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Blanquilla Island (Venezuela) is located in southeastern Caribbean Sea, approx 293 km (182 ml) northeast of Caracas, the country's capital city. The island is uninhabited and covers a total area of approx 65 km2 (25 ml2).
- Blanquilla Island is a popular travel vacation and a great diving location. Most tourists arrive here by seaplanes or tour boats. The island is famous for its white-sand beaches. The wildlife includes local cacti and iguanas, wild donkeys and goats. The reefs are notable for their black corals used for jewelry and other crafts.
- The basement rock (the oldest in the area) is visible in the western third of the island. The remainder of the island consists of 3 limestone terraces on the older basement rock.
Blanquilla Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Blanquilla Island dock (anchor) at Puerto La Cruz - port city located on Venezuela's northern coast.