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Amazonas - Nirgua

Although Nirgua is on the busy highway between Valencia and Barquisimeto, most travelers pass the town long, without being aware of the tourist attractions of the town.

What we do notice is the importance of agriculture in the economy in addition to raising chickens. ON THE ROAD Coming from the east, one of the first sites of interest is La Bodeguita de Hacienda La Carolina (open 365 days 8:30 a.-5: 00 p.). From his own production are: varieties of jams, peppers, cheese and sweets. There is a wide selection of coffee beans. They also have a restaurant (Service 11:00 a.-4: 00 p., Some of the dishes are grilled or baked chicken creole - to Rs 50) in a hut overlooking a lagoon surrounded by ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens roam freely. A little before reaching Nirgua is El Mirador Paisa. There service all meals (tasty, economical and abundant) and has a beautiful view.

Although Nirgua is on the busy highway between Valencia and Barquisimeto, most travelers pass the town long, without being aware of the tourist attractions of the town. What I do notice is the importance of agriculture in the economy in addition to raising chickens.

ON THE ROAD Coming from the east, one of the first sites of interest is La Bodeguita de Hacienda La Carolina (open 365 days 8:30 a.-5: 00 p.). From his own production are: varieties of jams, peppers, cheese and sweets. There is a wide selection of coffee beans.

They also have a restaurant (Service 11:00 a.-4: 00 p., Some of the dishes are grilled or baked chicken creole - to Rs 50) in a hut overlooking a lagoon surrounded by ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens roam freely.

A little before reaching Nirgua is El Mirador Paisa. There service all meals (tasty, economical and abundant) and has a beautiful view. Among the dishes are: Ajiaco Santafereño (with chicken, capers, corn and cream, accompanied by rice, chopped salad, avocado and corn bread - Rs 24) and Churrasco Paisa (accompanied chorizo, yuca, rice, salad and slices - BSF 38). In front of the now closed restaurant My Conuco, Jorge Ramirez exhibition rides his rocking horses (Rs 100) and type "San Juan" (Rs 20) of manufacture. He also makes carved wooden trays (but different to the many others that observed in the pathway, it is painted with flowers and painted to Rs 15-30) and parts of vetiver.

Very attractive and spacious, The Pan (6:00 a.-10: 00 p. Daily) at the main entrance of the capital, has bakery, confectionery, delicatessen, coffee, still life and service in the internal tables all meals .

Upon entering the city, billboards advertise Nirgua Lomas, a great development on 362 acres. In addition to the sale of shares to be co-owner, is open to the paying public input (a day Rs 250 for two adults and two children to use the facilities, lunch, dessert, horseback riding, wagon ride, ride bikes 4x4).

Still expanding, so far has three pools, two restaurants selling local handicrafts and sweets, 38 kiosks with grills (for members) and large tents with tables (for visitors), natural and artificial lakes, playgrounds, horseback horse, ostrich (anticipated for March or April will be large enough to mount on chairs), climbing wall, track with bikes 4x4 & Under construction two taverns units cabin style and most of the land has been sold as minifundios.

THE CAPITAL Entering the city of Nirgua the main road (Avenida Bolivar) will move the square to the left of the Indian (with representations of petroglyphs in the area at the base of the sculpture of an Indian).

On the other side of the avenue is Guaracay Park with sports fields, playground and more.

Upon reaching the National Guard on the Avenue, turn left (no name change) and walking away is the Plaza Bolivar with the Mayor and the church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory of Talavera in front.

The hotels in town is not very good. The only section of the main roads (and considered the best) is La Casona on 8th Street between avenidad 3 and 4, near the Plaza Bolívar. It has a pool, very simple rooms with bath / hot water, cable TV, air, parking.

He offers camping space (for people calm down, no rumba) and bathroom, but no electricity.

It has beautiful gardens and optional meals he prepared and served in a hut next to his home craft.

Another site in the same way is a beautiful villa in Santa Teresa Villa Catalina Suarez with a large space with living room, fireplace, dining room and full kitchen plus bath / hot water in PB, and three quarters in PA.

