Zulia state Beaches

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

Zulia State Beach

IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2010 will participate in "Castilletes 2010" and take the opportunity to photograph these BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN JUST COULD Headgear 2009 Photo 2 BEACHES, THE H1 AND OF castle.

Headgear 2009 / / Headgear 2010


With its 63,100 km2, Zulia, "the beloved land of sun", is one of the largest states of Venezuela. He has more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, which include the peasants or the Wayuu, our largest indigenous population. Located northeast of the country, bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, south to the states of Tachira and Merida, on the east by the states of Falcón, Lara and Trujillo and the West with the Republic of Colombia.

This state has great geographic contrasts: the Sierra de Perija, with its high mountains, the arid Guajira lands washed by the Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo, Zulia where the rivers flow, Catatumbo and Santa Ana, among many others. Zulia particularly dynamic region, especially oil, but also for its agricultural and livestock production (the largest producer of beef and milk in the country). Its capital, Maracaibo, is a very colorful and vibrant, and "maracuchos" have always been distinguished by the sympathy and sense of humor.

The diversity and beauty of its landscapes, and cultural wealth and heritage of Zulia state, making it a center of enormous tourism potential to be developed.

Legend has it that Zulia is called the daughter of Chief Cisneros, a beautiful Indian princess who fought the Spanish to death. "Zulia" is an indigenous voice chibcha source as in western Venezuela.


Zulia state is not very verbose on beaches and no tourist infrastructure, probably because economic activity is concentrated especially in the oil. But offers some hitches places among the best in the Caribbean, as the island beach Zapata and El Caney. It is difficult to access beaches are without any type of promotion, and therefore it constitutes a true paradise for lovers of solitude and adventure.


Located at the north end of the state, in a strip of land between the Gulf of Venezuela and the Colombian border, Headgear is the most remote Zulia. The National Guard does not recommend that tourists go beyond Paraguaipoa given the existence of border problems such as smuggling and drug trafficking. But if you venture out to enjoy this beautiful landscape, you must do it with a four-wheel drive vehicle and take the first road on your right after a police post that is beyond the filu market. It is a lonely road and little frequented, so some caution is appropriate. The area is superb, arguably the most beautiful place in Zulia: kilometers of virgin beach and dunes that fall into the sea. It is possible to hire guides peasants.


On the way to the wet, about 12 minutes from Paraguaipoa, is the entrance to a paved road in good condition that leads to Caimare Chico. This beach is a strip of dark sand (500 mx 30 m), bathed in highly turbid waters because it is at the bottom of the gulf. Although the resort has all amenities (swimming pool, restrooms, showers, holiday cottages and restaurants), the site requires no maintenance and safety precautions at night.

AROUND THE wet and

The town of San Rafael de El Moján is a key location for those wishing to visit the islands. In its surroundings, taking the road to Maracaibo, you can see a great business and many restaurants serving mostly meat on a stick. Weekends vendors offering delicious milk preserves presented as tarts. Also achieved several spas. From The boats leave regularly Moján and ferries to the islands of Toas and San Carlos, but the ferry does not accept vehicles, except trucks of water and food. To go to the other islands, particularly the Zapara island, it is necessary to negotiate directly with the boaters. Another possibility is to reach the Propeller Club, the largest marina in the area, from where boats and catamarantes purposes a slightly higher price.


Located 2.5 miles south of San Carlos and 5 km from the eastern front of the wet, this island, covering an area of 3 km, is the largest in the state of Zulia. Its inhabitants live mainly from fishing and mining. Has deposits of minerals, including limestone that have enabled the industrialization of cement, and two saline: Arach and El Toro, also name of town where the boats arrive. This island has enough industrial activity and is less touristy than San Carlos

Zapara Toas and belong to a group of 15 islands that make up the island municipality Padilla, whose strategic location in the middle of the strait which links the Gulf to Lake Maracaibo, established during the colonial conquest and the construction of some strong to protect pirates and invaders.


Toas has several beaches, including The Clam Cochal, Copacabana and La Playita, all oriented to the north and an average size of approximately 250 mx 25 m. These beaches, sandy beige and dark waters and quiet, equipped with basic infrastructure such as toilets and soda fountains. It is a place to discover, with great potential for tourism so far underdeveloped.


San Carlos is one of the many islands that lie north of Zulia state, right on the border between the Gulf of Venezuela and Lake Maracaibo, hence their costs beaches offer both freshwater and saltwater, which is also a special tourist attraction. This island is the Castle of San Carlos de la Barra, a monument built in the seventeenth century whose story is told by the guides own fort. It is the most tourist area, offering quality lodgings, restaurants and a beach at the foot of the castle. The round trip from the St. Charles Moján costs Bs 4,000 per person.


In this long beach (900 mx 30 m), located north of town and overlooking the castle, the sea is flat and usually moderate waves, but sometimes the wind can blow with great intensity producing a strong waves. The western part is desert and is very nice for evening walks. You can camp on the beach and the conditions are very good, with all facilities for sale of food, sanitary facilities and rental of tents and chairs. It is the best beach in the state of Zulia.


