The Park La Llovizna, Guayana, Venezuela
Park La Llovizna is a park in the east of Venezuela, in the town of Puerto Ordaz. In this charming and picturesque park you can find the popular Llovizna falls, to which the Spanish word Llovizna refers to, describing "mist" or "drizzle" that is caused by the thundering torrents of water.
The Llovizna falls are found on the second most powerful river in Venezuela, the Caroni River, which runs nine-hundred and fifty two kilometres from Tepui Kuquenan until it joins the great river Orinoco. The river Caroni is known for its very black waters, the colour being caused by a high concentration of humic acids.
Park Llovizna is in fact very near to where the Caroni River becomes the River Orinoco, the most important river in Venezuela. This river is used as a system of transportation throughout its 2140km of water, and was first discovered by Columbus in 1498. Both these rivers, especially the Caroni, are used to run hydro electric power plants, and it is in fact one of these power plant companies which manage the lovely Park.
Of the park itself, there can be no more of a perfectly picturesque location. The skyline is perfect, and the waterfalls are wide, vast, with waters cascading over the rocks, flowing around the small islands of rock within the great river, all while lifting up mist into the air, supplementing the lush and tranquil environment around the area.
Park La Llovizna is an unspoilt place to witness the sheer force of nature, made by the powerful currents and black waters of the River Caroni and the jagged rocks of the falls that contrast heavily with the peaceful nature of the park surroundings. It is open from 9 to 15.30.