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Adicora & Punto Fijo, Venezuela - Kitesurfing, Beaches & Icey Cold Frappe

Venezuela travel blog by Mark Berman - August 2014   » View Photoset (55 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!

Punto Fijo and Pueblo Nuevo

North of Coro on the Paraguana Peninsula are a few places like Punto Fijo, Pueblo Nuevo and beaches like Adicora out on the east coast. I was mainly wanting
Venezuela Photo - Close-up of the 4th part of the huge mural of faces in Punto Fijo.
Close-up of the 4th part of the huge mural of faces in Punto Fijo.
to get to Adicora but after arriving in Punto Fijo from Coro found that on a Sunday it was virtually impossible to get a shared-taxi or bus to the eastern side. So I stayed the night in Punto Fijo and waited until the next day.

Coro to Punto Fijo

From Coro to Punto Fijo takes 50 minutes in a car at high speed. You can actually take shared cars direct to Adicora from Coro and it takes only 45mins but nobody at the Coro bus terminal mentioned that at the time.

Not Much Here

I'm glad I stayed in Punto Fijo though, for the simple reason that I can tell you that there is absolutely nothing to see here and no reason to come. I walked around the city for a while and did find some fantastic graffiti art and wall murals however. I also visited a couple of plazas - Plaza Jose Leonardo Chirinos (1754-1796), named after a man who led an uprising against slavery. There is a church beside this plaza. I also visited the somewhat remote Plaza Bolivar and some of the streets around there.
Venezuela Photo - Close-up of the 2nd part of the huge mural of faces in Punto Fijo.
Close-up of the 2nd part of the huge mural of faces in Punto Fijo.

Punto Fijo to Pueblo Nuevo

From the terminal by bus I now headed east stopping in Pueblo Nuevo to have a quick look, a 1hr ride. I'm afraid to report there is also nothing to see in Pueblo Nuevo apart from the church.

Pueblo Nuevo to Adicora

Now 15mins in a shared taxi east to Adicora on the coast and finally a place worth being in!

Adicora Beaches and Kitesurfing

A place with a beautiful beach, cool clear waters, white sand, palm trees and lots of fun activities. Adicora has a north and south beach. The south beach is the rough side where the kitesurfers enjoy the winds and
Venezuela Photo - The bearded musician Ali Primera (1942-1985) you see depicted all around the place in murals, Punto Fijo.
The bearded musician Ali Primera (1942-1985) you see depicted all around the place in murals, Punto Fijo.
choppy waves, the beach is also rough. The north beach is the beautiful side and is in total contrast to its southern counterpart with its smooth silky sand and calm waters. Behind the beach are restaurants, cold icey frappe to drink and shops selling the usual beachlife necessities.

The Lighthouse, Church and Plaza

Distinct sights to see in Adicora apart from the beach are the lighthouse (faro), the church and Plaza Bolivar (every town has one) plus there is another plaza called Zambrano.

A Drink by the Water

In the evening you can sit in a chair with a drink near the water and relax, it's a nice place.

Distances from Coro

Distances from the Coro sand dunes 5mins out of the city to places on the Paraguana Peninsula are: Santa Ana 57kms, Adicora 66kms, Punto Fijo 81kms, Cabo San Roman 98kms and Los Taques 105kms.

To Coro by Car

This time when I left Adicora I took the direct route straight to Coro by fast car, 45 minutes. The next day I travelled east from Coro in the direction of Morrocoy National Park.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from Adicora & Punto Fijo (Venezuela) to:


Map location: Adicora & Punto Fijo, Venezuela. North of Coro on the Paraguana Peninsula are a few places like Punto Fijo, Pueblo Nuevo and beaches like Adicora out on the east coast. Visit the beautiful beach & go kitesurfing in Adicora!
 A : Coro - Venezuela 55 kms 55 kms straight distance | 1hr 3mins 1hr 3mins by car (78 kms) | 1hr 15mins 1hr 15mins by bus (78 kms) (78 kms)
 B : Coro to Puerto Cabello - Venezuela 155 kms 155 kms straight distance | 2hrs 46mins 2hrs 46mins by car (202 kms) | 3hrs 19mins 3hrs 19mins by bus (202 kms) (202 kms)
 C : Maracaibo to Coro - Venezuela 126 kms 126 kms straight distance | 2hrs 57mins 2hrs 57mins by car (220 kms) | 3hrs 32mins 3hrs 32mins by bus (220 kms) (220 kms)
 D : Morrocoy National Park - Venezuela 209 kms 209 kms straight distance | 3hrs 30mins 3hrs 30mins by car (259 kms) | 4hrs 12mins 4hrs 12mins by bus (259 kms) (259 kms)
 E : Puerto Cabello - Venezuela 258 kms 258 kms straight distance | 4hrs 14mins 4hrs 14mins by car (322 kms) | 5hrs 4mins 5hrs 4mins by bus (322 kms) (322 kms)
 F : Maracaibo - Venezuela 238 kms 238 kms straight distance | 4hrs 40mins 4hrs 40mins by car (358 kms) | 5hrs 36mins 5hrs 36mins by bus (358 kms) (358 kms)
 G : San Felipe - Venezuela 211 kms 211 kms straight distance | 4hrs 50mins 4hrs 50mins by car (383 kms) | 5hrs 48mins 5hrs 48mins by bus (383 kms) (383 kms)
 H : Puerto Colombia - Venezuela 297 kms 297 kms straight distance | 7hrs 3mins 7hrs 3mins by car (456 kms) | 8hrs 27mins 8hrs 27mins by bus (456 kms) (456 kms)
 I : Merida to Maracaibo - Venezuela 278 kms 278 kms straight distance | 6hrs 12mins 6hrs 12mins by car (457 kms) | 7hrs 26mins 7hrs 26mins by bus (457 kms) (457 kms)
 J : Colonia Tovar - Venezuela 332 kms 332 kms straight distance | 6hrs 28mins 6hrs 28mins by car (469 kms) | 7hrs 45mins 7hrs 45mins by bus (469 kms) (469 kms)
 K : Barquisimeto - Venezuela 204 kms 204 kms straight distance | 5hrs 43mins 5hrs 43mins by car (474 kms) | 6hrs 51mins 6hrs 51mins by bus (474 kms) (474 kms)
 L : Carora - Venezuela 183 kms 183 kms straight distance | 6hrs 32mins 6hrs 32mins by car (494 kms) | 7hrs 50mins 7hrs 50mins by bus (494 kms) (494 kms)
 M : El Tintorero & Quibor - Venezuela 208 kms 208 kms straight distance | 6hrs 6hrs by car (500 kms) | 7hrs 12mins 7hrs 12mins by bus (500 kms) (500 kms)
 N : Acarigua - Venezuela 266 kms 266 kms straight distance | 6hrs 27mins 6hrs 27mins by car (524 kms) | 7hrs 44mins 7hrs 44mins by bus (524 kms) (524 kms)
 O : Timotes - Venezuela 326 kms 326 kms straight distance | 7hrs 52mins 7hrs 52mins by car (536 kms) | 9hrs 26mins 9hrs 26mins by bus (536 kms) (536 kms)
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


My Hostel & Hotel Reviews for Adicora & Punto Fijo, Venezuela:

Posada El Guatacarazo, Adicora, Venezuela - Large Photo
Posada El Guatacarazo, Adicora, Venezuela (August 2014 - 1 night) - Laidback sort of place and well-priced for budget travelers. The room had a tv, fridge, aircon and bathroom. No wifi. There was a double bed plus a single bed in the room. There is a restaurant downstairs that serves good and cheap meals. Located just a minute or 2 from the beach and run by a nice lady. There are some other very cheap rooms available here also. This place is half to a third the price of a place nearby called Posada El Capitan. Recommended.
Posada Nazaret, Punto Fijo, Venezuela - Large Photo
Posada Nazaret, Punto Fijo, Venezuela (August 2014 - 1 night) - Not a bad place to sleep a night. The room had a good bed, a fridge and tv. The place has an aircon system built in. Just 4 blocks from the main street and a few food joints. Well secured and with friendly staff. A good price but maybe they should spray the rooms for insects once or twice a month. I still recommend it though.

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