Located at the entrance to the bay The Tablazo, Zapara has a length of 7 km. In a small paradise: a desert island almost covered by sand dunes up to 30 meters high and some coconut trees that beautify the landscape and provide welcome shade. In the north coast of the island is a reef that smooth waves. It also has the ruins of a fort built by the Spanish. It is an ideal place to spend a quiet day, but without forgetting the sunscreen and lunch. To get to and from Zapara has to hire the services of a boatman.


Located on the left side of the pier coal plant, the small beach of white sand and shallow water without waves extending over 50 mx 20 m. The tide often causes changes in the height of the sea and when the water recedes a little wells are to make the happiness of children. Churuatas coconut and protect the strong sun. It has restrooms and a parking lot near the beach that allows you to keep your vehicle secure. You have to pay an entrance fee of Bs 3,000.


Located next to Trinity Beach, the price of entry is also of Bs 3,000, but La Palmera (350 mx 40 m), is more beautiful and cleaner than its neighbor. The sand is white, the sea is flat and offers many facilities for the enjoyment of vacationers: churuatas, toilets, showers and restaurant. The park, located next to the beach allows you to monitor the vehicle.


At the end of the Palm is a dirt road that heads towards the West. If the remains, after spending Enelven beach, reserved only for employees of the company, find the three beaches that do not have many attractions.


This city, capital of Zulia state, was founded in 1529 by German Alfinger Ambrosio. Its expansion was due mainly to the discovery of oil in the early twentieth century. Maracaibo is located on the western shore of the lake of the same name, in its narrowest point, opposite the arm that connects it to the Gulf of Venezuela. It is the second largest city, and its approximately 1,200,000 inhabitants, 30% are ethnic guajira, which, according to the 1992 census, is the largest group of indigenous Venezuelans, with more than 178,000 people.

Arawak race, the peasants are called Wayuu, which means "we" or "people." In a village of sand, sun and wind, which for centuries have survived in the arid Guajira peninsula leading a nomadic life and ignoring the border between Venezuela and Colombia.


Rafael Urdaneta is the name of the bridge over Lake Maracaibo, one of the greatest pieces of engineering in the world that links the west coast to the eastern shore of the lake. It was built in five years, measures 8,678 meters and was inaugurated in 1962 by President Romulo Betancourt. It is a symbol of identity and pride for the people of Zulia.


The eastern side of Zulia state is interesting beaches. Some of them have tourist facilities and accommodation, others, such as El Caney and Quisiro, have no facilities but well worth a visit. Once in the Zonana let know the quagmire of Los Olivitos.


There are several resorts that are after the town of Palmarejo, on the eastern shore of the lake, with Maracaibo. Beaches are generally small, without waves and with a depth that increases rapidly. Some of these spas have tourist facilities such as restaurants, restrooms and parking.

Sabaneta de Palma ANCÓN

Among the peoples of Sabaneta de Palmas and Iturre Ancon (Boca del Palmar on the map) are a large number of small resorts that are on the north side and offer a calm water beaches, dark and deep. Some of them have good and complete services such as restaurant, restrooms and parking. Almost all are marked on the road.


Located west of the town of Ancon Iturre (Boca del Palmar on the map) This beautiful resort (25 mx 10 m) provides a sea flat calm and ideal for children. It has good facilities such as toilets, parking, a restaurant and some churuatas to refresh. This quiet beach is an excellent choice in the area.


Located in the town of Ancon Iturre (Boca del Palmar on the map) is long and narrow strip of sand (600 mx 8 m), is washed by a calm and shallow. It is located opposite to the dense vegetation of the swamp of Los Olivos, other attractions in the area you should not miss. No services, because the place is not very developed in terms of tourism, however it is easy to get some places to stay.

The morass of Olivitos

Located at the northeastern tip of Lake Maracaibo and with an area of 26,000 hectares, the morass of Olivitos is a wildlife refuge established in 1986. It consists of forests, mangroves, lagoons, salt marshes and beaches. Here we have counted 243 species and subspecies of terrestrial vertebrates, and is also home to many migratory birds like the flamingo (July to March, Loas Olivitos house about 20,000 flamingos, which represents more than half the population of this species in Venezuela). It also provides protection to some endangered animals such as crocodile and turtle. It will be discovered this beautiful place. In the town of Ancon Iturre (mouth of Palmar in the map) may have a point of disposal Perozo, who organizes trips to the shelter runs about five hours at a cost of approximately Bs 50,000 for the boat.

Quisiro BEACH

Located 23 km from Ancon Iturre (Boca del Palmar on the map), the people of Quisiro has a beach which is 7 miles ahead. It is a vast stretch of white sand (1 km x 25m) with a rough sea and wind stirred Debed constant. No services, so remember to carry everything you need.