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VENEZUELA TRAVEL GUIDE

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago. To the northwest are the Andes Mountains and the colonial town of Mérida, a base for visiting Sierra Nevada National Park. Caracas, the capital, is to the north.

 

Venezuela is home to the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls and the second-longest river in South America, the Orinoco. It also has the longest coastline on the Caribbean sea. Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and also has vast untapped reserves of natural gas. Ecologically, Venezuela is considered among the 20 Megadiverse countries of the planet; more than 40% of its national territory is covered by protected areas.

 

Venezuela is currently in a state of widespread civil, economic, and political crisis. Most governments in the world have advised against all travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, widespread shortages in basic goods (medicine, food, drinking water), and arbitrary arrest and detention of foreigners.

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  • Capital: Caracas
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Bolivar Soberano (VES) US dollar (USD)
  • Area: 912,050 km²
  • Population: 28,87 million (2018)
  • Language: Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects
  • Religion:Nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%
  • Electricity: 120V, 60Hz (US plug)

 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT VENEZUELA

Venezuela's location perched 8° above the equator, means it generally enjoys a balmy warm climate. Temperatures don't fluctuate wildly, hovering between 26°C and 28°C and making the country something of an all year round destination. The coastal regions on the Caribbean feel balmiest, and the lowland areas also enjoy a tropical climate. The main factor in temperature variance is altitude. The mountainous Andean regions are significantly cooler, and temperatures can drop to around 9°C.

 

  • Venezuela's rainy season runs from May to December. During this period, there is the possibility of flooding in certain low-lying areas, such as the Llanos and in some valleys of the Andes.
  • The dry season is from December to April, with January and February being the coolest months, and July and August being the warmest.

 

The best time to visit the Andes mountains is from October to May, before the rains come in June. Venezuela's weather is quite changeable, and even during the dry season there's always a chance of rain. If you're up in the northern mountainous region, you're likely to encounter a good few downpours.

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Venezuela is renowned for its stunning beaches, with crystal-clear waters and soft, sandy shores that attract visitors from around the world. 


Among the most celebrated is Cayo de Agua, known for its picturesque sandbanks and vibrant marine life, making it a top choice for beachgoers and nature enthusiasts alike. Another gem is Playa El Agua, boasting clear waters and clean sands, though visitors are advised to be cautious due to its strong currents. 


For those seeking adventure, Playa el Yaque is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to its consistent winds. Additionally, the Morrocoy National Park offers a variety of beautiful beaches, including Cayo Sombrero, with its diverse beaches facing both the open ocean and tranquil bays. 


The beaches in Venezuela are best enjoyed during the dry season from November to April. Be sure to check out Los Roques, Margarita Island and Playa Colorada for great beach destinations.

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VENEZUELA TRAVEL COSTS

The cost of traveling to Venezuela can vary significantly depending on several factors such as your point of departure, the time of year you plan to travel, your accommodation preferences, and your travel style. However, I can provide you with some general estimates:

  • The cost of flights can vary greatly depending on where you're flying from and the time of booking. Generally, flights to Venezuela from North America or Europe can range from a few hundred to over a thousand dollars round trip.

  • Accommodation costs can vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Budget travelers might find hostels or guesthouses for as low as $10-$20 per night, while mid-range hotels can range from $40-$100 per night. Luxury hotels may cost considerably more.

  • Food and Dining prices can vary depending on where you eat. Street food and local eateries can offer affordable options, while dining in upscale restaurants will be more expensive. Budgeting around $10-$20 per day for meals is a reasonable estimate for moderate travelers.

  • Local transportation within cities can be affordable, with options like buses, taxis, and motorcycle taxis (known as "moto-taxis"). If you plan to travel between cities, bus fares can vary based on distance. Renting a car might be an option, but it could be more expensive due to factors like fuel costs and insurance.

  • The cost of activities and excursions will vary depending on what you choose to do. Some attractions may have entrance fees, while guided tours and adventure activities will have their own costs.

