Top 10 places to visit:
- Los Roques
Sun-drenched beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, and modest development with no high-rise hotels, are what draw travelers to this beautiful chain of islands 160 kilometers north of the central coast of Venezuela. The archipelago is Los Roques National Park, but most people refer to the area simply as Los Roques. This is where people come to escape from busy streets, mega resorts, and flocks of tourists. The small seaside fishing village of Gran Roque, on the island of the same name, is the main settlement, with single storey homes painted in the typical bright colors seen throughout Venezuela. The buildings stretch out along the beachfront, which seems to go on forever. One of the highlights for many visitors is the little island of Cayo de Agua. Reached by boat, this is one of Venezuela's most beautiful beaches, with shallow turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
2. Salto Angel
Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world, and, for many, it is also the most stunning. Its glistening waters spill from the rim of an ancient sandstone tepui (table-topped mountain) into a freefall of nearly one kilometre (0.6 miles) before crashing into a pool. Double rainbows can often be seen in the spray-drenched air above. Located in Canaima National Park, 600km (373 miles) south of Ciudad Bolívar, the waterfall is a sacred site for the local indigenous people
Canaima National Park covers three million hectares and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is usually associated with Angel Falls and the area around the town of Canaima, but this is actually only a small area of the vastly diverse park. The park also encompasses the high plateau of La Gran Sabana and includes more than 100 tepuis (table top mountains), which rise more than 1,000 meters above the savannahs. A trip through the Gran Sabana and Canaima National Park is a unique experience and does not necessarily even need to be combined with a trip to Angel Falls, particularly during the dry season.
Marvel at the eerie majesty of Mount Roraima, the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. Spanning the borders of neighbouring Brazil and Guiana, Roraima is the tallest of the Gran Sabana's tepuis (table-topped mountains). Its sheer rock faces are pierced by graceful waterfalls and its ancient crags are lined with endemic, insect-eating plants. Adventure companies take organized treks up Roraima, a challenging but thrilling expedition requiring a minimum of five days.
Quebrada de Jaspe; in the local aboriginal language Kako Parú) is the name of a river and a series of cascades and waterfalls in Venezuela. The name jasper is derived from the fact that the water flows over a smooth bedrock of mostly red and black jasper
Isla de Margarita is one of the more developed beach destinations in Venezuela. Lying approximately 40 kilometers north of the mainland, this is one of Venezuela's major tourist destinations for sun seekers. The island's main attractions are the beautiful soft sand beaches, which are popular with both foreigners and Venezuelans. Many charter flights fly directly to Isla Margarita from a variety of international destinations, but it's also possible to take a ferry to the island from Puerto La Cruz on the mainland.
The gateway to the Andes, you should visit this city because I was born there. It is a quaint city that is home to the highest point in the Andes Mountains in Venezuela: Pico Bolivar (still not the reason why you should visit). The city has perfect weather year round as it lies in a valley and is known as a university city with plenty of nightlife (nope still not the reason). The highest cable car in the world? Nope still not it. Great outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, waterfalls, and a plentiful forrest? Nope. You should visit Merida because it is awesome. That’s it.
Sand in the tropics? Really? YES! Many people don’t even know that the sand dunes exist in Venezuela. The dunes are just north of the small town called Coro which is an incredible place to see Spanish colonial architecture in its true form. Is there anything else to do in Coro you ask? Not so much. The sand dunes are in constant movement as they are created by the trade winds coming from West. The Mesquite plant’s root systems catch retain massive quantities of sand stopping the flow of the wind.
9. Le Jacuzzi
The capital, Caracas, is a modern metropolis set in the foothills of the Ávila range. Besides a fabulously varied culinary landscape, a vibrant cultural life and throbbing nightlife scene, the city also boasts an array of world-class museums. The city is one of South America’s most dangerous, but it offers a loud and brash welcome for first-time visitors, most of whom escape to the countryside’s gentler attractions after a couple of days.
Venezuelan literature can be traced to pre-Hispanic times with the myths and oral literature that formed the cosmogonic view of the world that indigenous people had. Some of these stories are still known in Venezuela. Like many Latin American countries, the Spanish conquerors have had the greatest effect on both the culture and the literature. The first written documents by the Spanish colonizers are considered to be the origin of Venezuela's written literature. This has included chronicles, letters, acts, etc.
Venezuela's first major writer was Andrés Bello. Venezuelan literature developed in the 19th century with the formation of Venezuela as a nation state and the political conflicts of the time between conservatives and liberals. Notable works include Venezuela Heroica (1881), by Eduardo Blanco, on the Venezuelan War of Independence.
In the 20th century, with the modernization and urbanization of Venezuela thanks to the economic boom provided by the petroleum, some of its finest writers were: Teresa de la Parra, Rómulo Gallegos, Arturo Uslar Pietri, Salvador Garmendia. Gallegos' Doña Bárbara (1929) was described in 1974 as "possibly the most widely known Latin American novel". The National Prize for Literature, awarded annually, was established in 1948, with Uslar Pietri the only writer to win twice in the first five decades.
Rafael Cadenas and Eugenio Montejo are among the best known poets of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
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