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The larger western part of Venezuela’s 2,800 km (1,700 mi) long coastline in the north borders the Caribbean Sea, and in the northeast the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Much of Venezuela's Caribbean coastline is completely undeveloped and in its natural state: pearl white through to burnt gold soft sand beaches are closely backed by coconut groves and steep lumpy hills swathed in tropical vegetation. It offers holidays for visitors with a wealth of choice, with everything from tiny family posadas in unspoilt villages to large Caribbean resort hotels. Here you'll find the door opens to some of the best Latin American beach holidays available.
The large Paria Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Paria) in Sucre State, separates the Gulf of Paria and Caribbean Sea. Península de Paria National Park (37,500 ha) is located on the peninsula as well as parts of the Turuépano National Park (70,000 ha) in the southwest.
The highest mountain is Cerro el Humo (1374 m). Densely forested hills along the shoreline are dotted with a succession of virtually deserted beaches that are some of the most captivating in the Caribbean like Playa Medina, Playa Pui-Pui, Playa Chaguarama de Sotillo, Playa Cangua and Cabo Tres Puntas.
Sheltered by headlands, the best beaches are long bays of warm yellow sand, backed by groves of coconut palm. it’s an area untouched by tourism, with a friendly rural population raising buffalo or exotic fruits, living in flowery villages and small colonial fishing ports. In the south of the peninsula there are swampy savannah. Cities: Carúpano, Río Caribe, El Pilar, Tunapuy, Irapa, Güiria.
Mochima National Park
Mochima National Park is located in the States of Anzoátegui and Sucre (state), on the northeastern coast of Venezuela. The park covers 94,935 hectares (949 km²) and is made up of an exclusively marine area in its western sector (Anzoátegui State), a coastal marine area that includes the Gulf of Santa Fé and Mochima Bay, and a mountainous area that covers the Turimiquire Dam watershed (Sucre State). Mochima Park was created to protect the montane forests of the Turimiquire Range and the country's eastern Caribbean Sea marine landscapes, which are exceptionally beautiful. Named after the town of Mochima, it is one of a number of national parks along Venezuela's northeast Caribbean coastline.
Created in 1973 it was the second marine park in Venezuela and encompasses the entire shoreline between Puerto La Cruz and Cumaná plus 32 islands just offshore. This coast is a mountainous zone with beaches, gulfs and inlets of extraordinary beauty. Because of various micro-climates, some areas have gigantic cliffs nearly devoid of vegetation dropping into the water while others are lush with jungle vegetation and sandy beaches. Many small towns have sprung up along the 50 km between the cities on either side (Puerto La Cruz and Cumaná).
Year-round temperatures range between 22 and 28 °C. Coastal climate has high temperatures and constant trade winds from November until May, while it is a bit cooler with more humidity from June to October. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mochima
Morrocoy National Park
Morrocoy National Park is located in the easternmost coast of Falcón state and northwestern of Golfo Triste, in the west central Venezuelan coast, near the towns of Boca de Aroa, Tucacas, Sanare, Chichiriviche, Flamenco and Tocuyo de la Costa, and consists of 32,090 acres (320.9 km²). The park extends both terrestrial and aquatic areas of Golfo Triste. There are thousands of mangrove islands in a calm shallow sea, many with slivers of white or golden sand, others with larger white, soft sand beaches with a few low key services.
Access: From Caracas, take the Central Regional Highway to past the dealer Guacara (approximately 140 km). Variant is taken by highway via Yagua to Puerto Cabello. Arriving at El Palito take the highway to Puerto Cabello in Morón address. In the Morón dealer take the highway Morón-Tucacas and after traveling 40 km you will reach the entrance to the Morrocoy National Park.