Venezuela has about 2817 kilometers of Caribbean coastline plus 87 islands in the Caribbean.
The coastline begins in the Paria Peninsula. Located in the east, this is where Christopher Columbus discovered the area during his third voyage in 1498. Truly surprised by the lush vegetation and the beauty of the coast, Columbus called the area the Garden of Eden.
The Paria Peninsula later became. The Central Coast is tropical, with high mountains, rain forests and secluded towns. The Eastern Coast is semi-tropical, with few mountains, an abundance of palm beaches and semiarid islands.
The Western Coast is also semi-tropical but flat. You can enjoy the world’s best year-round bill fishing near Caracas.
Other beach-related activities such as kite, wind and body surfing, ultra-lights, wave runners, parasailing and sailing are also available at many spots. Don't forget, Venezuela is out of the hurricane season! Nature lovers will be glad to know that some major Venezuelan national parks are located along the Caribbean coastline. For instance, Henri Pittier National Park covers 266,266 acres of mountainous rainforest. Over 29,000 species of plants and 400 species of birds (some of them migratory) have been identified here.
Colonial coastal towns like Choroni and Puerto Colombia are also part of Henri Pittier. Morrocoy Park covers 79,262 acres and consists of a large bay with mangroves and canals. This park also has white palm-lined beaches and small islands called cayos (keys), surrounded by turquoise water and coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling and diving. Mochima covers 234,489 acres of semi-tropical coastal mountains and many secluded small bays, with semi-arid islands and mangroves. This park is perfect for sailing, snorkeling, diving or waterskiing.