Continent
South America
Country
Venezuela
Next Big City
Caracas
Next Town
Caracas
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Ships, Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Crystal blue water, there is no noticeable change in tides. In the South side of the key it's perfectly flat and it gets a little bit choppy if you go very far from the beach. In the north side you have from 1-2m waves depending on the season, the waves are rights an lefts.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Shells
Beach Users:
None

Very white soft sand close to the water, it has grass and some shells in in the middle of the key. Enough space to safely launch since you can do it from the water because it shallow for about 10 meters from the beach.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty

Tropical weather all year long, hot hot. It's in the Caribbean. During winter it can be a bit chilly in the morning and afternoon.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE

It can go from 12-25 knots, from August to October it's around 11-15 knts, from November to February it's around 15-25 knts, the rest of the year it can be from 13-20 knts.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
No walk

From Caracas you have to go to La Guaira or to Higuerote this are coast cities where you can charter a boat, to take you to la Tortuga Island and once there go to Cayo Herradura, it's from 2-4 hours depending on the speed of the boat. Also you could charter a small plane to take you to La Tortuga island and from there pay a fisher boat to take you to Cayo Herradura. It's not easy to get there, the easiest way is to have a friend with a boat to take you. It has to be at least a 26ft boat because from Higuerote or La Guaira the sea can be strong.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No nightlife.