In an area populated since the 17th century, this destination combines the colonial past with the benefits of modern life like almost no other place in Venezuela. In the middle of its cobbled or asphalt streets, the square with its church and its old houses stand firm and proud, perhaps as much as its inhabitants who with a full chest, know themselves as heirs of cocoa, one of the best in the country. At the foot of the town, you find Playa Grande with its two kilometers long with clear waters and moderate waves. For this reason, when you stay at any of the inns of the place, it will allow you to get there on foot and choose the various gastronomic options. On the shore, there is also Puerto Colombia that offers boats to some beaches with exclusive maritime access, as happens in the paradisiacal beaches of Falcón state.
With architecture dating from the late eighteenth century, this area was a frequent site for those who used the port. The Fortín Solano and the Castillo San Felipe are still preserved from this period, as well as the Casa Guipuzcoana and the Cathedral. If you stay in the city of Puerto Cabello, you will find a variety of hotels and inns, and at the end of the afternoon you can walk along the boardwalk built in 1950, where you can enjoy the view at sunset. Although you find spas at the foot of the city, we recommend you go to La Rosa and Quizandal beaches, with private services that ensure parking, surveillance, lifeguards, restaurants, showers, clean sands with caneyes and awnings. You can also get to know the town if you go to Falcón.
To the north of Sucre state is a fishing town founded in 1647 that still preserves in its streets the colorful style of colonial architecture from the early nineteenth century. The urban center is the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, patron saint of the place, which was completed in 1717, but has some recent monuments such as Plaza Bolívar (1930) and the Monument to Christ the King (1956) on top of a hill from where you have a panoramic view of the area. It has a beach with clear waters at the foot of the town, and several lodging options. It is also the closest urban center if you want to visit Playa Medina and Playa PuiPui, considered the best tourist options in the area that you can reach, by car, in just 20 minutes. One of the attractions of Río Caribe is that it has a 300-meter boardwalk from where you can enjoy a pleasant walk at sunset.
These destinations are ideal for curious travelers interested in sharing with the Venezuelan men and women who give life to each place. In each region, you can discover local traditions, gastronomy and different ways of seeing the world. Although as Venezuelans we believe that there is a common idiosyncrasy, the truth is that visiting these towns you discover the diversity within the great unity. Here, luck is also giving yourself the opportunity to walk through the streets and discover the simple life of the interior of a wonderful country.
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