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Venezuela - tourist guide for holidays

Venezuela is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Venezuela is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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Venezuela - the best places to see

Venezuela If you compare Venezuela with other countries of the world, you will see it is rather small country. Nevertheless there is a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • archipelago Los Roques - national park with coral islands with wonderful flora and fauna
  • Canaima national park (Gran Sabana + Tepuis + Angel waterfalls + indian villages)
  • Los Llanos - wonderful animal life
  • beach paradise Margarita Island
  • Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo)
  • charming mountain town of Mérida

Venezuela - useful information

Religion:
~ Roman Catholic: 95 %
~ Protestant: 2 %
~ other: 3 %
Religion - Venezuela
Venezuela: flagCapital: Caracas
Area: 912,050 km2
Number of inhabitants: 27,635,000
Currency: Bolívar fuerte, VEF, Bs
Language: Spanish
Time zone: GMT-4.5 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +58
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800, CDMA
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: English in tourist places
Serious travel risk: Armed skirmish at Columbian border, malaria in some areas
Voltage in electric network: 120 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Venezuela

Venezuela - Travellers Forum

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  What to do on Isla de Margarita
Isla de Margarita is well known for its beaches offering endless possibilities of kitesurfing and windsurfing. And bathing and just relaxing as well. But there is more. Not only night-life at Playa El Agua (probably the most popular beach on the island) but Restinga National Park as well - with quit
  Canaima park
Návštěvu národního parku Canaima opravdu vřele doporučuji. I když je tam svízelná doprava (z Venezuely v podstatě jen letecky - létají tam společnosti Avior a Rutaca - z Bolívaru a z Karakasu). (Z parku pak vedou silnice do Brazílie.) Nejjednodušší je asi zaplatit si organizovaný výlet, jako jsme to
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Venezuela - the map and typical itinerary

Venezuela - map
Itinerary 1: Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo) - days: 2, Los Llanos - wonderful animal life - days: 3, charming mountain town of Mérida - trekking - days: 3, Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo)
Itinerary 2: Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo) - days: 2, Canaima national park (Gran Sabana + Tepuis + Angel waterfalls + indian villages) - days: 3, archipelago Los Roques - national park with coral islands with wonderful flora and fauna - trekking + relaxation at sea - days: 3, Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo)
Itinerary 3: Caracas - located among forested hills (Concejo Municipal + La Casa Amarilla + El Capitolio + El Hatillo) - days: 2, Los Llanos - wonderful animal life - days: 3, archipelago Los Roques - national park with coral islands with wonderful flora and fauna - trekking - days: 3, beach paradise Margarita Island - relaxation at sea - days: 4
Itinerary 4: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolVenezuela offers medium level of prices. It is hardly a destination for very cheap holidays, but for reasonable prices you can get reasonable quality. If you want cheap holidays, we recommend you to go to some countries in south-eastern Asia.
  • Cheap accommodation: $8
  • Medium accommodation: $22
  • Expensive accommodation: $80
  • Cheap meal: $2
  • Medium meal: $5
  • Expensive meal: $10
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Venezuela on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Venezuela may have different names in different languages. For example Venezuela, Venezuela, Le Venezuela, Venezuela. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a country on the northern coast of South America. The country comprises a continental mainland and numerous islands located off the Venezuelan coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela possesses borders with Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north, off the Venezuelan coast. Falling within the tropics, Venezuela sits close to the equator, in the Northern Hemisphere. A former Spanish colony, which has been an independent republic since 1821, Venezuela holds territorial disputes with Guyana, largely concerning the Essequibo area, and with Colombia concerning the Gulf of Venezuela. In 1895, after the dispute over the Guyana border flared up, it was submitted to a neutral commission, which in 1899 decided it mostly in Guyana's favour. Today, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is known widely for its petroleum industry, the environmental diversity of its territory, and its natural features. Venezuela is considered to be among the world's 17 most biodiverse countries. Venezuela is among the most urbanized countries in Latin America; the vast majority of Venezuelans live in the cities of the north, especially in the capital Caracas which is also the largest city. Other major cities include Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay, Barquisimeto, Ciudad Guayana and the popular tourist city of Mérida. Venezuela is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
Wikipedia

Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president since 1999, seeks to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purports to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking globalization and undermining regional stability. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples.
CIA The World Factbook
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