Top 10 Destinations in Venezuela
Explore the beauty of Venezuela with its captivating scenery
Formally known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this country is one of the most urbanized countries in Latin America, and is where the largest oil reserves is located, which makes it the leading oil exporter in the world. Apart from all these facts, Venezuela is full of natural and historical wonders that tourists should not miss to explore.
The Angel Falls
With a height of more than 3200 feet from the Auyantepui Mountain, Angel Falls is the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfalls and the main attraction in Venezuela. The Angel Falls, which is situated inside the Canaima National Park and undeniably one of the greatest wonders of the world, is locally known as “El Salto Angel” and its height is said to be 19 times taller than that of Niagara Falls in Canada.
Mochima National Park
From stunningly amazing mountain ranges to the alluring fine-sand bays and beaches, Mochima National Park is situated in Anzoategui state in Venezuela. This destination is also known for whale and dolphin watching, as Mochima is home to humpback, bryde’s, pilot and sperm whales as well as other species of dolphins. Mochima National Park offers water activities such as snorkeling, water skiing and diving, forest activities like hiking and forest walks.
Isla Margarita is unquestionably one of the top summer getaways for local and foreign tourists, as it is a mountainous island along the Caribbean with an inviting tropical climate. This destination is a paradise away from the boisterous city life because of its palm-lined shoreline and alluring beaches. Isla Margarita offers fun water and mountain activities like wind and kite surfing.
Los Roques Archipelago National Park
While Los Roques Archipelago is home to seabirds and other aquatic life, alluring coral reefs and marine ecosystem is the main attraction in this Venezuelan territory. Los Roques Archipelago is mostly visited by foreign tourists because of its warm waters and fine white sand, plus offers activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving.
Los Llanos is one of the most fascinating regions in Venezuela, as it is rich in beautiful faunas such as crocodiles and toninas in ponds, deer and jaguar in the land and various bird species every summer. Los Llanos is surrounded with breathtaking flat landscapes and savannas which are home to various animal species.
Valencia, which is situated in the most fertile agriculture region in the country, is the third largest city in Venezuela and the economic hub of the country. This destination is surrounded by historical heritages where visitors will see old buildings and the main theatre - the Municipal Theater. Valencia also offers outdoor activities and one of which is hiking.
Henri Pittier National Park
Henri Pittier National Park is one of the most visited places in Venezuela, as it is the oldest national park in the country which is home to different animal species, mostly birds. This destination is rich in amazing flora and fauna as well as stunning coastlines. Henri Pittier National Park offers various activities like surfing, kayaking and diving.
Pico Bolivar is a never to miss spot as it is home of the highest cable car in the world - the Merida Cable. For tourists who want to get into Pico Bolivar, physical preparation is a must as vehicles won’t be able to access the area. Typically, tourists either ride the Merida cable car, which is the longest and the highest cable car system, or they walk through the mountain trails.
Considered as the country’s outdoor activities capital, Merida is also among the top choices of travelers who are into adventure-sports. This destination offers exciting activities such as rafting, hiking and paragliding as well as canyoning and mountain biking. Merida does not limit its activities to outdoor fun, as it also offer one of the best night clubbing experience and sumptuous cuisines to try and dine in.
Coro, which is the oldest city in the west region of Venezuela, and its Port is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site because of its well-preserved colonial architectures. This destination has cobble stone streets along with colonial structures that are relaxing to see. Coro is being maintained and preserved by a management committee to keep its historic value and beauty.