15 fun things to do in Choroni

Playa Grande is one of the best beaches of Venezuela

15 fun things to do in Choroni

Enjoy of the best beaches of Venezuela: Playa Grande

Playa Grande in Choroní is the most iconic beach in this wonderful destination. You’ll fall in love with its golden sands bordered by swaying coconut palms, tropical vegetation, and turquoise waters. The beach stretches almost 960 meters long, making it a perfect spot to enjoy the Caribbean sun, swim, and relax with the gentle sway of the waves. Take a stroll along the shore, and as evening falls, the sky fills with vibrant colors over the ocean, creating a magical spectacle. Accessing Playa Grande is very easy—just ask the locals where the entrance is, and after a 7-minute walk, you’ll arrive.

Playa Grande at 8 AM.

Tinikijima

Playa Tinikijima is a hidden treasure on the Caribbean coast. With crystal-clear waters, white sand, and gentle palm trees, it is located on an island off the coast of Choroní. Getting there is an adventure in itself, offering a mix of hiking and exploration. To access it, you can ask locals for directions; it’s a brief 8-10 minute walk that combines adventure and hiking to reach the beach. There are no restaurants or general services available.

Tinikijima at 10am...no filters!

Javier's Bar on the Malecon

Javier’s Bar on the Malecón in Choroní is the perfect place to enjoy a tropical cocktail while watching the sunset or a cold beer after a day at the beach. This bar has something for everyone. The drink menu offers a wide selection of cocktails where you can delight in Mojitos, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Cubalibres, Caipirinhas, Piña Coladas, and other refreshing beverages.

Javier's Bar is open every day of the week and is located in front of Saint John the Baptist

The road to Choroní

Spanning 55 kilometers, the road to Choroní winds through tropical and mountainous landscapes, leading you to the charming coastal village. From the outset, you’re immersed in natural beauty with lush forests and crystalline rivers. The air is filled with fresh aromas and the songs of tropical birds, and if you’re lucky, you might spot red howler monkeys as you navigate the winding roads with breathtaking views. Eventually, Choroní reveals itself with colorful houses and the shimmer of the Caribbean. It marks the beginning of a unique adventure, where the enchantment of the road to Choroní beckons you to explore the treasures of this coastal destination.

Chuao

Chuao, in Choroní, is a charming coastal destination renowned for its golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. This fishing village, surrounded by jungle and bathed by the Caribbean Sea, offers an authentic experience. Its colorful streets overflow with fishing and artisanal traditions, with the aroma of cocoa reminding visitors of its chocolate-making fame. You can swim in calm waters or enjoy snorkeling and kayaking. Discover history at the colonial church of San Juan Bautista and visit a cocoa plantation to taste artisanal chocolate.  The Diablos of Chuao bring joy and mysticism to their festival, honoring San Francisco de Asís. Dressed in vibrant costumes and masks, they symbolize the battle between good and evil, performing thrilling acrobatics and dances. This tradition unites visitors in a celebration of music and culinary delights.

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Sun drying process of cocoa

Valle Seco

Valle Seco Beach, located approximately 10 minutes away by boat, is highly desired by those seeking a serene beach environment without waves. The abundant presence of corals and rocks prevents waves from reaching the deeper parts of the beach, forming a perfect natural pool for tranquil swimming. To reach Valle Seco Beach, you first need to arrive at the “Malecon” where boat operators are located to arrange transportation, as access is only possible by sea.

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Visitors enjoying the coral & sand jacuzzi.

Cepe & Puerto Escondido beaches

In Cepe, you’ll find Puerto Escondido, a small beach that can be accessed by sea by crossing the rocks at the end of the beach or by a path from the village. Cepé, one of the most beautiful beaches in Aragua, is located between Chuao and Puerto Maya, accessible only by sea. Stretching 700 meters, it is lined with coconut trees, perfect for setting up tents and hammocks. The waves are ideal for surfing, and there are opportunities for snorkeling and diving due to the rocky reefs and crystal-clear waters.

