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NATIONAL PARKS OF VENEZUELA

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Venezuela. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Venezuela's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Venezuela include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Venezuela.

 

National Parks of Venezuela

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of the country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru and Ethiopia.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in ha

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Aguaro-Guariquito

National Park

585,750

IV

59.563946

18.972225

Alto Orinoco-Casiquiare

Biosphere Reserve (National)

8,400,000

IV

59.489993

17.476917

Archipiélago Los Roques

National Park

221,120

IV

62.95568

18.4517

Area Metropolitana de Caracas

Protective Zone

84,300

IV

59.193265

16.305224

Barquisimeto

Protective Zone

46,273

II

59.189913

18.842067

Canaima

National Park

3,000,000

IV

62.821273

18.331856

Caño Guaritico

Wildlife Refuge

9,300

IV

60.401483

18.62631

Caparo

Forest Reserve

181,143

63.275203

12.478374

Cerro Autana

Natural Monument

30

59.46162

16.55567

Cerro El Copey

National Park

7,130

III

62.579944

17.926735

Cerro El Volcán

Protective Zone

554

VI

59.147258

18.653822

Cerro Platillón

Natural Monument

8,000

IV

59.459259

17.506358

Cerro Santa Ana

Natural Monument

1,900

VI

63.744107

20.312001

Cerro Saroche

National Park

32,294

67.488227

21.687741

Cerros Matasiete y Guayamurí

Natural Monument

1,672

IV

63.704861

20.936055

Chorrera de las González

Natural Monument

126

IV

63.309335

12.544739

Chorro el Indio

National Park

16,000

V

67.424995

22.52044

Ciénaga Los Olivitos

Wildlife Refuge

25,723

VI

60.264584

18.398011

Ciénagas de Juan Manuel, Aguas Blancas y Negras

Wildlife Reserve

71,500

IV

59.667236

17.386712

Ciénagas del Catatumbo

National Park

269,400

III

66.92898

20.160052

Cinaruco-Capanaparo

National Park

584,368

66.966496

21.542948

Cuare

Wildlife Refuge

11,825

IV

60.165293

18.552456

Cuenca Alta de los Ríos Maticora y Cocuiza

Protective Zone

241,500

59.146831

18.66958

Cuenca Alta del Río Cojedes

Protective Zone

276,000

59.144427

18.672142

Cuenca Alta del Río Tocuyo

Protective Zone

141,600

68.369209

18.790299

Cuenca Alta y Media del Río Machengo

Protective Zone

113,000

Ia

68.035418

21.750613

Cuenca Alta y Media del Río Orituco

Protective Zone

43,000

III

67.686664

21.646167

Cuenca del Río Guárico

Protective Zone

40,207

IV

59.142793

18.667066

Cuencas Alta y Media del Río Pao

Protective Zone

68,000

Ib

59.086953

18.649635

Cueva de la Quebrada del Toro

National Park

8,500

Ia

66.03816

16.060062

De la Tortuga Arrau

Wildlife Refuge

17,431

Ia

60.130656

16.770773

Delta del Orinoco

Biosphere Reserve (National)

876,500

IV

59.486685

16.739924

Dinira

National Park

42,000

Ia

65.756625

23.604337

Distrito Guaicaipuro

Protective Zone

560

IV

59.069861

16.978673

Duida-Marahuaca

National Park

210,000

65.696223

22.724638

El Avila

National Park

85,192

60.639004

17.962729

El Caura

Forest Reserve

5,134,000

63.196909

18.964521

El Cigarrón

Protective Zone

45,230

59.428952

19.209926

El Dorado - Tumeremo

Forest Plot

78,993

IV

59.483564

16.741953

El Frío (C.V.G.)

