For those who still doubt it, Venezuela has it all! Beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, deserts, and so much more. For us, is always more than a pleasure to travel it and enjoy all of the amazing adventures that could be waiting out there!
In honor of our exotic variety, we’ve made you a list of the 5 top places you can’t definitely miss when traveling to our beautiful country. It was hard, believe us, Venezuela has so much more to offer, but we’ve managed to choose this amazing “must go” spots. It doesn’t matter whether you’re traveling alone, with family, or even backpacking with friends, we’re sure you’ll have a blast everywhere you step into.
Isla de Margarita
Let’s start with our unique “Perla del Caribe”. This incredible island is considered to be the main choice when traveling for vacation in Venezuela. It counts with 50 different beaches for you to enjoy, like: Playa El Agua, Playa Guacuco, Playa El Yaque, Playa Juventud, and so the list goes on. Besides its dreamy beaches, Margarita also counts with impressive castles like: Santa Rosa Castle (La Asunción) and San Carlos de Borromeo (Pampatar), both filled with history and unforgettable facts. Want more? Well, this is also one luxurious island, surrounded by the biggest and most modern malls around the Caribbean and a resort collection that will leave you breathless.
To keep the beachy mood going, let’s talk about this one of a kind wonder. This archipielago hides the most heavenly beaches in the entire Caribbean; crystalline water, pure white sand and an its indescribable water life diversity makes it the biggest marine park of the Caribbean, perfect to visit and practice some scuba diving. Just imagine, numerous islands to choose from, surrounded by hundreds of small cays, almost virgin coral reefs, a calm and warm sea to spend your vacation time… sounds like a dream come true, right?
Parque Nacional Canaima
Now, let’s give this trip a twist by jumping into one of the most famous natural jewels in Venezuela. Located at the south region of the Río Orinoco, on the border with Guyana and Brazil, Canaima counts wit spectacular scenarios composed by its imposing rock formations, vertical walls and almost flat tops known as “Tepuyes” (this type of formations abound in this area and, in fact, are the oldest forms of landscape in South America), and unique waterfalls, like “El Salto Angel”, the highest waterfall in the world (980 meters high). Here you’ll be able to explore all the wonders and mysteries of a true paradise. Besides, this beauty was named Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on 1994.
Ready for a change? Let’s hit it up!! This beautiful city has an amazing historic center and port that, like Canaima, were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Coro counts with tons of historical monuments and colonial constructions that reflect the interesting mixture between Spanish and Dutch influence. Besides all the history held here, it also offer its visitors beautiful beaches, and its main attraction: Los Médanos de Coro. You might ask: what are this “Medanos” about? Well, we’re talking about huge sand dunes, some even higher than 40 meters high. Yes, we also have deserts! At this Venezuelan wonder you’ll enjoy a close contact with earth by playing with it and practicing sports like sandboarding. Feel like getting into the adventure?
Teleférico de Mérida
Now, remember we told you we had it all? Well, that was nothing but true. Time to low the temperature! At Mérida you’ll find million of surprises: an attractive historic center that inherited a colonial charm, one of the most antique and prestigious Universities in Venezuela (Universidad de Los Andes) and the most delicious cold and sometimes snowy climate. As if it wasn’t enough, Mérida is the home one Guinness record, the highest and longest cable-car in the world. Our “teleférico” counts with more than 12 kilometers of route to reach the highest peaks in the country: La Sierra Nevada, El Pico Bolívar and El Pico Espejo. At this magical adventure you’ll go through 5 different stops where you can decide whether to go down the cable-car and visit, or just appreciate all the beautiful views. And, if you’re lucky enough, you might end up playing with snow.
And now, after all this magical and unique places, are you ready to start planning your trip to our amazing lands? We hope so, we know you’ll enjoy a thousand emotions one you set a foot into the wonders of our beautiful Venezuela. Let’s start packing!!