  • Currency Exchange: Venezuela has experienced significant economic challenges, including hyperinflation, which can affect the cost of goods and services. It's essential to keep this in mind and be prepared for potential fluctuations in prices.

Additionally, it's crucial to consider the current situation in Venezuela, including any travel advisories or safety concerns. Always check the latest information from reliable sources before planning your trip.


TRAVEL BUDGET FOR VENEZUELA

Venezuela's currency has been in a period of double-digit inflation for the past several years, and has now reached a period of hyperinflation, so keep in mind that any information you see from tour guides or blogs regarding prices quoted in VES and exchange rates will probably be hopelessly out of date, even if it was published only in the last few months. For most things, prices quoted in US dollars from old guides are, however, likely to still be approximately the same when converted using the informal exchange rate. Most Venezuelans will advise that you not even think about coming to visit unless you have a local friend in the country who can help you navigate the currency system.


Either way, here's a sample daily budget breakdown for traveling to Venezuela:

  • Accommodation: Budget option (hostel or guesthouse): $10 - $20 per night, Mid-range hotel: $40 - $100 per night, Luxury hotel: $100+ per night.

  • Food and Dining: Breakfast (at a local café): $3 - $5, Lunch (local restaurant or street food): $5 - $10, Dinner (mid-range restaurant): $10 - $20, Total per day: $18 - $35

  • Transportation: Public transportation (buses, metro, taxis): $1 - $5 per day, Intercity buses (depending on distance): $5 - $20, Total per day: $6 - $25

  • Activities and Excursions: Entrance fees to attractions: $1 - $10, Guided tours or activities: $10 - $50, Total per day: $10 - $60

  • Miscellaneous: Water and snacks: $5 - $10, Souvenirs or other purchases: Variable, Total per day: $5 - $20

Adding up these estimates, a daily budget range for a moderate traveler in Venezuela could be around $40 - $140 per day. However, it's essential to note that these are rough estimates, and actual expenses may vary based on individual preferences, travel style, and unforeseen circumstances. 


Additionally, considering the economic situation in Venezuela, it's wise to have some flexibility in your budget to account for any unexpected changes in prices or availability of goods and services.

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TRAVEL TIPS FOR VENEZUELA

  • Check Travel Advisories: Before planning your trip, check the latest travel advisories and safety information from your government's foreign affairs department or reputable travel websites. Stay informed about any potential risks or concerns.

  • Currency Considerations: Venezuela has experienced hyperinflation, leading to a volatile currency exchange situation. It's advisable to bring US dollars or euros in cash and exchange them at official exchange offices (known as "casas de cambio") or banks. Be cautious when using ATMs, and be aware that credit card acceptance may be limited.

  • Safety Precautions: While most areas of Venezuela are generally safe for tourists, it's essential to stay vigilant, especially in urban areas. Avoid displaying valuables openly and be cautious in crowded places. Stay informed about local news and follow the advice of locals and authorities.

  • Health Precautions: Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, including evacuation in case of emergencies. Consider getting vaccinations or preventive medications recommended for travelers to Venezuela, such as those for typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and yellow fever.

  • Stay Flexible: Be prepared for potential changes in your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances, such as political protests, transportation strikes, or fuel shortages. Have backup plans in place and maintain flexibility with your itinerary.

  • Language: While Spanish is the official language of Venezuela, English may not be widely spoken outside of tourist areas. Consider learning some basic Spanish phrases to help you communicate with locals, or bring a translation app or phrasebook.

  • Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and theft. Ensure the policy includes coverage for the specific activities you plan to undertake, such as adventure sports or hiking.

  • Respect Local Customs: Familiarize yourself with Venezuelan customs and etiquette. Respect local traditions, dress modestly, and ask for permission before taking photos of people or religious sites.

  • Pack Essentials: Pack essential items such as sunscreen, insect repellent, reusable water bottles with a purifier, and any prescription medications you may need. Venezuela's tropical climate means you should also bring lightweight clothing, a hat, and rain gear.

