Bocas del Dragón

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Dragon's Mouths
Bocas del Dragón
View of the Paria Peninsula in Venezuela that is separated from Trinidad by the waters of Boca Grande, one of the Bocas del Dragón
LocationGulf of PariaCaribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean)
Coordinates10°45′N 61°46′W / 10.750°N 61.767°W / 10.750; -61.767Coordinates: 10°45′N 61°46′W / 10.750°N 61.767°W / 10.750; -61.767
Basin countriesVenezuela
Trinidad and Tobago

The Bocas del Dragón (Dragon's Mouths) is the name of the series of straits separating the Gulf of Paria from the Caribbean Sea. There are four Bocas, from west to east:

The passage was named by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage.[1]


  1. ^ Williams, Eric (1942). History of the People of Trinidad and Tobago. Buffalo: Eworld Inc. p. 8. ISBN 9781617590108.