South America > Venezuela > Northwest (Venezuela) > Falcón > Morrocoy
Flora and fauna
Coral reefs and tropical fish are abundant in the waters around the cayos. Dolphins, marine turtles and even some coastal caimans live in the remoter mangroves. Birds include pelicans, flamingoes, egrets and the odd scarlet ibis.
On the islands, vegetation is sparse and generally adapted to the dry, salty environment.
Fees and permits
The main islands, or cayos are Borracho, Pelón, Sombrero, Sal, Playuela and Peraza.
Camping is allowed on some of the islands, such as Cayo Paiclá, but not all ; a permit should be requested from the Inparques offices in Tucacas or Chichiriviche.