Highlights: The large lake in South America: Maracaibo Lake.
The highest waterfall in the world: Angel Falls.
The third largest river in Latin America: the Orinoco River.
The highest aerial cable car in the world: Mérida.
Political Division: 22 State, 1 Federal
District, and 72 islands.
VENEZUELA as a destination:
Venezuela is endowed with a legacy of spectacular natural riches. Large sweeping rivers, vast prairies of wetlands, known as
LOS LLANOS, the high Andean mountains, lush rainforests, endless beautiful beaches, the desert sand dunes and not to forget the famous table topped mountains - the
Tepuis.Fifteen percent (15 %) of Venezuela has been declared as National Park or National Monuments, to
protect the rich and pristine of our fauna and flora and so it will remain forever wild.
Along with the remarkable geographical diversity of Venezuela, you will meet the warm friendly people in a tropical climate. Always helpful and hospitable, the "Venezolanos" will make your visit a real pleasure.
Facts about Venezuela:
Geography – Beaches, Andean Mountains, Tepuis, hot plains, deserts, jungle and rainforest
Surface – 352,144 square miles or 912052 square km
Location – North part of South America, borders with the Caribbean Sea in the north, east with
Climate – Warm tropical climate, with an average temperature of 28ºC or 82ªF & low humidity
Beaches – 1.750 miles or 2.817 km of Caribbean cost plus 72 islands, most uninhabited
National Parks – 42 national parks, that covers approximately 15 % of the country
Common terms for accommodation
Room type: Single, double, triple
Posada: family styled guesthouse with small rooms, where tourists usually find personal attention
Campamento / Camp: A rustic shelter with accommodation from one to four persons per room.