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Mochima National Park

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Address: between Puerto La Cruz and Cumana, Venezuela

Created to protect forests in the Turmiquire mountain range, Mochima...

Created to protect forests in the Turmiquire mountain range, Mochima National Park is a gorgeous refuge that comprises coastal and mountainous areas.

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Mochima National park is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. Once you take a boat to one of the small islands, you find yourself in paradise. Beautiful turquoise... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Mochima National park is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. Once you take a boat to one of the small islands, you find yourself in paradise. Beautiful turquoise water, white sand beach, and tranquility. I had the opportunity to visit Mochima many times between 2004 and 2008 and every time our boat was surrounded by dolphins at... More 

Thank Verobedouin
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We went to Santa Fe town and took a peñero to visit al beaches in the park and see the Dolphins. My son and daughter were exited about all the fish and dolphins they really saw at the end of the trip. The water was green, clear and warm. I recommend you to visit Playa Caracas the most beautiful beach... More 

Thank Alex S
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

I only visited Mochima for one day/2 nights and found the national park dead average and the town of Mochima to be very unappealing. I didn't find the beaches here were able to come close to matching those in other places along the coast in Venezuela, particularly in nearby Rio Caribe which has the beautiful Playa Medina and a much... More 

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el paso
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I have family members living in puerto la cruz and go there once a year; granted I wouldn't go to this area just to visit the Mochima national park ( a stretch of small islands and coastal beaches ) as the area has become somewhat dangerous with armed bandits. but if u are there then definitely rent a boat and... More 

1 Thank ElPasoMaker
Porlamar, Venezuela
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Mochima is a marine national park full of tiny islands reminiscent of Phi Phi, Thailand. There are at least 40 great dive sites including 3 wreaks all within a 30 or 40 minute boat ride from Puerto La Cruz. The best months in terms of water temp and visibility are june - nov. Apart from the coral reefs teeming with... More 

8 Thank Seanrockero
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

im from ireland and when i arrived in mochima i was glad as i had just left caropina and it was rought as hell .i stay in a rented house and it was great but after you have took all the boat rides and seen the beaches it was boring .theres no nighr life to talk about and the peope... More 

Thank chicken66
Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Even if visibility was not great on our second day at this park, it offers amazing diving locations and very nice beaches for non divers. In particular i recommend Puinare beach and the late night party of El Faro beach.

1 Thank Takhis
South America
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

The village Mochima is a good base for the Mochima National Park (the website www.mochima.org (in Spanish) is about the national park rather than the village), if you stay here we can recommend Posada Girasol (see tripadvisor too). The village lies on a beautiful, huge and calm (!) laguna that is perfect for canoeing, make sure the little dive an... More 

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