Famous Venezuelan Sights
Located on the northern coast of South America is the Republic of Venezuela, country that is home to some of the most exotic locations and diverse landscapes in the world including tropical beaches, immense plains, gorgeous waterfalls, dense forests, some huge mountains and massive rivers.
In fact, Venezuela is among one of the most developed and urbanized countries in South America widely known for its rich wildlife diversity. Venezuela offers several interesting places for tourists to enjoy.
Caracas: Located on the north coast of Venezuela, the capital city of Caracas is a true representation of an urban jungle. Caracas is one of the oldest established cities in the country famous for its buildings built in colonial style of architecture. Some important places to visit in Caracas include the Plaza Bolivar, La Casa Natal de Simon Bolivar, Museo de Arte Colonial, University of Venezuela and Jardin Botanico. Located to the north of Caracas is the Avila Mountain that is highly recommended for hiking.
North Coast: Within 30 kilometers of Caracas, North Coast is 4,800-kilometer stretch of Caribbean coastline representing the most preferred travel destination for tourists. It has many beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts all along its coastline. The most popular area in this region is the Maiquetia. Other popular tourist places with beautiful beaches include Margarita Island, Macuto, Marbella, Naiguata, Carabelleda, Leguna and Oriaco. All these beaches are famous for an extensive range of water sports and fishing activities.
Canaima National Park located in the Gran Sabana range of Venezuela is another major tourist destination. This park is the gateway to Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfalls. Canaima National Park is known to house some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on Earth and include poison arrow frogs, giant anteaters, armadillos, three-toed sloths, pumas, tapirs, king vultures, blue-cheeked parrots, white bellbirds, great kiskadees among others.