Cave of Guacharo, North-Eastern Region

Must see · Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
With its large limestone walls, Cave of Guacharo provides a home to thousands of oilbirds. The cave extends over 10 km (6.2 mi) long and contains impressive rock formations. Designated as Venezuela's first national monument, the cave is now protected by a surrounding park, with the natural forest ecosystem that the oilbird population depends on. Along with the oilbirds, an additional 366 species of birds call the park home. You can enter the cave with a guide; wear tall, waterproof boots if you have them. Because the oilbirds are nocturnal, only natural light is allowed inside the caves. Put Cave of Guacharo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pantono driving holiday planner.
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  • We took the shorter route into the cave (0.5km); very interesting to hear about the birds, fish etc and to see the oil birds leave at dusk. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.  more »
  • Este lugar es impresionante para los amantes de las aventura, invito a todos a conocer este hermoso lugar del Estado Monagas... y de Venezuela. Cueva del Guácharo National Park Guácharo Cave...  more »

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