Photographer's Note

The most famous beach of the south west coast was named after a sad story. Some centuries ago, a fat girl called Maria was kidnapped by pirates on the Venezuelan coast and abandoned here. To survive, she had to sell her body to the buccaneers who passed around. The beach still has her name.

The extraordinary beauty of the coral reefs (inhabited by turtles, reef sharks and other rare species of tropical fish) makes these 8km shore with thin white sand and warm and transparent water a real tropical aquarium. The reefs have easy access, because they stay very close to the beach (the coral reefs and the fish can be seen through the surface).

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