  • Connect with Locals: Engage with locals to gain insights into Venezuelan culture, cuisine, and daily life. Be open-minded and respectful in your interactions, and you may discover hidden gems off the beaten path.


GETTING AROUND VENEZUELA

In Venezuela, there are several options for local transportation, though the availability and reliability of these options can vary depending on the region and the current situation in the country. Here are some of the common modes of local transport in Venezuela:

  • Public buses are a primary mode of transportation in cities and towns throughout Venezuela. These buses range from large urban buses to smaller minibusses known as "por puesto" or "carritos." They are usually affordable but can be crowded, especially during peak hours.

  • Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, has a metro system known as the Caracas Metro. It provides a relatively efficient way to travel within the city and its suburbs. The metro system consists of several lines that connect different parts of the city.

  • Taxis are readily available in urban areas and can be hailed on the street or booked through ride-hailing apps. Make sure to negotiate the fare before starting your journey, as taxis may not always use meters.

  • Motorcycle taxis, locally known as "moto-taxis," are a common sight in many Venezuelan cities and towns. They provide a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to navigate through traffic, especially in areas where larger vehicles may struggle to maneuver.

  • Colectivos are shared vans or minibusses that operate on fixed routes, similar to buses but often run by private companies or individuals. They can be a more flexible option for reaching destinations not served by regular bus routes.

  • While Venezuela used to have a passenger train network, its operations have significantly declined in recent years. 

  • Renting a car can provide more flexibility, especially for exploring rural areas or regions with limited public transportation. However, be prepared for challenging driving conditions, including poor road quality and erratic traffic patterns.

  • In smaller towns or neighborhoods, walking can be a pleasant way to explore the surroundings and immerse yourself in the local culture. Just be mindful of safety, especially at night or in less populated areas.

When using local transportation in Venezuela, it's essential to keep safety in mind, be vigilant of your surroundings, and stay informed about any potential risks or travel advisories. Additionally, be prepared for possible disruptions or changes in transportation services due to the country's economic and political situation.


REGIONS & HIGHLIGHTS OF VENEZUELA

Venezuela is a country of remarkable natural beauty and diverse landscapes, offering visitors a wide range of attractions to explore. Here are some of the main regions worth visiting in Venezuela and their highlights:


Andes Region:

  • Mérida: Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," Mérida is a charming Andean city surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Highlights include the Mérida Cable Car (the world's highest and longest cable car), the colonial Old Town, and nearby outdoor adventures such as hiking, paragliding, and visiting páramo ecosystems.

  • Los Andes National Park: This national park encompasses a vast area of the Andean mountain range and is home to diverse flora and fauna, including the iconic páramo vegetation. Visitors can explore hiking trails, encounter high-altitude lakes, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

The Caribbean Coast:

  • Isla Margarita: One of Venezuela's most popular tourist destinations, Isla Margarita boasts beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and duty-free shopping opportunities. Visitors can relax on Playa El Agua, explore historic sites like Fortín La Galera, or indulge in water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

  • Los Roques Archipelago National Park: A pristine marine park consisting of numerous coral islands and cays, Los Roques is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, and beach lovers. The crystal-clear waters teem with colorful marine life, and visitors can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, and island hopping.

The Llanos (Plains):

  • Los Llanos: This vast region of tropical grasslands and wetlands is home to an abundance of wildlife, including caimans, capybaras, anacondas, and a variety of bird species. Visitors can embark on wildlife safaris, horseback riding excursions, and birdwatching tours to observe the region's rich biodiversity.

  • Hato Cedral Wildlife Refuge: One of Venezuela's premier wildlife destinations, Hato Cedral offers opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, including jaguars, giant anteaters, and Orinoco crocodiles.

