The waterfall El Chorro de Rosario de Perija, with a free fall of water of 237 meters, is among the largest waterfalls in the country and the highest in western Venezuela.
This stunning waterfall, tucked between the mountains of the Sierra de Perija, joins the well known Angel Falls with 979 meters (Estado Bolívar), The Chorros de Cura with 821 meters (Aragua State), Yutaje Falls with 715 meters (Amazonas State) and Cuquenan Falls with 674 meters (Bolivar State).
The waterfall El Chorro de Rosario de Perija stands as an outstanding new tourist destination, within the vision of the ECOparks developed by the Blue Environmentalists Foundation and sponsored by the Governor Francisco Arias Cárdenas, standing out as one of the sites of the Ecotourism Park “Cogollo River”, which protects 2,000 hectares of natural territory of high potential water, geological and wildlife.
According to the environmentalist and Unique Environment Authority of Zulia State, Lenin Cardozo, “with this contribution in hectares of the Ecotourism Park” Rio Cogollo “the Regional Government increases its number of protected natural areas and arranged for the public to enjoy to 15 thousand hectares, placing 40 square meters per person targeted areas for recreation and relaxation and positions the municipality of Rosario de Perija in 202.6 meters per person, making the agricultural municipality of Zulia, also in the large municipality Park of the region. “
“These pictures are the first in Venezuela to disclose this important natural monument, which is sure to become one of the regional icons whenever we talk of Zulia,” said environmentalist Lenin Cardozo.