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Maracaibo to Coro, Venezuela - 4 Hours By Bus To Travel 270kms

Venezuela travel blog by Mark Berman - December 2010 August 2014   » View Photoset (32 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
2014 Exactly the same trip as I did in 2010, read below, everything was the same as far as the road and scenery. We didn't make a lunch stop this time
Venezuela Photo - Country house surrounded by trees east of Maracaibo.
Country house surrounded by trees east of Maracaibo.
however. We were stopped for around 90 minutes before crossing the Maracaibo bridge for police checks, there were many buses and cars lined up in the hot sun, that was tough. In total 4hrs traveling time, not counting the stop. I have a bunch of new photos from this ride.

2010 The road from Maracaibo to Coro is a long and straight one (270kms) through vast greenness and it's dry and hot. There is little to see along the way apart from farms and farmhouses and ranches with big gates. It is a beautiful open space of trees, cactus, rivers and bridges. The trip takes 4hrs, we went through Dabajuro and didn't go near to the coast.

Over the Maracaibo Bridge

We crossed the bridge over Lake Maracaibo and headed east towards Coro, after 30-40 minutes we were out of Maracaibo and on the highway. The houses along here are often very colorfully painted. Shops sell things
Venezuela Photo - A dry rocky river under the road between Maracaibo and Coro.
A dry rocky river under the road between Maracaibo and Coro.
like hammocks, cane baskets, hats, ukuleles and art. There are flowers of purple, pink and orange and many roadside stalls sell goat meat, there are some small churches also.

Lunch Stop

There was a lunch stop for about 25 minutes at Restaurant Arepera where they also sold art. After lunch just a few minutes later on the bridge was a big traffic jam where there had been a car accident, we were held up for an hour. I had seen an accident the previous day also and wondered if there was a relationship between this and the price of petrol in Venezuela, because petrol here is cheaper than water. We arrived in Coro. While coming into the city there are a few monuments, wall murals and a giant iguana on the side of a hill out on the right. It is a bit shabby in parts as the bus made its way to the terminal where I took a taxi into the center of town.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from about halfway from Maracaibo to Coro (Venezuela) to:


Map location: Maracaibo to Coro, Venezuela. The road from Maracaibo to Coro is a long and straight one through vast greenness and it's dry and hot, there is little to see apart from farms, farmhouses and ranches with big gates. It is however a beautiful open space of trees and cactus, rivers and bridges!
 A : Coro - Venezuela 131 kms 131 kms straight distance | 1hr 58mins 1hr 58mins by car (144 kms) | 2hrs 21mins 2hrs 21mins by bus (144 kms) (144 kms)
 B : Maracaibo - Venezuela 114 kms 114 kms straight distance | 2hrs 26mins 2hrs 26mins by car (168 kms) | 2hrs 55mins 2hrs 55mins by bus (168 kms) (168 kms)
 C : Adicora & Punto Fijo - Venezuela 126 kms 126 kms straight distance | 3hrs 2mins 3hrs 2mins by car (230 kms) | 3hrs 38mins 3hrs 38mins by bus (230 kms) (230 kms)
 D : Merida to Maracaibo - Venezuela 171 kms 171 kms straight distance | 3hrs 58mins 3hrs 58mins by car (267 kms) | 4hrs 45mins 4hrs 45mins by bus (267 kms) (267 kms)
 E : Coro to Puerto Cabello - Venezuela 232 kms 232 kms straight distance | 3hrs 47mins 3hrs 47mins by car (274 kms) | 4hrs 32mins 4hrs 32mins by bus (274 kms) (274 kms)
 F : Carora - Venezuela 129 kms 129 kms straight distance | 4hrs 17mins 4hrs 17mins by car (305 kms) | 5hrs 8mins 5hrs 8mins by bus (305 kms) (305 kms)
 G : Timotes - Venezuela 231 kms 231 kms straight distance | 5hrs 38mins 5hrs 38mins by car (346 kms) | 6hrs 45mins 6hrs 45mins by bus (346 kms) (346 kms)
 H : Camarones Flamingo Sanctuary - Colombia 243 kms 243 kms straight distance | 5hrs 56mins 5hrs 56mins by car (373 kms) | 7hrs 7mins 7hrs 7mins by bus (373 kms) (373 kms)
 I : El Tintorero & Quibor - Venezuela 185 kms 185 kms straight distance | 4hrs 59mins 4hrs 59mins by car (374 kms) | 5hrs 58mins 5hrs 58mins by bus (374 kms) (374 kms)
 J : Barquisimeto - Venezuela 192 kms 192 kms straight distance | 5hrs 19mins 5hrs 19mins by car (395 kms) | 6hrs 22mins 6hrs 22mins by bus (395 kms) (395 kms)
 K : San Isidro de Apartaderos - Venezuela 252 kms 252 kms straight distance | 6hrs 37mins 6hrs 37mins by car (402 kms) | 7hrs 56mins 7hrs 56mins by bus (402 kms) (402 kms)
 L : Santa Marta to Maicao - Colombia 254 kms 254 kms straight distance | 6hrs 18mins 6hrs 18mins by car (402 kms) | 7hrs 33mins 7hrs 33mins by bus (402 kms) (402 kms)
 M : San Felipe - Venezuela 242 kms 242 kms straight distance | 5hrs 51mins 5hrs 51mins by car (456 kms) | 7hrs 1min 7hrs 1min by bus (456 kms) (456 kms)
 N : Barinas to Apartaderos - Venezuela 252 kms 252 kms straight distance | 8hrs 6mins 8hrs 6mins by car (465 kms) | 9hrs 43mins 9hrs 43mins by bus (465 kms) (465 kms)
 O : Acarigua - Venezuela 247 kms 247 kms straight distance | 6hrs 36mins 6hrs 36mins by car (497 kms) | 7hrs 55mins 7hrs 55mins by bus (497 kms) (497 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.


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