Puerto Escondido is a sandy beach located barely 8 mins away by foot from Cepe...!

Staying at Hostal Colonial!

Posada Hostal Colonial offers an authentic and charming experience in this picturesque coastal town. With its colonial architecture and warm ambiance, it is a true home away from home. Located in the heart of the village, it serves as the perfect starting point to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Choroní. Its comfortable rooms, decorated with colonial charm, provide a tranquil space to relax after a day of adventures. Additionally, it offers services such as complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi access, and tourist assistance. With personalized attention and a homely atmosphere, it ensures a memorable stay.

Enjoy the best empanadas in Choroní for breakfast!

In Choroní, empanadas are an essential part of the local culinary experience. This small establishment offers a wide variety of empanadas filled with fresh and flavorful ingredients that showcase the best of Venezuelan cuisine. From shredded beef empanadas to fresh cheese empanadas, there are options to suit every palate. Visitors enjoy these delights as a quick snack or a tasty treat after a day of exploration under the sun. Surely, trying the local empanadas is a must-stop for anyone visiting Choroní.

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Perhaps the best empanadas in Choroní? Don't miss out on the passion fruit (maracuya) or guava juice!

La Ciénaga

An hour and a half away, we find this exotic and spectacular bay with green and blue waters. Go fishing, kayaking, swimming, or snorkeling in the vast, tranquil natural pool of this mangrove bay at the western end of Henri Pittier National Park. The mangroves hug the curve of the coast, and the white sand completes this coral lagoon beach. The bay remains calm most of the time, making it an ideal spot to spend some time in the water. There are no facilities on the beach itself, so we organize everything as a full-day excursion. It’s possible that we’ll spot dolphins on the journey from Choroní.

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El Dique

Hidden within the lush greenery of Henri Pittier National Park, we find this secluded waterfall. Take a plunge if you dare and feel the refreshing water that flows directly from the green mountains. This is perfect to combine with any of the beach options mentioned earlier, as it is located a 20-minute drive from Choroní.

Tuja

Tuja Cove, also known as Punta de Tuja, is a beach located on the northern slope of Henri Pittier National Park. It sits within a small bay with crystal-clear waters and marine fauna. Accessible only by sea from the boardwalk of Choroní, it is less visited than other nearby beaches, making it ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle surfing, and kayaking. The beach features fine sand and calm waves, although occasionally suitable for surfing. Additionally, there is a river that flows into pools of water and a natural slide.

Visit the tomb of GARBO, the spy who saved the D-Day!

The cemetery of Choroní holds the memory of Joan Pujol, the legendary WWII spy known as “Garbo”. His strategies as a double agent were instrumental in deceiving the Nazis and aiding the Allies. Today, his tomb stands as a symbol of his brave contribution to history. Visitors from around the world come to pay tribute to this discreet hero, whose legacy transcends the pages of history books. The cemetery, more than a resting place, is a living testament to those who left an indelible mark on the world.

Sunsets in Choroní

Sunsets in Choroní are a captivating spectacle, full of colors and emotions that enchant those who behold them. With the sun gently descending over the Caribbean horizon, the sky is painted with warm and vibrant hues. Go to the Malecon, order a cocktail at Javier’s and have a great time! 

The sunset from the Malecón is spectacular.

Chorrerón

El Chorrerón in Chuao is a natural waterfall site in Venezuela. Nestled in dense tropical forests, these impressive waterfalls create crystal-clear pools for swimming and refreshing oneself. Surrounded by lush vegetation, including leafy trees and a variety of flora and fauna, the atmosphere is one of peace and connection with nature. To reach this place, walk for approximately 2 hours uphill from the village of Chuao, and you will find the spectacular 70-meter-high waterfall known as El Chorrerón.

El Chorrerón has a drop of nearly 60 meters.