The Orinoco Delta:

  • This vast delta region, formed by the Orinoco River as it empties into the Atlantic Ocean, is a labyrinth of waterways, mangrove forests, and remote indigenous villages. Visitors can explore the delta by boat, kayak, or canoe, observing wildlife such as pink river dolphins, howler monkeys, and myriad bird species.

The Gran Sabana and Canaima National Park:

  • Gran Sabana: Located in southeastern Venezuela, the Gran Sabana is a vast savanna region characterized by rolling hills, towering tepuis (tabletop mountains), and stunning waterfalls. Highlights include Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall, and Roraima, a massive tepui that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel "The Lost World."

  • Canaima National Park: Encompassing much of the Gran Sabana and surrounding areas, Canaima National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its dramatic landscapes and indigenous Pemon culture. Visitors can take boat trips to Angel Falls, hike to the base of the waterfall, and explore the park's diverse ecosystems.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN VENEZUELA

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN VENEZUELA

  • Climb Mount Roraima - 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.

  • Dance with the Devil in San Francisco de Yare - Every year as part of the Corpus Christi celebrations in May or June, up to 100 dancers in ghoulish devil masks perform a colourful ceremony in the small town of San Francisco de Yare, south of Caracas. Based on a Catholic tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, the "Diablos Danzantes" can also be seen in several towns along the central coast, including Cata, Chuao, Cuyagua, Naiguatá, Ocumare de la Costa, and Tinaquillo.

  • Dive at Parque Nacional Mochima - Snorkel, swim, dive or fish at Parque Nacional Mochima on the northeast coast, with hundreds of offshore islands and islets. Some – like the popular Isla de Plata – are surrounded by coral reefs; and there are countless beautiful beaches for just lazing around. The archipelago Los Roques is another underwater wonderland, fantastic for birdwatching, diving and snorkelling off its gorgeous white-sand beaches.

  • Enjoy a slice of German life in Colonia Tovar - Check out Colonia Tovar, a slice of Deutschland in the forested mountains west of Caracas. Settled by German immigrants from the Black Forest in the mid-19th century, the town retains its Old World traditions, food and architecture. With its quaint rustic hostels and homemade culinary specialities, Colonia Tovar makes for a touristy but surreal excursion from the capital.

  • Go on safari in Amazonas - Get up close to birds, monkeys and caiman on a jungle safari in the far south Amazonas region. Based in the largest town of Puerto Ayacucho, specialist tour operators take river trips to lodges deep in the jungle, where you can go wildlife watching. Treks to see spectacular tepuis (table-top mountains) such as Auyan-Tepui and Cerro de la Neblina are also available.

  • Head underground in Cueva del Guácharo - Linger in the beautifully preserved centre of Coro, an early colonial settlement near the Caribbean coast. The town is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites and is also the gateway to the Paraguaná Peninusula, a prime windsurfing destination. Surrounding Coro are the Médanos de Coro, a national park composed of huge sand dunes, the country's only desert landscape.

  • Make your way to Mérida - Get to know Mérida, a delightful university city perched amidst snow-capped Andean peaks. More than just an excellent base for hiking, wildlife watching and white-water rafting, Mérida has a rich cultural history, with several fine art and archaeology museums and buzzing nightlife.

  • Marvel at Angel Falls - 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.

  • Observe perpetual lightning at Lake Maracaibo - Marvel at the magical natural phenomenon of lightning minus the accompanying thunderclap at the Parque Nacional Ciénagas del Catatumbo, along the southwest shore of Lake Maracaibo. The spectacular displays of forked lightning storms over the water can be witnessed daily throughout the year. The park is also rich with birdlife and animals, including capybara and manatees.

  • Ride the Teleferico de Mukumbari - Ride the world's longest and highest cable car, which runs a staggering 13km (8miles) from Mérida to the top of Pico Espejo, which kisses the sky at 4,765m high (15,629ft). Called Mukumbari, which means "the place where the sun is born," the cable car offers easy access to starting points for carious mountain treks, though it's worth riding just for the sake of it.

