Amazon Jungle of South America contains a rich variety of flora and fauna. The hundreds of millions of years old Amazon Jungle of Venezuela attracts a great number of tourists from all over the world.
The climate makes the atmosphere hot and humid with heavy rainfall through out the year. Amazon Jungle in Venezuela is the largest tropical rain forest of the world. It is the store house of greenery and wild animals.
Andes is one of the most beautiful regions of Venezuela. It is known to be one of the administrative areas of Venezuela, which is going through a rapid phase of development.
Angel Falls, located in the Guayana highlands is the highest waterfall in Venezuela. Starting from Auyantepui at a height of 979 meters, it falls into the Devil's Canyon. Angel Falls Venezuela was named after Jimmy Angel, an American aviator in 1937.
Canaima National Park
Conserving some of the rare species of plants and animals and exhibiting some of the most picturesque sites in the country, the Canaima National Park has an expanse of 7.4 million acres.
Caribbean coast is marked with white sandy beaches, ancient cities, tropical rain forests and high mountains. Caribbean coastline begins from the peninsula of Paria, the region that was discovered by Christopher Columbus. The Caribbean coast consists of almost 72 small islands.
Cueva del Guacharo National Park is one of the must visit parks of Venezuela, which is situated at a convenient distance from the Caripe City. Cueva del Guacharo National Park of Venezuela remains flocked with tourists at all times in a year. Guacharo Cave is the prime attraction of Cueva del Guacharo National Park. Guacharo Cave is a large cave, which houses thousands of oil birds in it. In fact, this cave is considered to be the largest oil bird cave in the country. Countless Oil birds perch inside the cave. Oil Birds, also known as Guacharos, are vegetarian birds with really long wings, inhabit the first section or chamber of the cave. The beauty of the oil bird cave of Cueva del Guacharo National Park also lies in its astounding rock patterns, some of which are names as Pisa, Moses and Piano. There are also huge galleries in this cave. Thus, this cave is one of the chief attractions of Cueva del Guacharo National Park. Humboldt Museum situated at the entrance of this oil bird cave, offers relevant information about the national park as a whole, and the cave.
Cuquenan Falls, also known as Kukenaam is one of the highest Waterfalls of Venezuela. It is amongst the ten highest free leaping waterfalls of the world. The Cuquenan Falls Venezuela drop from a height of 2000 feet. The accumulated water adds to the volume of the Arabopo river, which originates on the Cuquenan Plateau at Mata Hui near the borders of Brazil and Venezuela. The rich beauty of the nature is preserved to the greatest extent and thus Cuquenan Falls of Venezuela is a great attraction among the tourists visiting Venezuela from all over the world.
Henri Pittier Park
Created in 1937, Henri Pittier National Park is the very first national park of Venezuela. Henri Pittier National Park is situated in the states of Aragua and Caraboba and has a small section of the Caribbean Sea on its northern boundary. This park was initially known as Rancho Grande and was renamed as Henri Pittier National Park in 1953. The total area covered by this park is estimated to be 107,800 hectares.
Henri Pittier National Park is also characterized by great natural diversity. Being located in one of the most important zone of the Tropical Andes, there are a number of elevations in this park, which allow different types of vegetation to grow in its different parts. There is a Cloud Forest around the Ranch Grande Biological Station. The deciduous or semi-deciduous forest of Henri Pittier National Park is characterized by cotton silk tree, fig tree, bucarem palomaria and tara amarila. Some parts of the park favor the growth of Savanna type of vegetation while others favor the growth of mangroves. Thorny bushes such as cactus are also seen in few parts of the park.
Henri Pittier National Park is one of the richest wildlife sanctuaries of Venezuela, and the visitors are simply awed by the great variety of animals that they can sight here. There are almost 148 species of mammals in Henri Pittier National Park, which include different types of bats, howling monkeys and rodents. Bird watching is one of the most loved tourist activities in this park. This is because Henri Pittier National Park, Venezuela is the haven of almost 582 bird species. 38 species of amphibians and 95 species of reptiles are also found in this park of Venezuela.
Lake Valencia, which is known as Lago de Valencia in Spanish, is one of the most important and largest natural lakes of Venezuela. This lake of Venezuela is situated in the States of Carabobo and Aragua. Lake Valencia lies in the Cordillera de la Costa basin. The total area of Lake Valencia is 350 square kilometers which makes it the second largest lake of Venezuela.Lake Valencia was formed almost millions of years ago through the process of faulting and damming of the river named Valencia. According to the Peeters, this lake was formed through four different evolutionary phases. Another important fact about this lake is that it had remained completely dry during many important phases of its evolution.
Llanos Los is a tropical grassland that exhibits some of the most beautiful species of plants and animals. The Llanos Los Venezuela is inhabited by a total of 100 species of mammals and 300 species of birds. The beauty of the grassland is further enhanced by the crisscrossing contours of the Orinoco river cutting through the vast expanse.
Los Roques is located in the Caribbean Sea and is situated 168 kilometers towards the north of La Guaira. It was declared as a national park in the year 1972. The pristine color of the water and the comely surroundings prove to be an ideal recline for the tourists in Venezuela. Los Roques is an archipelago of over 50 islands. The most important among them is the El Gran Roque, which is most densely populated. The city proves to be the gateway to Los Roques since it also has an airport.
