Want to know Venezuela?
Visas: To enter the country requires a valid passport issued in the country of origin, visa from a consulate of Venezuela and / or tourist card and return ticket.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required to enter the country special.Those traveling to jungle areas or want more protection can be vaccinated against yellow fever, malaria, and cholera, after medical advice.
Climate: The climate of Venezuela is hot, but easily bearable. It is suggested to carry light clothing, but it's always good to include a sweater or light jacket, especially if traveling to the Andes.
Located just north of South America, Venezuela offers a vast range of possibilities to satisfy the most curious tourists. Beaches, mountains, plains, deserts and forests occupy the territory of an area of 916,445 km2
The country also has a strong service infrastructure that greatly facilitates tourism development, facilitating access and permanence of the visitor, such as five airports with facilities to receive international flights, a wide road network, a first-class hotels close to the four tourist hotels of various ranking and 1.600 motel-type facilities, accommodation and lodging, limited number still growing demand for international tourism. In this sense, the Venezuelan government is promoting policies that facilitate domestic and foreign investment in tourism projects and hotel developments, which will soon extend this offer.
Along with the development of tourism hospitality has increased tourism activities related to the enjoyment of the environmental diversity of our territory is and adventure tourism has found fertile ground for development in the jungles of the Orinoco, in the Andean mountains, in rivers and vast plains Llanos, large tracts of National Parks, over 15% of the territory, numerous caves and coral reefs of the islands, also provided for the development of adventure tourism and scientist.
Being a Caribbean country, also is Andean, Atlantic and Amazon.As a result, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) places Venezuela among the six most diverse of the American continent. Over 40% of the territory is under protected areas, refuges and wildlife reserves, natural monuments and forest reserves. There are 43 national parks and 20 natural monuments which occupy about 16% of the total area.
The climates are isothermal, ie do not exhibit major differences in average monthly temperatures. Annual rainfall determine the existence of two seasons: rainy season or winter (May to October) and dry season or summer (November to April). However, maintaining a temperate climate and in Caracas, capital of the Republic, it is always spring.
Tourism in Venezuela has grown considerably in recent decades, particularly because of its favorable geographical position, varied landscapes, rich flora and fauna, cheerful and friendly temperament of its people, artistic expression and its privileged climate , which affords each region (especially the beaches) throughout the year.
From west to east, the country with three thousand (3,000) miles of Caribbean beaches, tropical sun, white sand, red or silver. Lonely places frequented or territories. A calm and tranquil waters, others with huge waves. They are ideal places for water sports. Many of these beaches are located within protected areas, such as the National Park and National Park Mochima Paria Peninsula (Sucre State), Morrocoy National Park (Falcon state), and the Parque Nacional Henri Pittier (Aragua State) .
The Venezuelan Caribbean offers 311 islands and islets of unsurpassed beauty.For its size, highlighting the island of Margarita, the largest of three islands forming the Nueva Esparta State, and National Park Los Roques, the only coral atoll in the South Caribbean.
The mountainous landscape offers variety of different types of weather, particularly in the Andean region, where there are high peaks, numerous lakes, beautiful valleys and plateaus where they are placed a number of picturesque villages.
The Pico Espejo de la Sierra Nevada, is one of the attractions, as the cable car in Merida, the highest in the world, enables accessibility. In the east of the country highlights the natural beauty offered by the Cueva del Guacharo (Monagas State). To the south, in Bolivar State, highlight the Guayana Shield, the oldest orogenic formation of the planet known as "desert island", which highlights the table mountains.One of them, Auyantepuy holds the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls or Churúm Meru, of 979 meters.
Los Llanos is the lowland region, located in the central lowlands of the country between the Andes, the Cordillera de la Costa and the Guayana Shield, where the tourist will find an unforgettable nature adventure: fauna, flora and a rich culture represented in music and dance joropo and passage. Large rivers cross the vast savannas, which are pastures, lakes and estuaries morichales.
Geomorphological reasons, are divided into Llanos Orientales (Anzoategui and Monagas), where the predominant relief tables; Central Plains (United Guarico and Cojedes), with hills and ridges, Western Plains (United Portuguesa and Barinas) and Southern (Apure State ) with low elevations.
Forest and savannah
Venezuelan jungle nature is much more than beautiful landscapes for recreation. Lung is an extraordinary plant and a valuable and vast reserves of fresh water. It is also the habitat of countless species of plants and animals, as well as the large reservoir of mineral wealth. On the other hand, is home to more than a dozen indigenous ethnic groups, each with its own ancient language and culture. The Amazon Rainforest, which covers nearly 20% of Venezuelan territory, with rushing rivers that make up two international river basins: Orinoco and Amazon, unique gene bank to extraordinary reserves of natural resources.