Coro Tourist Places to Visit in Coro, Venezuela, America

Coro Tourist Places to Visit in Coro, Venezuela, America

Coro (fully Santa Ana de Coro) is the capital city of the Falcón State in Venezuela situated at the south of the Paraguaná Peninsula. It experiences a hot semi-arid climate with low annual rainfall (382 mm) compared to other Venezuelan cities and an average temperature 28.9 °C.


Geography of Coro:

Coro coordinates with 11°25′ N latitude and 69°40′ W longitude, is located about 455 km northwest of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. It is surrounded by the Médanos de Coro National Park and the sierra de Coro in the north and south respectively.


History of Coro:

Juan de Ampíes was the founder of Coro, founded with name Santa Ana de Coro on July 26, 1527 and it served as the Venezuela Province’s 1st capital. Coro and its port declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 as a first Venezuelan site honored by this title.


Connectivity to Coro:

Coro is served by the José Leonardo Chirino Airport with frequent flights to Caracas and Las Piedras, catered by Avior Airlines and Sol America.

It takes around 7 hours from Caracas to Coro by bus, departs at 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

Coro has many travel agencies offers day trips and adventure tours and other than agencies, some major hotels arrange vehicles and conduct tours for their guests.

Buses are cheaper and taxis are comparatively expensive than buses but safe for travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Coro:

Coro is the city of numerous well preserved historical sites including mausoleums, churches and museums. There are all kinds of shopping options such as handicraft shops, branded products showrooms and malls in Coro.

The major restaurants in Coro are listed here below:

  • Restaurant El Conquistador
  • Pizzeria La Barra del Jacal
  • Panaderia La Gran Costa Nova
  • Fonda Turistica Sabor Latino


What to do in Coro?

  • Visiting Historical sites, museums and parks
  • Shopping


Tourist Attractions in Coro:

Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro:

Casa de las Ventanas de Hierro is a palace which was constructed by Don José Francisco Garcés de la Colina in the 17th century with eight feet high portal.


Balcón de los Arcaya:

Constructed in the 18th century, Balcón de los Arcaya is a two floor structure with a wooden balcony home to the People Earthenware Museum. It was earlier the house of Colina Peredo family.


Jewish cemetery of Coro:

The Jewish cemetery in Coro is the South America’s oldest Jewish cemetery as well as one of the prime attractions of Coro. Its history dates back to the 19th century when this site was purchased by Joseph Curiel to bury his daughter Hana.


List of other places of interest in Coro includes:

  • Minor Basilica of Coro
  • Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
  • Iglesia de San Clemente
  • Coro Art Museum
  • Casa del Tesoro
  • People Earthenware Museum
  • Balcón de Bolívar
  • Cruz de San Clemente
  • Iglesia del Carrizal
  • Iglesia San Nicolás de Bari
  • Casa del Sol
  • Arco de la Federación
  • Garden Dr. Leon Croizat xerophytic
  • House Gumersindo Torres
  • Museum Alberto Henríquez


Best time to visit Coro:

The beginning months of the year will be ideal to trip Coro while many grand cultural festivals take place.


Accommodation options in Coro:

Due to the visit of abundance of international tourists, there are plenty of international standard hotels established in Coro in recent years with grand features. The city also houses many budget and mid range hotels. A list of the reputed hotels in Coro is as follows:

  • Hotel Miranda Cumberland
  • Hotel Amazonia
  • The Birds’ House
  • Narhuaca Posada Turistica
  • Finca El Monte
  • Karibbean
  • Hotel Dinastia
  • Hotel Posada da Domenico
  • Hotel S.R. Suites
  • Hotel Urumaco
  • Hotel Carrizal Suite
  • Posada El Gallo
  • Posada LagunaMar
  • Hotel Santa Ana
  • Casa Tun Tun

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