Chirimena woos visitors in Venezuela with glorious surf and sand

Americas Now

An excursion to Venezuela’s northern coast would not be complete without a trip to the beach paradise of Chirimena.

The region was once a settlement for runaway slaves, but even after slavery was abolished, the runaways were so captivated by the coastal community and its blue and green waters, that they decided to call it home.

Check out these images of a perfect day of surfing and relaxing on Chirimena beach.