I live in a city called Cumaná which is located in the northeast of Venezuela, in the state of Sucre. The whole city is bordered by the waters of the Gulf of Cariaco, that is, our air is impregnated with sea winds.
Cumaná has a great history because, according to several historians, it is the first continental city founded by the Spanish in America, in 1515. But I'll leave that history of conquest, colonization, emancipation and independence for another opportunity.
Today I want to introduce you to the most beautiful natural landscape that the city of Cumaná has: San Luis beach.
San Luis is the beach of the Cumaneses, with white and thick sand, palm trees, coconut trees and “Uvero de Playa” trees; its waves are moderate and the blue ones vary according to the time of the year.
Visiting San Luis does not require a special event; you simply have to feel like taking a good saltwater bath and San Luis is the ideal place.
Photo: Los Bordones Sector
But the most common thing is that people who visit the beach take their picnic to eat sitting on the sand. There are always (informal) vendors selling ice cream, soft drinks, "torrejas", local snacks and "empanadas" along the way. This offers a local, traditional and therefore familiar atmosphere. Thus, being in San Luis becomes an adventure of friends, a family sharing or a romantic walk.
Photos: Cumanagoto Hotel Sector
Other people who prefer water sports or beach volleyball can do so as well. Part of the beauty is that there is always a place for everyone and everything is outdoors.
From the Universidad de Oriente, where I work, you can enjoy the coastal scenery because we are located on a hill called Cerro Colorado and precisely, or approximately, from this point San Luis Beach begins (or ends, depending on your preference) in an sector known as "Los Uveros".
Every day, when going to work, one can oxygenate one's life watching this beautiful beach. Who is not inspired by its exuberant beauty?
This sunset captures it from the parking lot of the Oceanographic Institute of Venezuela. Enjoy!
Source: Youtube, channel Marcy Betancourt
Thank you for reading. I'll be waiting for you in Cumaná.
2020 May, Video and Photographs @marcybetancourt Marcy Betancourt