El Ávila National Park in Venezuela

National Parks are always a great tourist attraction for any place since being able to enjoy a spectacular natural environment is something that practically everyone likes. In them you can find protected areas that stand out for their beauty and for not having buildings, thus leaving Nature to take care of shaping each place.

One of the most attractive in the world is El Ávila National Park , which is in Caracas , the Venezuelan capital and a great destination to enjoy a few days of vacation. This park is impressive and practically surrounds the city, which gives rise to a unique landscape with a lot of magic. It was originally called Waraira Repano National Park, but in May of last year it was renamed.

This park is not only in Caracas but also has areas that belong to the state of Miranda and Vargas, leaving a spectacular mountain formation that makes El Ávila the authentic natural lung of the country. There is an area called Pico El Ávila that is the only one that has any construction since there is a luxury hotel there, the Humboldt Hotel, without a doubt a very special place to sleep in the middle of nature but with all the comforts.

El Ávila National Park extends along a heavily wooded and mountainous area that covers about 80 kilometers in length and about 16 in width, occupying 81,800 hectares. There you will find various ecosystems that are distributed by zones, which makes each zone of the park seem like a different park. The Naiguatá Peak is the highest thanks to its 2,765 meters above sea level. Among its ecosystems you can find tropophilic forests, submontane forests, cloud forests or xerophytic vegetation.

Its fauna is also very varied, highlighting the mammals that are in their natural habitat , such as the rabipelado, bats, cachicamos, foxes, cribs, limpets, squirrels or porcupines. Among its birds, the guacharaca, the cristofue or the turpial stand out. There are also several reptile species, such as snakes , iguanas or chameleons. If you like crustaceans, you will see some freshwater crabs or scorpions.