Christopher Columbus, the first traveler to arrive in Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498. He landed in a place called Macuro, surrounded by palm trees and native vegetation lushus exclaimed curious and what should be the Garden of Eden., Paradise. There were many indegenous groups who inhabited this region of vast mountains, deserts, plains and forests that eventually came together under the name of Venezuela.
In terms of geographical diversity, Venezuela is privileged. It is the beach paradise of the Caribbean. It is also an Andean country, with snowcapped peaks. It is a jungle nation, inhabited by the Yanomami Indians and primitive exotic wildlife. It is a land with the longest coats line in the Caribbean, the tallest waterfall in the world and Maracaibo, the continent's largest lake, and this on top of the largest oil deposits in the world.
Although the geography of Venezuela is in many ways more hospitable to Peru where the Andes are more powerful, Brazil, where the forest is much more vast, and Argentina, even when extreme temperatures ranging from tropical to subpolar, the sweetness of the landscape does not diminish its amazing beauty. Venezuela 's best known attributes can be your coast and islands. The Caribbean coast is a paradise of silky white sand lapped by turquoise waters in the shade of coconut palms tand. Its waves are the bath water warm throughout the year and most visitors make a beeline for popular beaches near Puerto La Cruz. Off the coast of swimming, surfing and is the capital of the sun is Margarita, the largest of Venezuela's 72 islands, many of which have good beaches, fishing and diving.
The pristine National Park Archipelago of Los Roques is located 150 km north of Caracas and is the largest marine park in the Caribbean. At the heart of the dazzling blue Caribbean Sea islands increase of 50 each with pristine beaches, turquoise lagoons and beautiful coral reefs. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful natural areas of Venezuela. Boat rentals, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing and fishing make this an ideal place for the sports fan of water. For those who just want to relax and enjoy the sun, also enjoy high standards of cuisine and accommodation of Bohemian.
Margarita is a Caribbean island of Venezuela, located in the northeast of Caracas, the capital of the country in a 35 minute flight or a couple of hours by ferry from Puerto La Cruz or Cumana. It is one of the most tourist places of Venezuela.
The highest waterfall in the world is rushing from the western flank of a ravine in central Auyantepuy. With a total height of 979m and 807m free fall is over 19 times higher than Niagara. The water from the top is fourteen seconds to get to the bottom. This trip to the highest waterfall in the world by boat presents a collage of lush jungle, rampant rapids, serene lakes and 700 native plant species.
The Orinoco Delta is a vast ecosystem of a spoiled about 25.00 km. Home to some 20,000 nomadic Warao Indians, these people live just for the water, traveling in canoes and have had very little contact with the outside world for more than 20,000 years. Birds in wildlife and the scenery is simply spectacular and encounters with wildlife, including river dolphins, jaguars, cougars, otters, anacondas, pythons, howler and capuchin monkeys, and prolific, including macaws, toucans, parrots, storks, kingfishers and woodpeckers are quite normal. The best way to interact with people of the Orinoco and the wildlife is by water, either by kayak or boat river.
Gran Sabana, El Mundo Perdido
The area known as La Gran Sabana is located in the southeastern corner of Venezuela on the border with Brazil and Guyana. In these mystical mountains reveal an abundance of waterfalls, natural springs and "Pemón" Indian villages. Highlight the opportunity to climb the highest peak tepuy of Roraima, where the mysterious moonscape plateau of Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Lost World."
National Park Mochima
Occupying nearly 1000sq km in eastern Venezuela, Mochima National Park covers an endless parade of white sand, palm Caribbean beaches, 32 islands and an important part of the coastal mountains adjacent. Trips to the offshore islands of one or more days kayaking, sailing yacht or motor boat practically guarantee interaction with the dolphins and the islands you will easily detect iguanas. Fishing, diving and snorkeling are excellent as is the seafood. Inside, abundant waterfalls, natural springs, caves and culture of Columbus first port of call, Cumana.
The vast virgin Amazon rain forest covers almost 200,000 square kilometers. These forests, rivers and savannas wide range of increasingly rare opportunity for real wildlife adventure. 22 indigenous ethnic groups and 680 different species of birds flourish in a crucible of cultures that coexist. A chance encounter with the "Yanomami Indians and explore 3 huge protected National Park.
Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida, Venezuela, is the capital of the municipality of Libertador and the state of Mérida, and is one of the major cities of the Venezuelan Andes. It was founded in 1558 as part of New Granada, but later became part of the Captaincy General of Venezuela, and has played an active role in the War of Independence.
Merida has more than 200,000 inhabitants and a metropolitan area with about 350,000 inhabitants. Is the main center for education and tourism in western Venezuela, the home of the prestigious Universidad de los Andes, and the location of the highest and second longest aerial tramway in the world.
Merida is at an altitude of about 1,600 meters (5,249 feet). The city sits on a plain in the Chama River valley, which runs from one extreme to another. The backdrop of the horizon of Merida is the country's highest peak, Pico Bolívar.