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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
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.
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
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
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