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Río Chico

Las Mercedes Virgin Church at Rio Chico
Las Mercedes Virgin Church at San José

Rio Chico and San José are villages, both important points of attraction for the domestic tourism, mainly on weekends and holidays. These villages were important cocoa producers in colonial times, especially during a great part of the 18th century.

Río Chico
Río Chico

In Rio Chico that used to be called Little Caracas, you can still admire fine houses, relics from its colonial past. Nowadays this area is highly cherished by the inhabitants of Caracas and its surrounding areas because of its attractive beaches, creeks and the Tacarigua Lagoon National Park. (Parque Nacional Laguna de Tacarigua)


San José de Rio Chico Church
San José de Rio Chico Church

If you go boat riding through the creeks you can admire beautiful vacation houses and chalets, as well as small buildings along the banks. Skiing and fishing are good alternatives too. There is also a near by golf course.

Canales de Río Chico

Casa al lado de los canales


Tacarigua Lagoon National Park Entrance
Tacarigua Lagoon National Park Entrance

Tacarigua de La Laguna is situated at the north-eastern part of Rio Chico. It is a fishing town that gave its name to the surrounding lands, officially declared National Park in 1974, to protect this ecologically important zone. Its inhabitants live on the abundant fishing from the lagoon and working as tourist guides, riding you along the creeks surrounded by luxuriant vegetation crammed with gorgeous exotic birds and fine beaches.

Manglar de árboles


Fishers throw the net
Fishers throw the net

Inside the park there are the most attractive beaches of the area, reachable only by boat, since most of the year water does not allow the access by car.

Tropical beach in Rio Chico

Tropical beach in Rio Chico


Heron in full flight
Heron in full flight

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