BEACH

Before the Military Civic Club La Rosa, on the road via Patanemo, left, is the entrance of the beach of 200 mx 50 m, divided geographically into two very distinct sides. The dark part is narrow with sand planted with coconut trees that provide a delicious shade. On the east side, white sand, the beach is wider but no vegetation. The surge in moderate and the water a little cloudy. It offers good facilities such as restaurant, snack bars, toilets and secure parking.


This private resort belongs to the Military Civic Club LA Rosa. Admission is 4,000 per vehicle Bs and Bs 500 per person, and remains open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The beach, a large white sandy beach of 500 mx 30 m, is the extension, in better conditions, Huequito beach. Besides the restaurant offering breakfast and lunch, with clean bathrooms and showers to wash off the salt, as well as rental of tents and chairs. The beach has lifeguards and ample secure parking as well as the rest of the facility. But without their own vehicle on weekends ago to take this special line of taxis at the club. The beach facilities clean and in perfect condition and with all the amenities make this resort the ideal place to enjoy a few days off.

Gañango BEACH

Located in the town of Gañango via Patanemo, after the Military Civic Club La Rosa, is the public beach (300 mx 20 m) of shallow water and yet a little choppy. The beach lacks maintenance and tourist facilities are not achieved but very close parking is monitored kiosks. During the weekend influx of vacationers is great.


This town of lush natural beauty is located just minutes from the magnificent bay of the same name. Along the road down to Patanemo enjoying a special green landscape made up of a coconut grove. At the highest point, about 400 meters, completely called the region: the west side will have the view of the beaches and islands described and Mouse, Alcatraz, Santo Domingo and Long, and this the mouth of a river because Patanermo is fortunate to have such sweet water which may also be enjoyed by vacationers. In addition, the beach is surrounded by spectacular lakes and the Yapascua Bocaina, two of the secrets in store for you this splendid place. Do not forget your insect repellent, especially in rainy season.


Located at the west end of the Patanemo beach, this large brackish water lagoon is a dream setting. The secluded white sand beaches are surrounded by lush vegetation of mangroves and coconut, among others. Not provide any service. Very few people know the location that is enjoyed almost exclusively by locals only.

Patanemo BEACH

In the west, this is the last beach Carabobo state which can be reached by car. Then, if you want to go to beaches located further east, you have to take a boat or walking paths (Eden inn can arrange excursions to measure). Patanemo Bay (400 mx 50 m), surrounded by large palm trees, offers white sand washed by a wave slightly stronger than the previous beaches, as this bay is not protected by the islands. The depth of the water, showers, bathrooms, restaurants, snack bars, lifeguards and camping facilities. Admission is free during the week but on Saturdays and Sundays costs Bs 2,500. This bay is a real charm, highly recommended.


Located to the east, on the border with the state of Aragua, this bay has two access possibilities. The less expensive, a hiking path that takes about 90 minutes, the other, rent a boat that takes 20 minutes and costs between 25,000 and 30,000 Bs. The beach is protected by a reef and special offers as a beautiful turquoise lagoon of salt water, excellent for snorkeling.


The main entrance of this park located in the western section of the Serrania del Litoral, between Valencia and Puerto Cabello, is the road that passes through the viewpoint of Solano, in Puerto Cabello. With an area of 44,050 hectares, was declared a National Park in 1987. Its highest point is Mount Villalonga, to 1,830 meters. San Esteban has large and contrasting attractions: mountain forests, warm beaches, cloud forests, islands with crystal clear water, witnesses petroglyphs of ancient cultures and the Spanish Bridge, built in 1807 and symbol of the park. En route are centuries old mansions reminiscent of the prosperous era of cocoa. Among the historic sites to visit are Rincon Hondo, two hours of walking through the forest, the Spanish Road, which leads to Valencia after passing the peak of St. Jean, and the St. Stephen with its wells jumps.


Long Island, which along with Mouse Island, Alcatraz and Santo Domingo belongs to the San Esteban National Park, is the most developed tourist. To get there you can take a boat in the resort Quisandal the cost of Bs 5,000 round trip. This island has become the main area for its beautiful beaches and warm clear waters and shallow, ideal for snorkeling and diving. In the narrow white sand beach (1 km x 5 m), covered with mangroves and Uveros, you can rent some of the cabins available for vacationers. You will also find a restaurant with typical food and cool drinks. The park rangers do an excellent job of cleaning and maintenance. Stroll along the paths of the island and looked out the beautiful view of the north side (open sea). Do not miss this ride.


In Long Island you can see the remains of Sesostris, a German merchant ship whose history is very particular.

Upon the declaration of World War II some merchant ships were in the Caribbean Sea could not return to their countries. Seven Italian and German ships took refuge in Venezuela (including the Sesostri) and anchored in Puerto Cabello.

When in 1941 Roosevelt, U.S. president, ordered to seize all vessels in these circumstances, the captains were instructed not to allow it and decided to burn their ships. Ships on our shores were burned refloated and sold to foreign nations, but could not be rebuilt Sasostris and decided to take his remains to Long Island.

Today what remains of this ship has become a coral reef on a boat that hosts many marine life, a real tourist attraction also considered an ideal place to practice diving and training.


This small beach (500 mx 25 m) of strong waves and horseshoe shape is very popular with surfers. On the white sand coconut trees provide a nice natural shade. Vehicles are parked on the edge of the beach front restaurants with simple food, mainly fish. It also get showers, restrooms and rental of tents and chairs. Lifeguard during holidays and weekends. It is a nice resort place traders strive to maintain in good condition.


Located next to Palma Sol, this resort is frequented by families or tourists surfers. The beach is a great stretch of white sand (500 mx 20 m) that has similar characteristics to the neighbor, such as high waves and shallow. You can rent tents and chairs and has restrooms, showers and a lifeguard during weekends and holidays.