- MARÍA TERESA LUENGO
10 de junio de 2016 07:00 AM
Actualizado el 10 de junio de 2016 12:10 PM
It is the first piece of land you can find on your way through the Caribbean Sea. This site, under special administration regime, is the major shelter of pink flamingos in South America for a total number of 200,000 birds. Local cuisine is based on rich seafood and citric juices. Its dunes make it a potential for environmentally friendly tourism.
It is the area of this small paradise with reefs to the north that contain the onslaught of the Gulf waters. Smooth waves skirt round the seashore and locals are lavish in their service to visitors.
A wise choice is to board the brigantines inaugurated by Zulia state government, on Maracaibo seafront or Hugo Chávez Frías lake terminal, downtown Maracaibo. These vessels set sail from there to San Carlos Island. There, boats depart for Zapara. The trip takes 10-15 minutes.