The northernmost country in South America, Venezuela is also one of the wealthiest. Since the discovery of vast Venezuelan oil deposits in 1917, the country has been transformed. As a result, Venezuela now has over 40 national parks.
Venezuela’s Caribbean coastline is the longest in South America — 1,700 miles of brilliant white sand, ancient coral formations and turquoise water. You can experience some of the finest snorkeling and scuba in the Caribbean. Sport fishermen come to this region seeking dorado, sailfish, tuna, white marlin and blue marlin.
The coast is also the location of the first Spanish city in the Americas, Cumana. This historic city has red-tiled roofs and cobblestone streets worthy of the 300-year old San Antonio Castle, still intact with cannons and dungeons. Margarita Island, located near Cumana, is a beach destination frequented by sun-seeking European tourists and duty-free shoppers.
The capital city, Caracas, lies on the central coast. Caracas is a mix of modern infrastructure, colonial charm and excellent museums. Miles from Caracas is the Los Roques National Park set on an island this archipelago of 340 coral inlets, it is a paradise for bird watchers and divers.
In western Venezuela, the northern Andes cradle Merida, a picturesque city of 17th Century churches and monasteries. In Merida, the world’s longest and highest cable car transports visitors to snow capped Pico Bolivar, where visitors can experience a beautiful contrast between the lush and snowy mountains.
Angel Falls in the southeast part of the country boasts the tallest waterfall in the world (2,650 feet). The falls are reached from Canaima, a remote lagoon-side town that also serves as a base for river fishing expeditions and treks to native villages.
Venezuela offers a wide range of activities from adventurous hiking to fishing and beach to historic sites, all within reach of every traveler.
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