Venezuela is often called a beach bummer’s paradise and rightly so. The country boasts some of the most enchanting beaches in the Caribbean, known for untamed natural beauty and exciting water sports.
But that’s not all when it comes to a Venezuela holiday. The Caribbean land offers a wide array of enthralling experiences that make it a perfect holiday destination for everyone. Explore the country’s diverse wildlife, admire its historical legacy, soak up the colourful culture, or relish mouth-watering seafood – there is definitely much more than the sun, sand, and the surf to enjoy in Venezuela. We’ve composed a list of some such top attractions in Venezuela.
Hiking up Roraima Mountain
Hike up the Roraima Mountain to explore Venezuela at its natural and rugged best. This stately table mountain lies in the south-eastern corner of Canaima National Park and features strange rock formations, beautiful waterfalls and a diverse range of flora & fauna. Unexplored until 1884, the stark landscape allures hordes of hikers and nature-lovers to discover its otherworldly charms. The best time to hike the mountain is between November and April.
Salto Ángel (Angel Falls)
The world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls is simply a beauty to behold. Watching the waters falling from a majestic height of 979m is certainly a memorable experience. There are camping facilities near the base of the falls. You can also take up excursions to the surrounding mountains and green forests. As the waterfall is situated at a distance and there is no road connectivity, most visitors opt for a boat ride to reach the campsite.
Wildlife Spotting on the Orinoco Delta
How about a canoeing or kayaking expedition on the vast Orinoco River and its tributaries that are home to exotic aqua species including cayman, catfish and even piranhas? The surrounding forests on the Orinoco Delta have some of the most diverse wildlife in Venezuela. Rare species that you can spot here include puma, howler monkeys, and hummingbirds. Enjoy overnight camping and gorge on freshly cooked local delicacies to complete your excursion the traditional way.
Nestled in the Chama River Valley with the snow-capped Pico Bolivar Mountain in the backdrop, Mérida is a beautiful town and a terrific holiday destination in Venezuela. The city is famous for its historical buildings and museums that depict the region’s eventful history. An eclectic array of bars, clubs and restaurants promises a fun-filled time after sunset. If you’re up for adventures, the surrounding mountains offer great trekking opportunities.