Merida Travel Guide

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Merida Overview

Merida is a beautifully exotic paradise in the western half of Venezuela, south of Lake Maracaibo. Situated at the base of the Andes Mountains, this is the home for all adventure sports enthusiasts. The mild climate with average temps in the 60s(F)/18(C) provides for ideal conditions for anyone who enjoys mountaineering, canyoning, backpacking, hang-gliding, etc.

With beautiful sites and mountain tops surrounding the city, Merida is home to the largest cable car in the world. The highest point being Pico Bolivar at 4,981m. Additionally, home to the second largest university in Venezuela, it provides for a young student atmosphere.

While away from the major metropolis of Caracas and Maracaibo, this tucked away city is breathtaking not only for its beauty amidst the mountains, but for its locals and the culture that it brings. The dichotomy of adventure and relaxation this town brings forth is a must have for any top traveler.