10 most famous tourist destinations all over Venezuela, South America
Venezuela is usually mentioned because of its beautiful girls, Caribbean beaches, the Andean range as well as inland dunes. However, there is definitely more to see in this beautiful country than just a few above attractions. We would like to provide you with its top 10 attractions in this article.
#10 Morrocoy National Park
Mangroves at Morrocoy National Park
In the easternmost coast of Falcon state and northwestern of Golfo Triste, in the west of Venezuela locates Morrocoy National Park. This park contains an area of mangroves and many islands from islets to medium one. In addition, it promises to amaze all of visitors with its coral reefs and tropical fish which are abundant in the waters near around.
Dolphin, sea turtle and even some coastal caimans living deep in the mangrove forest are several kinds of creatures that you should see firsthand when touring there. Besides, Morrocoy National Park is featured by the birds including pelican, flamingo, heron as well as sparse vegetation.
#9 Medanos de Coro National Park
The sand dunes at Medanos de Coro National Park
Medanos de Coro is well known for its sand dunes. The sand dunes, some of which can reach 40 meters (about 130 feet) in height, in the color of orange and yellow, are constantly transformed by the unrelenting wind. Compared to Morrocoy, however, it is a pity that there is few vegetation and wildlife to witness in Medanos de Coro.
#8 Mochima National Park
Mochima birds at Mochima National Park
If Morrocoy National Park is located in the west, Mochima National Park is placed in the opposite side - in the east, or to be more specific, on the northwestern coast of Venezuela. This national park is special since it is designated on the purpose of protecting the marine environment and montane forests of the Turimiquire Mountains.
Surroundings are several islands such as La Ciena Cove and Isla Cachicamo, which are nest to pelicans and dominated by dolphins, respectively. In fact, the park is also very popular among snorkelers and divers with its splendid underwater spots including three sinking ships discovery, etc.
#7 Isla Margarita
Kite-surfing at Isla Margarita
Isla Margarita, known as the largest island off the northeastern coast of Venezuela, is such a great beach. With more than 50 beaches spreading out on the coast, there are a lot of activities, the most popular of which are wind surfing and kite-surfing at Playa el Yaque. Actually, Isla Margarita is a popular holiday destination for Venezuelan due to free shopping at some ports.
#6 Mount Roraima
Hot springs on Mount Roraima in Venezuela
Mount Roraima is the highest peak of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. Located at an altitude of 2,810 meters, though most parts of Roraima belong to Venezuela’s territory, it also marks the point where Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana share border. However, in order to climb on the plateau, there is no way but starting from Venezuela. It is also the center of Canaima National Park, where geological formations dated back two billion years.
Visitors should consider the climate here because it rains almost every day on the plateau. In return, rainy weather brings the best living condition for some rare plants and animals.
#5 Merida Cable Car
Merida Cable Car at dawn
Called Teleférico in the native language, Merida Cable Car is a must-come attraction in Venezuela. Currently, it is the both highest and longest cable car system on Earth with the total length of approximately 12 kilometers and the height of 4,700 meters. The car is designed to pick up tourists and make several stops on the way for them to admire such breath-taking view of the landscape.
Golden sand on Choroni beach
Choroni is widely known as the finest Caribbean beach in Venezuela for a beautiful landscape and diverse ecosystem. Surrounding the beach is the National Park of Henri Pittier, which is the habitat of more than 500 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies and a variety of wildlife animals.
Meanwhile, Playa Grande, the main attraction in Choroni, dazzles its visitors with a golden sandy beach backed by the steep hills of the park. This stunning beauty combining with a wide range of natural communities should be a perfect destination for nature lovers.
#3 Los Roques
Crystal-clear water in Los Roques
Los Roques is founded in 1972 to protect and preserve the marine ecosystem. The archipelago consists of 350 islands, cays and islets in a total area of 40.61 square kilometers. It is the home of wide variety of seabirds and aquatic life. This diversity of wildlife species plus crystal-clear water made Los Roques become another natural paradise of Venezuela.
#2 Los Llanos
Birds flying in the sunset over Los Llanos
Another natural tourist attraction in the list is Los Llanos, a vast tropical grassland plain located between Venezuela and Columbia. The main river of the country, Orinoco, runs itself through the plain, attracting thousands of wildlife species in the dry seasons. As a result, Lo Llanos becomes a paradise to watch, observe and study natural animals, including several endangered species such as Orinoco Crocodile, capybaras, caimans.
#1 Angel Falls
The magnificent beauty of Angel Falls
Angel Falls has its original name of Kerepakupai Vena, which is falling from the highest peak in the local language. In fact, it is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall. Visiting the destination, tourists are able to admire the waterfall tumbling from a cleft near the summit of Auyán-tepu mountain into Devil’s Canyon, 979 meters below.
With 10 rated attractions, we hope that Venezuela, with its natural beauty, shall be included in your travel list in the near future.