El Avila National Park is located along the central stretch of the Cordillera de la Costa Mountains in northern Venezuela and was declared a park in 1958 enabling this stunningly beautiful area to be preserved for future generations. This park has a high diversity of fauna and flora.
More than 100 butterfly species, approximately 120 mammal species, 20 amphibians, 30 reptiles and 500 bird species (36% of Venezuela avifauna) have been documented. Nine bird species are endemic to Venezuela and three threatened bird species live in this park. In addition, more than 1,800 plant species from diverse taxonomic groups can be observed. Several of these plants are endemic to the Cordillera de la Costa mountain range with some endemic to the park itself.
Hikers and walkers will find more than 200 km of trails, but a cable car, or “teleférico”, climbs the imposing slopes in a quick 12-minute ride, for those desiring a faster ascent. There is a wide variety of excellent accommodation located very close to this park all offering both local and international cuisine to suit all tastes.
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