Paria Peninsula

The Paria Peninsula, is a large peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, in Sucre State, northern Venezuela. This is an area almost untouched by tourism, with small towns such as Carúpano, Río Caribe, El Pilar and Tunapuy.

The coast has many virtually deserted beaches that are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean like Playa Medina, Playa Pui-Pui and Playa Chaguaramas. Behind the beaches are densely forested hills where the local population grow coffee, cocoa or exotic fruit, or raise buffalo. Sheltered by headlands, the best beaches are long bays of warm yellow sand, backed by groves of coconut palm.