Venezuela is the land of natural beauty: Andean Peaks, Caribbean coastline, idyllic islands, grasslands with wildlife, Orinoco Delta and the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls. This South American nation is a country of extraordinary diversity. Some of Venezuela’s attractions lie beyond the capital city, hidden away in national parks and reserves that cover an impressive 40% of the country.
Next to natural beauty Venezuela has also inspiring cities to offer:
- Caracas: the political and cultural capital of Venezuela. A hectic metropolis with a lot of electrifying business traffic. Caracas is a hotspot of hillside favelas, historic colonial buildings and glistening skyscrapers. Caracas has also a fine collection of museums, galleries and must-see monuments.
- Mérida: the adventure-sports capital of Venezuela with a spectacular mountain view. This city is well known for its unhurried, friendly and cultured atmosphere. Active visitors can enjoy the outdoors by hiking, canyoning, rafting, mountain biking and paragliding.
- Maracaibo: the city known for oil business. Some two-thirds of the national oil output comes from beneath the Lago de Maracaibo. A metropolis with a covering landscape of vast suburbs.
Something for everyone
The South American country of Venzuela fits into more than just one category of travel destinations. If you are looking for a backpacking adventure or a relaxing beach, you will find more than one reason to visit Venzuela.