Cumaná is the capital of the state Sucre and it’s the first city founded in continental land by the Spaniards in 1.521.
How to arriveWe took a bus from Mochima to Cumaná. The small bus from Mochima leave from the main plaza it seems it has no name, but it’s easy to find, it costs 1.750Bs and taks around one hour. It leaves us in a non identified place where everyone gets out, and from there we took a taxi that costed 5.000Bs until posada Bubulina’s, in the centre.
Sleeping & EatingThe really best option in Cumaná is the posada Bubulina’s (Street Santa Inés con street Alacrán, Centro Histórico, Tel. & Fax: 0058-293 4314025, [email protected]). It’s a posada that offers 16 very clean rooms, with air condition and tv, and offers as well a restaurant. We paid 70.000Bs for the double room. The posada belongs to a Hungarian-Venezuelan woman: Rosa Maróthy who is as well the chairman of the tourism comission of the Sucre state.

Another good option would be posada San Francisco (Street Sucre 16, Tel. 0058-293 4313926, Fax 0058-293 4333917, [email protected]).

To eat we went to two different places and both very recommendable: Sport Restaurant (Street Sucre close to the cinema Pichincha, Tel. 0058-293 4316720) which is a very popular place where you can eat big portion very cheap.
Also at the French restaurant Les Jardins de Sucre (Street Sucre 27, Tel. 0058-293 4313680, [email protected]) where we spent a delicious night eating French cuisine. Prices of course much more expensive than the average of Venezuelan restaurants.
What to seeCumaná conserves historical colonial buildings and it’s a nice city wo walk around.

Interesting is the castle of San Antonio de la Eminencia ([email protected]), it’s free to enter, but you must wait for the guides to open the door, and as they are volunteers, they arrive whenever they want. Curiously this foro is inland, I mean not at the sea as it’s usually, and they told us that it was built in 1.659, but several earthquakes made that earth built spaces and now it’s not anymore at the sea. The fort is coral stone and has a star form.

In Cumaná it’s very nice the church of Santa Inés from 1.929 although the buildings around are from XVI century. The cathedral of Cumaná also is of recent construction.
It is worth to visit the birth house of the poet Andrés Eloy Blanco, entrance free, and as well the museum Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho also free and where we found information about the War of Independance of General Sucre when they liberated Perú and Bolivia.