The blue azure of the sea, the white sandy beaches and the green regalia of the island archipelago stand in complete contrast to each other. The spectral display of the three biomes prove to be a happy invitation for the tourists to the place. Places like Dos Mesquises and Cayo de Agua, with their isolation and untapped natural beauty prove to be a haven for honeymooners.
Margarita Island, one of the most important tourist spots in Venezuela Vacation is located off the North Coast of this South American nation. It is situated North East of Caracas, which is the capital city of Venezuela. A thirty five minutes flight or a couple of hours by ferry leads to Margarita Island of Venezuela from Puerto La Cruz or Cumana. La Ilsa Margarita is also known as the "Pearl of Caribbean" and is situated at a distance of 38 kilometers from the mainland of Venezuela.
Marida Cable Car
Marida Cable Car is the longest and the highest cable car in the world. Cable Car is based in a beautiful city of Venezuela, Merida and its main operational point is in Pico Espejo. Marida Cable Car is officially allocated to the Ministry of Tourism of Venezuela. The total length that is covered by Marida Cable Car measures around 12.5 km and this is divided into four separate sections. The first track of Marida Cable Car stretches from the Barinitas Station to the La Montana Station. Tourists traveling through this section can savor the true beauty of Merida City. The second and third sections of Marida Cable Car serve La Aguada Station and Loma Redonda Station respectively. And the very last route of Marida Cable Car runs up to the Pico Espejo.
Mochima National Park
Mochima National Park was created in the year 1973, and is located in the northeastern part of Venezuela, in Anzoategui and Sucre. This park of Venezuela is mainly made of Cenozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rocks and was created with a special purpose. Mochima National Park in Venezuela was formed for the preservation of the montane forest that lies in the Turimiquire Range and also the marine regions of Venezuela, which are based in the eastern coastal part of the country.Mochima National Park is created over an area of 94,935 hectares and its landscape is marked with great geographical diversity. There are three separate geographical regions in this park, which are easily distinguishable. The three regions or zones of Mochima National Park are the West Zone, the East Zone and the Continental Zone. Flora and Fauna of Mochima National Park.
Playa El Yaque
Playa El Yaque is one of the most beautiful beaches of Venezuela, which is situated in Margarita, an important Caribbean island of the country. In Margarita, Playa El Yaque lies on the northeastern part of Caracas. Tourists fly to this beautiful beach all through the year. The sea over which this beach borders on is shallow and its crystal clear water remains warm. This beach is covered with white sand, where the visitors lie for hours and savor its natural beauty. Playa El Yaque, Venezuela is one of the best destinations in the world for the wind surfers. Wind surfing in the sea of Playa El Yaque proves to be exhilarating and exiting. The shallow water and the calmness of the sea allow the surfers to enjoy on their own. Reaching this beach is very easy as because it lies within a short distance from the airport. Due to the popularity of Playa El Yaque among the tourists, especially among the wind surfers, a number of hotels have cropped up here.
Playa Puerto Cruz
Playa Puerto Cruz is one of the most popularly visited beaches of Venezuela. Playa Puerto Cruz is situated in the northern coastal region of Margarita, which is one of the most beautiful islands of Venezuela. It lies near Pedro Gonzalez. This beach lies close to some of the other beautiful Margarita Beaches such as Playa el Agua to Playa Caribe Playa Puerto Cruz, Venezuela measures almost 1 km in its length and remains covered with white sand. There are a number of sand dunes in this beach. Wind blows with great velocity in Playa Puerto Cruz. So, visitors can enjoy jet skiing and para sailing during their memorable vacation in this beach. Playa Puerto Cruz is also considered to be good for wind surfing.
Rio Orinoco is one of the largest rivers in South America. River Orinoco originates from the bordering regions of southern Venezuela. The actual length of the river is between 2,410 to 2,735 km. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Venezuela. Rio Orinoco river is famous for its beauty and calmness.
Sierra Nevada National Park
Sierra Nevada National Park occupies a surface area of 1, 067 square miles and was established in the year 1952. It is situated in the Cordillera de Marida in the Andes Mountains, a portion of which is located in Marida and Barinas estados. The Bolivar peak, which is the highest point in Venezuela is situated in this national park. Home to some of the exquisite scenery, the park vicinity is a happy invitation to tourists as well as scientists.
|TOURIST ATTRACTIONS LOCATION|
|Angel Falls||Gransabana, Bolivar|
|Margarita island||Nueva Esparta|
|Los Roques Archipelago||Federal Dependencies|
|Calle Los Llanos||Valle De La Pascua, Guarico|
|Canaima National Park||Gransabana, Bolivar|
|Morrocoy National Park||Falcon, Silva|
|Mochima National Park||Sucre|
|Cueva del Guacharo National Park||Caripe, Monagas|
|Museo Bolivariano||Avenida Sur 1, Caracas|
|El Zanjon Park||Calle Amor Patrio, Bolivar|
|Isla El Gran Roque||Federal Dependencies|
|Iglesia de San Francisco||Calle Zamora, Coro|