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The Dunes of Coro National Park, also known as Médanos de Coro, is one of the most unique natural wonders in Venezuela. Characterized by extensive sand dunes that span across 91,280 hectares, the park offers thrilling adventures and picturesque vistas to its visitors.

History of Dunes of Coro National Park

The spectacular dunes were declared a national park in 1974 to protect their fragile ecosystem and the diversity of species living there. The dunes are part of Falcon State, a region known for its shifting landscapes due to the wind, resulting in an otherworldly scenery.

How to Get There

The park is easily accessible from the city of Coro, the capital of Falcon State. Visitors can embark on a 20-minute drive or hire a taxi from the city center. Buses are also available from most major cities in Venezuela to Coro.

List of Attractions

  • The remarkable giant sand dunes
  • Spectacular sunrises and sunsets
  • Opportunity for sandboarding and dune hiking
  • Nearby colonial city of Coro to explore historical sites
  • Animal sightings, including goats, foxes and numerous bird species

Ticket Information

Entrance to the park is free of charge, making it easily accessible to both locals and tourists. No advanced booking is required to visit.

Tips for Visiting

  • Wear comfortable shoes as the sand can heat up during the day
  • Bring plenty of water and sunscreen as temperatures can get quite high
  • Visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon for cooler temperatures and stunning views
  • Bring a hat or cap to protect against the sun and wind
  • Respect the park’s rules and maintain cleanliness to preserve the ecosystem.

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