Have a barbecue on a covered patio and yes no electricity.

STELLAR CAMPS To reach Camp My Guarimba take Nirgua main entrance. Follow Bolivar Avenue until you get to the command of the National Guard. Cross left here and continue to the end of the Plaza Bolivar where bend to the left. Then cross to the right on the third street after church to follow the road down, taking the option to the left in the first "Y".

Since there are 6 km to another "Y" which indicates the way to the Mountain to the left and to the right San Vicente. Follow the latest. After 4.5 miles you come to another "Y" where the road climbs to the right takes you to the ruins of the fort of San Vicente, built between 1550 and 1569 the Spanish as a backup for Aboriginal communities when looking for gold in the region. It is the only in Latin America built inland and coast or the banks of rivers. Worth a detour fast to see.

For camp must continue on the other track, which descends. After about 300 m, the entrance is on the right, without notice, but you can easily identify the two parallel concrete paths that vehicles can go up the hill.

It's in a mountain setting with spectacular views, crops of oranges and holiday camps designed both for children and seminars, retreats for adults.

It has 13 attractive cottages with good beds, heating, bathroom / hot water. A large hut serves as dining room and three meeting / events (one with fireplace). There is a pond, multipurpose court, climbing wall, rappelling balcony, horses and mountain bikes, campfire area and a creek in a dense forest that is used for survival experiences and zip. They have plenty of water and backup power plant.

Very different is that in the first season for children, it offers the option of kosher food that has not only attracted customers from the Jewish community in Venezuela but also in other parts of the world!

To reach Camp Navajivan (for Rsvnes.: 0254-730.6973 - 9:00 a.-1: 00 p.), At the "Y" which indicates the way to San Vicente to the right and left Mountain. Follow the latest. After 2 km you will see a sign that says "Navajivan" pointing across to the right (the road is unpaved but in good condition). After 1 km, another notice indicating where to turn to the right.

The site was created for personal and professional growth through special programs "Adventure Training" balancing work and recreation.

The beautiful facility was designed to meet the needs of workshops, courses, camps for children, weddings or any other event. The main house was built in 1830 and restored under the direction of painter Walter Arp. The accommodation is in six cabins for 14 with bathrooms / water system yche with hammocks. Another module functions as a dining room for meetings or events. The "Great Hall", on a hill behind the cottages, has a full view of the camp. Two ponds and rustic outdoor spa. Includes horseback riding, archery, volleyball, basketball, football, Boccia and rope park.

SPORTS In the Los Pinos, up from the capital, in 2001, Juan Carlos Artal introduced paragliding activity there. With 19 years of experience since it began flying in La Gran Sabana, he discovered it was a site with excellent winds all the time without dangers, and began offering courses and tandem flights.

He is already based in Caracas, but a student he pioneered, Ronald Mendoza, mounted the Falcos Free Flight School in Nirgua.

I did my first tandem flight with him there to celebrate my 65th birthday. It is an exceptional driver, clearly explaining what to do, how you can sit. We had to run and launch into space or anything. But when the wind was filling the wing, an assistant took over me to act as a brake on the wing until it was full and it took us straight up without moving an inch, did a fantastic flight over the pines, the valley, rising, falling, by turns & My only concerns were once if I could bring my camera without risk of damage (I said absolutely yes, that was the case) and landing, having heard tales of broken people flying in Merida. From the last, told me that back in Tierra Negra winds are very unpredictable, as dangerous, but not here. We landed as soft as a feather in the same place from where we took off. The seat has a cushion to the bottom and told me to get my feet to touch the ground only. To deflate the wing, only had to disconnect the seat belt and stand. At the time of publication, the price is Rs 300 for a tandem flight about 15-20 minutes. No experience is necessary and is suitable for all ages. Highly recommended!

Another place for sports is Cabuy dam. Before reaching the capital, is pending right Cabuy Bray restaurant, crossing the dirt road to the east side to get to the dam where you can practice sports like boating. And next, there is a motocross track.

 

Desde Venezuela Turismo y Travel en Amazonas Venezuela
Henrik Bratfeldt
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