Mochima National Park or Parque Nacional Mochima is a
massive protected area in the Sucre State in in the North Venezuela. It
covers a total area of over 949 sq km that covers shoreline biosphere
between Puerto La Cruz and Cumaná as well as 32 islands offshore. You can visit islands of Mochima National Park by
taking a boat from Puerto La Cruz for a total price of 80 Bolivar
fuerte. Major islands include Arapito, Chimana Granda, Monos and las
Borrachas and many others. They are covered by untouched pristine
forests and coral reefs just off shore. You can spend a day relaxing on
a private quiet beaches or do some snorkeling and scuba diving. If you
want to spend more time in Mochima National Park you can also spend a night
on a shore. Camping permit is only 10 Bolivar fuerte per night per
The Mochima National Park is located between
latitudes 10 ° 9'50 ″ and 10 ° 26'0 ″ North and longitudes 64 °
13'20 ″ and 64 ° 47'32 ″ West between the cities of Puerto La Cruz
and Cumaná. It has an area of 94,935 hectares, 1 of which 52% is
It is constituted by a group of islands that
contain scenarios of bays, cliffs, gulfs, deep water coasts, white
sand beaches, coral reefs, islands and islets and inlets, as well as
mountainous areas of leafy vegetation cover.
climate of the Mochima National Park is semi-arid. The climate is
coastal with temperatures ranging between 22 ° C and 28 ° C, and has
A dry season that runs from January to May, with
an average rainfall of 3.5 mm / month. A rainy season between
June and December, with an average rainfall of 60-70 mm / month.
Flora In the park there is a variety of
vegetation, where cacti, shrubs, ferns and orchids predominate,
finding larger trees in the highest area of the park.
Wildlife The fauna is also very rich in species: Birds, sea
turtles and other reptiles such as iguanas, black lizards, snakes
predominate, as well as a great diversity of fish. The most notable
mammals are: the common dolphin, herring whale, caramerudo deer,
cachicamos, barnacles, rabbits, jaguars, foxes and capuchin monkeys.
You can see birds like seagulls, pelicans, paraulatas, pigeons,
guacharacas and conotos.