ChoroníAragua state in Venezuela.
The size and small streets of Puerto Colombia mean cars are best left at the posada. Everywhere can be reached on foot. To reach the most beautiful beaches you need to hire a small boat, or "lancha." Cepe (30 minutes away) or Chuao (20 minutes) are popular options.
- Playa Grande is the main attraction in Choroní - a beautiful horseshoe of a golden sandy beach backed by the steep hills of the lush Henri Pittier National Park.
- Tambores, or drums, on the seafront at weekends is the focus for nighttime entertainment, with local youths performing rhythmic dances to the beat of the hollowed out drums.
Empanadas de cazon
Arepa reina pepiada
Dorado (mahi mahi), its always caught fresh the same day!
Hostal Colonialphone: +58 243 2185012address: Calle Principal, Puerto Colombia
Hostal Costa Bravaphone: +58 243 9911057, +58 414 4518022address: Calle Morillo No 9. Puerto Colombia.Clean, decent and roomy, with ample parking. 8 rooms, of which 3 have their own bathroom and others share. Communal TV room. Proprietor Sr. Francisco Suarez.
Posada de Trinoaddress: You have to ask
La Parchitaphone: +58 243 9911259address: Calle Trimo Rancel, Choroni.A colonial house with 6 rooms facing onto an attractive central courtyard. Meals included.
Posada Hansphone: +58 243 9911157address: 50m before the National Guard post at the entrance to Puerto Colombia on the Avenida Principal.14 rooms. Rooms have air conditioning and some have sea views. German spoken.
Posada Lemon Treephone: +58 243 9911123address: Calle Jose Martin #3, Puerto Colombia.Perennially popular.
Quinta L'amBudget-mid range posada with 4 double rooms, swimming pool surrounded by hammocks and fruit trees. All rooms with private bathroom, hot water, mosquito nets. Breakfast included. Superb service from posada owners - they go out of their way to help.
phone: +58 243-991 12 91Rooms with private bath, hot water, a/c, Wifi internet, pool, great garden and calme surroundings yet close to Playa Grande and the town.
Posada Pittierphone: +58 243 2328694, +58 414 5894119address: 200m from the PDV gas station between Choroní and Puerto Colombia9 rooms with private bathrooms, a/c, hot water, good food, garden and hammocks.
- Small boats leave from the malecón taking tourists out to the nearby beach at Cepe, about 30 mins from Puerto Colombia. Each boat takes about 10 people.
- Chuao is also accessible by boat from Pto Colombia. The colonial village itself is 5 km inland from the beach area but worth a visit to see where some of Venezuela's best cacao comes from. Chuao also has a lively devil dancing celebration on Corpus Cristi.