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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Barcelona is the capital of Anzoategui State, Venezuela. Founded in 1671, Barcelona is integrated with Puerto La Cruz. Barcelona is where the airport that links both cities to other parts of the country is. Unlike Puerto La Cruz, Barcelona has well preserved colonial architecture. Due to its historical buildings and tourism infrastructure, the city offers attractive options for the tourists visiting the eastern coast of Venezuela. Colonial buildings surround the Plaza Boyaca, the original plaza built when the city was founded.

An interesting colonial building is the Museo de Anzoategui, the oldest building in the city, built in 1671. Other important historical areas are centered around the three main plazas Bolivar, Miranda and Boyaca. Between Barcelona and Puerto La Cruz is the development of El Morro, an immense complex built to house thousands of tourists and Venezuelans in condos, apartments and hotels. The complex is home to many marinas and boatyards and is a popular cruising destination for yachtsmen. Many water channels crisscross the complex, affording virtually every dwelling access to the sea. One of the most ambitious developments within el Morro is the Maremares Resort and Spa, originally built by Daniel Camejo.
The principal beaches that surround Barcelona and Puerto La Cruz can be found on the El Morro isthmus, and include Isla de Plata, Conoma, Arapito, Cangrejo, Lecherias and playa Mansa. These beaches offer many open air restaurants that serve delicious seafood dishes. Puerto La Cruz is also the entry point of Mochima National Park, one of the most spectacular in the country. From its port, the tourist can take a ferry to Margarita Island, and also hire a boat to take a ride to the neighboring islands, such as Las Chimanas, Cachicamo and Borracha.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Central America one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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