Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America. It borders Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south and Columbia to the west. It is a tropical country with many beautiful islands located just off its coastline in the Caribbean Sea.
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. It’s a great city with some of the most impressive architecture to be found in South America. It is located in a pretty valley on the north coast and acts as a gateway to the Amazon and the Andes. The country’s first capital, Coro, has a historic downtown that is today as UNESCO World Heritage site.
There is so much to see and do in Venezuela, from the snowcapped mountains of the Andes to long white sand Caribbean beaches. You can visit the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, or just chill out on Margarita Island. For outdoor enthusiasts the best place in the country to go mountaineering, hill trekking and rock climbing is the Sierra Nevada de Mérida.
For a country with such superb beaches and a great transportation system, Venezuela remains largely undiscovered by tourists. If you go, you should try to time your visit to Venezuela with one of the many festivals that take place in the country such as the Santa Samana (Week of Saints) which takes place during Easter.
Accommodation in Venezuela
Venezuela has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets from deluxe resorts to small hostels. Caracas hotels can be expensive, as are hotels in other tourist spots, but posadas are an affordable alternative though they vary in quality.
Caracas Simon Bolivar International Airport is often the cheapest airport to fly into in South America, especially for those flying in from Europe. From Europe, Venezuela is served by Iberia, Air France, Alitalia, Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal. For those coming via USA or Canada, airlines that fly to Venezuela include Continental, American, Delta and Air Canada. Buses also connect with neighbouring countries.