  • Ski in the Andes - Enjoy the novelty of skiing in the tropics: the highest Andean peaks of the Cordillera de Mérida have a permanent snowline and can be skied between November and June, though at an altitude of 4,270m (14,000ft) this is recommended only for the hardiest. Several of the country's highest peaks are located here and specialist local agencies offer experienced guides and equipment in the nearby city of Mérida.

  • Take a break on Isla de Margarita - Swim, soak up the sun and savour superb seafood on Isla de Margarita, Venezuela's largest Caribbean island. With 168km (104 miles) of beaches, it offers everything from the full-on buzz of its principal town Porlamar, to mangroves, marshes and sand dunes. There are many national and international flights and charters to Porlamar, as well as daily air-shuttles from Maiquetía airport, and ferries from Cumaná, La Guaira (Caracas) and Puerto la Cruz.


TRAVEL ITINERARY FOR VISITING VENEZUELA

For first-time visitors to Venezuela, here are suggested one-week and two-week itineraries that showcase some of the country's highlights:


ONE WEEK ITINERARY

Day 1-2: Caracas
  • Arrive in Caracas, Venezuela's capital city.

  • Explore the historic center of Caracas, including Bolívar Square, the National Pantheon, and El Hatillo colonial neighborhood.

  • Visit museums such as the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas and the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex.

  • Enjoy local cuisine at restaurants in Altamira or Las Mercedes.

Day 3-4: Mérida
  • Fly from Caracas to Mérida.

  • Take the Mérida Cable Car to Pico Espejo for panoramic views of the Andes.

  • Explore the colonial streets of Mérida's Old Town and visit landmarks like Plaza Bolívar.

  • Take an excursion to the páramo ecosystems or go paragliding (weather permitting).

Day 5-6: Los Roques Archipelago
  • Fly from Mérida to Caracas, then to Los Roques Archipelago.

  • Spend two days exploring the pristine beaches, coral reefs, and turquoise waters of Los Roques.

  • Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving, kiteboarding, or simply relaxing on the beach.

  • Visit Gran Roque Island and enjoy fresh seafood at local restaurants.

Day 7: Return to Caracas
  • Return to Caracas from Los Roques.

  • Spend your last day shopping for souvenirs or exploring any attractions you missed.

  • Depart from Caracas or stay overnight depending on your flight schedule.


TWO WEEK ITINERARY

Days 1-3: Caracas
  • Follow the same itinerary as the one-week itinerary for exploring Caracas.

Days 4-5: Mérida
  • Follow the same itinerary as the one-week itinerary for exploring Mérida.

Days 6-7: Los Roques Archipelago
  • Follow the same itinerary as the one-week itinerary for exploring Los Roques Archipelago.

Days 8-9: Angel Falls and Canaima National Park
  • Fly from Caracas to Ciudad Bolívar.

  • Take a scenic flight or boat ride to Canaima National Park.

  • Explore Canaima's waterfalls, including the famous Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall.

  • Take guided tours to explore the park's diverse ecosystems, including hikes to viewpoints and boat trips on the rivers.

Days 10-11: Gran Sabana
  • Explore the Gran Sabana region, known for its dramatic landscapes and tabletop mountains (tepuis).

  • Visit indigenous Pemon villages and learn about their culture and traditions.

  • Hike to the base of Mount Roraima or other nearby tepuis for breathtaking views.

Days 12-14: Orinoco Delta
  • Travel to the Orinoco Delta region.

  • Take boat trips or canoe excursions to explore the delta's waterways, mangrove forests, and wildlife.

  • Visit indigenous villages to learn about their way of life and traditional fishing techniques.

  • Enjoy birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and nighttime canoe rides to see bioluminescent plankton.

This two-week itinerary offers a comprehensive overview of Venezuela's diverse landscapes, from the Andes to the Caribbean coast, and highlights its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders. Adjustments can be made based on your interests, available time, and travel preferences. Be sure to check the latest travel advisories and safety information before planning your trip.

