La Vela De Coro, Venezuela

La Vela de Coro is a city and port of Venezuela , capital of the municipality Hill of Falcon state . It is located next to the state capital of Santa Ana de Coro, the oldest city in the west of Venezuela (1527) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of Venezuela's best colonial architecture and cobbled streets are found in Coro, all around the historic town center. Los Medanos are shifting sand dunes rising 30 meters within walking distance of central Coro. A mini-Sahara, the dunes are the only desert-like area in Venezuela.

Things to See and Do

* Old town
* Medanos de Coro National Park - sand dunes
* Colonial architecture
* Churches
* Museums

General Information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Bolívar fuerte (VEF)
Language - Spanish
Population - 40,000
Land Area - 40,200 km²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time - GMT minus four and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 58

Port Location - The port of La Vela de Coro is located a few kilometres from Santa Ana de Coro.

Transport Links - There are regular flights from Caracas to Punto Fijo (LSP) and Coro (CZE). José Leonardo Chirino Airport is located directly north of Coro and south of Los Medanos (sand dunes). Punto Fijo is an hour away and a more regular arrival destination from Caracas, Aruba, and Curacao.

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