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Destinations in Venezuela

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Regions in Venezuela

Andes
This area, which includes the states of Mérida, Táchira, and Trujillo, is mountainous and beautiful.

Caribbean Islands
Many of the finest beaches may be found here, since there are around 600 islands or smaller formations.

Central
From Caracas and the neighboring commuter towns of Miranda and Vargas out to the states of Aragua and Carabobo, Venezuela’s most populated region boasts excellent beaches and large cities.

Guayana
The vast and mostly uninhabited region south of the Orinoco River, which accounts for about half of Venezuela’s national territory, contains rainforest in Amazonas, table-top mountains in Gran Sabana and Bolivar states, and flat marshlands stretching out in the Orinoco Delta.

Los Llanos
The states of Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Guárico, and Portuguesa are made up of vast wide plains that are home to cattle ranching and magnificent wildlife.

Northeast
Beautiful uninhabited beaches near Anzoátegui and Sucre, as well as hills and caves in the state of Monagas.

Northwest
The northwest, which is rich in oil from Zulia state, also has additional beaches in Falcón and a beautiful agricultural landscape in Yaracuy and Lara.

Cities in Venezuela

  • Caracas – As Venezuela’s capital and biggest city, Caracas is regarded as one of the most cosmopolitan and contemporary cities in South America. There are many sites to explore, including theaters, shopping malls, museums, art galleries, parks, well-preserved colonial architecture, and even gourmet restaurants.
  • Coro – Venezuela’s first capital and a city with rich colonial architecture, distinctive natural landscape, and tourist appeal. Its historic center is designated as a cultural World Heritage Site.
  • Ciudad Bolivar – The departure point for flights to Angel Falls, as well as a convenient layover in Brazil.
  • Ciudad Guayana – The most organized city in Venezuela and the primary entrance to the Orinoco Delta and the Gran Sabana, it is dominated by heavy industries. Locals still refer to it as Puerto Ordaz or San Félix.
  • Maracaibo – Maracaibo is Venezuela’s second biggest metropolis, arid and oil-fueled.
  • Maracay – Once Venezuela’s capital, it now houses the country’s major military post.
  • Mérida – Mérida is a beautiful university town in the Andes highlands known for its outdoor activities.
  • Puerto La Cruz – This is the place to come if you wish to see the beaches of Eastern Venezuela.
  • San Cristóbal – San Cristóbal is a green, bustling city on the Colombian border in the Andes Mountains.

Other destinations in Venezuela

  • Angel Falls
  • Canaima National Park
  • Choroní
  • Los Roques Archipelago
  • Margarita Island
  • Mochima
  • Morrocoy
  • Laguna Sinamaica
  • Los Llanos
  • Los Roques
  • Orinoco Delta
  • La Gran Sabana

How To Travel To Venezuela

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How To Travel Around Venezuela

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Visa & Passport Requirements for Venezuela

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Venezuela for up to 90 days for tourist reasons (a tourist card will be given instead): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hong Kong,...

Accommodation & Hotels in Venezuela

There is a decent variety of 5-star hotels in Caracas, but they are typically pricey. In other tourist areas of Venezuela, posadas (guest homes or bed and breakfasts) are generally the best choice, each with its own unique flair and usually providing breakfast or supper if desired. The price...

Food & Drinks in Venezuela

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Money & Shopping in Venezuela

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Festivals & Holidays in Venezuela

HolidaysJanuary 1: New Year's DayJanuary 14: Feast of the Divina PastorsFebruary 12: Youth DayFebruary 20: Federation DayMarch 21: Slavery Abolition AnniversaryApril 19: Independence Movement DayJuly 5: Independence DayJuly 24: Birth of Simón BolívarSeptember 8: Birth of the Virgin Mary and Feasts of the Virgin del Valle and Our Lady...

Internet & Communications in Venezuela

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Traditions & Customs in Venezuela

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Culture Of Venezuela

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History of Venezuela

Venezuela was one of three nations that arose from Gran Colombia's fall in 1830. (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). Venezuela was governed by military strongmen who pushed the oil business for the majority of the first half of the twentieth century, but a democratic process was adopted in...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Venezuela

Stay Safe in VenezuelaVenezuela is not without its share of poverty and criminality. Venezuela has one of the world's highest murder rates. Pickpockets and muggers may be present in busy cities, so be on the lookout. Most areas of major cities are not safe to stroll through at night....

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