Forest Plot

65,000

IV

59.459577

17.503174

El Guácharo

National Park

62,700

60.549324

18.056058

El Tamá

National Park

139,000

60.5386

18.056041

Escalante-Onia-Mucujepe

Protective Zone

101,125

59.41964

19.214845

Estero de Chiriguare

Wildlife Refuge

32,169

60.130685

18.7496

Formaciones de Tepuyes

Natural Monument

1,750,000

63.305164

13.653764

Fundo Flamerich

Forest Plot

19,196

59.455649

17.276189

Guaramacal

National Park

21,000

60.452488

18.583861

Guarapiche

Forest Reserve

370,000

63.110509

14.521823

Guatopo

National Park

122,464

60.428454

18.828406

Henri Pittier

National Park

107,000

60.429747

18.592994

Imataca

Forest Reserve

3,203,250

59.455185

17.28621

Jaua Sarisariñama

National Park

330,000

60.418976

18.275732

La Marichí

Protective Zone

2,000

59.426174

18.832181

La Mariposa

Protective Zone

2,810

59.425409

18.832255

La Paragua

Forest Reserve

782,000

59.447444

19.237731

La Pereza

Protective Zone

330

59.398738

17.410347

La Tortuga Arrau

Protective Zone

9,856

59.289727

15.269713

Laguna de Boca de Caño

Wildlife Refuge

453

59.668843

17.724557

Laguna de la Danta

Protective Zone

2,203

59.27779

19.073489

Laguna de la Restinga

National Park

18,862

60.416811

18.663386

Laguna de las Marites

Natural Monument

3,674

63.282892

12.448763

Laguna de Tacarigua

National Park

39,100

65.635154

23.07033

Laguna de Urao

Natural Monument

29

63.285397

19.179417

Las González

Protective Zone

11,220

59.223628

18.076906

Litoral Central

Protective Zone

35,723

59.18546

18.858175

Loma de León

Natural Monument

7,275

63.237089

14.63462

Macarao

National Park

15,000

65.569609

18.119348

Macizo Montañoso del Turimiquire

Protective Zone

540,000

59.186648

18.849817

Maracaibo

Protective Zone

20,800

59.147463

18.650516

Margen Izquierdo del Río Masparro

Protective Zone

5,000

IV

59.147112

18.670531

María Lionza

Natural Monument

11,712

63.101299

14.526549

Mariusa

National Park

265,000

IV

65.580847

23.826244

Médanos de Coro

National Park

91,280

65.480818

22.754123

Mochima

National Park

94,935

65.364318

22.441518

Morrocoy

National Park

32,090

65.361342

21.757638

Morros de Macaira

Natural Monument

99

63.017194

18.692853

Morros de San Juan (Arístides Rojas)

Natural Monument

2,755

59.527461

16.961566

Mucujún

Protective Zone

19,450

59.143907

18.670645

Paisolandia

Forest Plot

8,101

59.454854

17.847665

Páramos del Batallón y La Negra

National Park

95,200

IV

65.252436

21.714205

Parima-Tapirapecó

National Park

3,420,000

64.71656

21.050663

Península de Paria

National Park

37,500

60.371917

18.803152

Perijá

National Park

295,288

60.297608

18.858243

Piedemonte Norte de la Cordillera Andina

Protective Zone

431,727

59.143949

18.669488

Región Lago de Maracaibo, Sierra de Perijá

Protective Zone

244,125

59.143546

18.668316

Río Albarregas

Protective Zone

11,233

59.055552

16.87147

Río Capaz

Protective Zone

45,700

III

59.05205

16.747348

Río Chuspita

Protective Zone

5,642

59.049518

16.857364

Río Parguaza

Forest Plot

65,700

III

63.688915

16.889428

Río Tocuyo

Forest Reserve

47,640

III

59.412807

19.471312

Río Torbes y sus Alrededores

Protective Zone

12,000

III

59.041431

16.855428

Ríos Guanare, Boconó, Tucupido, La Yuca y Masparro

Protective Zone

400,000

III

59.034467

16.936826

Rubio

Protective Zone

23,760

III

59.03396

16.749629

Sabanas de Anaro

Wildlife Reserve

16,331

II

59.622718

18.770703

San Antonio - Ureña

Protective Zone

6,223

II

59.030153

16.955851

San Camilo

Forest Reserve

110,000

59.405937

17.409341

San Cristóbal

Protective Zone

10,000

III

59.02516

16.771691

San Esteban

National Park

43,500

60.297338

15.163262

San Pedro

Forest Plot

757,400

III

63.313847

12.143947

San Rafael de Guasare

Protective Zone

302,000

67.650086

21.039194

Santa Marta

Forest Plot

38,516

63.298396

18.81763

Sector Caño Blanco (Bombonera)

Forest Plot

20,000

III

63.297803

13.874586

Serranía de la Neblina

National Park

1,360,000

III

60.264686

18.392647

Serranía de San Luis

Protective Zone

86,000

IV

67.638922

22.437813

Sierra de Aroa

Protective Zone

113,000

67.646499

21.05197

Sierra de Bobare

Protective Zone

140,000

67.365981

22.284928

Sierra de la Culata

National Park

200,400

V

60.124876

15.040979

Sierra de Nirgua

Protective Zone

146,590

66.961347

21.570106

Sierra de San Luis

National Park

20,000

59.703295

19.236917

Sierra Nevada

National Park

276,446

III

59.694534

18.887463

Sipapo

Forest Reserve

1,215,500

III

59.383598

12.408941

Sur del Estado Bolívar

Protective Zone

7,262,358

66.961316

21.541091

Sureste del Lago de Maracaibo Sto. Domingo-Motatán

Protective Zone

406,662

VI

66.958187

21.576237

Terepaima

National Park

18,650

III

59.566167

18.976139

Tetas de María Guevara

Natural Monument

1,670

III

59.527965

16.962437

Ticoporo

Forest Reserve

187,156

IV

59.249202

18.752121

Turén

Forest Reserve

116,400

59.212814

18.794026

Turuépano

National Park

72,600

VI

59.562885

17.401276

Yacambú

National Park

14,580

III

59.556117

16.925731

Yapacana

National Park

320,000

IV

59.537316

17.435825

Yurubí

National Park

23,670

IV

59.466569

16.55326

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Venezuela. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Venezuela provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Venezuela. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Venezuela provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Venezuela. In Nature of Venezuela you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Venezuela provides a checklist of the birds of Venezuela. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Venezuela in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Venezuela you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Venezuela.

http://www.birdlist.org/venezuela.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/venezuela.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/venezuela.htm 

 

 

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