Morrocoy is in the state of Falcón in northwestern Venezuela.


Flora and fauna

Coral reefs and tropical fish are abundant in the waters around the cayos. Dolphins, marine turtles and even some coastal caimans live in the remoter mangroves. Birds include pelicans, flamingoes, egrets and the odd scarlet ibis. On the islands, vegetation is sparse and generally adapted to the dry, salty environment.


The main islands, or cayos are Borracho, Pelón, Sombrero, Sal, Playuela and Peraza.



Camping is allowed on some of the islands, such as Cayo Paiclá, but not all ; a permit should be requested from the Inparques offices in Tucacas or Chichiriviche.

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