Venezuela Travel Guide

Browse 59 travel reviews, 150 travel blogs and 3,514 travel photos from real travelers to Venezuela.

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You probably haven't heard much positive about Venezuela recently, which makes the sheer beauty and welcoming stance of locals often something of a surprise. What the news channels fail to feature are Venezuela’s lengthy Andean peaks and extensive piece of Caribbean coastline (the longest, in fact, found in any individual nation). It’s a country of colorful cities and impressive natural sites, which combine to make off-the-beaten-track Venezuela a surprisingly appetizing travel option.

If there’s one site you have to see, it is Angel Falls. At 979 meters (16 times the height of Niagara), the huge waterfall is still relatively unaltered by tourism, and occupies an impressive natural spot that makes it all the more special to visit. If you’re into your natural sites, Roraima, a huge, lunar-like flat-topped mountain with a bizarre selection of plant life and pink sand beaches to be found at its peak, is another must-make trip. The short drive from Maracay to Puerto Colombia takes you through lush, dramatic scenery, while dropping in on the piranhas and anacondas of Los Llanos will have horror movie lovers’ hearts in their mouths.

The Caribbean, of course, is a huge draw, too. You can do it in style on the Isla de Margarita, where resorts and shopping are as ever-present as the clear blue seas, or head for the less crowded corners in destinations like Parque Nacional Mochima, where you can dive amongst deep bays or sip sugar cane cocktails and dark rum on the astonishing beaches. The seaside town of Coro is probably the best place to see the urban side of Venezuela (though capital Caracas is also intriguing, if far from pretty), as a town crammed full of low-level, pastel-shaded colonial architecture that gives an alluring small-but-special vibe.

Then, of course, there are the lush, steamy depths of the Venezuelan Amazon, covered boats out to ramshackle offshore stilted houses, and even advanced climbing up to the snow capped Andean peaks. Venezuela’s not a typical South American traveler resort, but put aside your preconceptions about the local political climate, and it does have as much to offer as most.

Caracas #1 most popular location
Regardless of the perceptions one may hear about Caracas, when you first set sight on this beautiful mountainous city, you can only be put in awe of the transcendent nature of the lights and …
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Merida #2 most popular location
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 enthu…
10travelers 16reviews 23blogs
Ciudad Bolivar #3 most popular location
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Playa El Agua #4 most popular location
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Maracaibo #5 most popular location
Maracaibo is situated on Lake Maracaibo on the Western half of Venezuela. It is considered the Oil capital of Venezuela due to the vast number of production plants and refineries. Located…
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Isla de Margarita #6 most popular location
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Porlamar #7 most popular location
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Puerto La Cruz #8 most popular location
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Canaima #9 most popular location
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Isla Margarita #10 most popular location
Margarita Island (Spanish: Isla Margarita or Isla de Margarita) is the largest island of the Nueva Esparta state in Venezuela. The state also contains two other smaller islands: Coche and Cu…
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Maracay #11 most popular location
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Santa Elena #12 most popular location
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Chichiriviche #13 most popular location
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Puerto Ordaz #14 most popular location
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margarita island #15 most popular location
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Cumana #16 most popular location
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Los Roques #17 most popular location
Los Roques is an island-archipelago and has the most beautiful water, sky and beach colors in South America and the Carribean. It is a collection of about 300 small islets, the biggest one is…
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Santa Fe #18 most popular location
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Anaco #19 most popular location
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Santa Elena de Uairen #20 most popular location
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Los Llanos #21 most popular location
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Roraima #22 most popular location
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Juangriego #23 most popular location
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Angel Falls #24 most popular location
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Puerto Colombia #25 most popular location
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Orinoco #26 most popular location
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Margarita #27 most popular location
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Cuidad Bolivar #28 most popular location
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Barcelona #29 most popular location
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San Cristobal #30 most popular location
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Gran Sabana #31 most popular location
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Colonia Tovar #32 most popular location
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Las Trincheras #33 most popular location
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Playa Colorada #34 most popular location
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El Pauji #35 most popular location
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Isle Marguerita #36 most popular location
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Guaniamo #37 most popular location
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Morrocoy #38 most popular location
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Guiria #39 most popular location
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Santa Helena #40 most popular location
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El Playón #41 most popular location
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Caicara cel Orinoco #42 most popular location
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San Juan de Manapiare #43 most popular location
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Rio Caribe #44 most popular location
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santa barbara #45 most popular location
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Para Falls #46 most popular location
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Sucre #47 most popular location
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Parque Nacional Morocoy #48 most popular location
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Kama Meru #49 most popular location
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El Dorado #50 most popular location
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