 

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WHAT TO EAT IN VENEZUELA

The distinctive flavour of comida criolla, as Venezuela's cuisine is locally known, resides in roots and vegetables: yams, yucca, plantains, rice and beans. Beef from the cattle ranches of Los Llanos also figures prominently, most popularly cooked a la parilla (charcoal grilled) at the country's many steakhouses. Equally enticing are the varieties of fresh fish and seafood, often prepared in sancochos (stews) along the Caribbean coast. Freshwater trout are popular in the Andean regions, while pargo (snapper), carite (king fish) and dorado are delicious local sea fish, as well as shellfish, lobster, oysters and conch.

 

Venezuelans have a sweet tooth, and popular desserts include huevos chimbos (egg yolk in sugar syrup), cachitos (stuffed croissants), bienmesabe (sponge cake soaked in coconut milk) and quesillo (a creamy pudding made of egg, milk and caramel). From pineapples to papayas, mangos and chirimoya (custard apples), tropical fruit is fabulously varied and blended into batidos (shakes). Venezuela produces excellent rum and is a major importer of Scotch. Polar (served ice-cold) is the most popular of several local beers; Brazilian Brahma beer, a lighter option, is also brewed in Venezuela.

 

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  • Arepas - Corn buns, toasted and generously stuffed with all manner of savoury fillings. The most famous variations are the "reina pepiada" (shredded chicken salad with avocado) and “domino” (stuffed with black beans and shredded white cheese).
  • Pabellón criollo - Shredded meat cooked with onions, peppers and coriander; served with fried plantains, black beans and rice and a slab of cheese.
  • Hallaca - Corn dough filled with beef, pork, olives, etc, and steamed in banana leaves; a Christmas favourite.
  • Cachapas - Slightly sweet corn pancakes, usually folded over hunks of white cheese and/or ham.
  • Hervido - Hearty soup of beef, chicken or fish with root vegetables.

 

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • Avoid tap water at all costs; ask for bottled mineral water.
  • In Caracas, locals eat late. Outside of the capital and other major cities, however, many restaurants may close as early as 2000.
  • The 'menu ejecutivo' fixed-price lunch is a good bargain, available at most larger restaurants.
  • In most bars and restaurants, 10% is added to the bill; at fancier establishments it's customary to leave an additional 10% on the table.

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WHERE TO STAY IN VENEZUELA

When visiting Venezuela for the first time, there are several regions worth considering, each offering unique attractions and experiences. Here are some options along with reasons and accommodation suggestions for each:


Where To Stay In Caracas

Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela, offering a blend of culture, history, and urban attractions. It serves as a gateway to the country and is home to museums, galleries, parks, and vibrant nightlife.

  • Budget accommodation: Hotel Altamira Suites - Located in the Altamira neighborhood, this hotel offers budget-friendly rooms, a swimming pool, and easy access to attractions like Parque del Este and the Plaza Francia.

  • Mid-range accommodation: Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas - Situated in the financial district, this hotel offers comfortable rooms, multiple dining options, a swimming pool, and a fitness center, with convenient access to shopping malls and restaurants.

  • Luxury accommodation: Gran Meliá Caracas - This luxury hotel offers luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet dining options, a spa, and a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.


Where To Stay In Isla Margarita

Isla Margarita is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and water sports activities like snorkeling, diving, and windsurfing.

  • Budget accommodation: Posada Sotavento Beach - Located in El Yaque, this guesthouse offers budget-friendly rooms and bungalows, a swimming pool, and a beachfront location ideal for water sports enthusiasts.

  • Mid-range accommodation: Hesperia Isla Margarita - Situated in Playa el Agua, this hotel offers comfortable rooms, multiple swimming pools, a spa, and a range of activities including tennis and volleyball.

  • Luxury accommodation: Dunes Hotel & Beach Resort - This luxury resort offers luxurious rooms and suites with ocean views, gourmet dining options, a spa, and a private beach, perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Where To Stay In Los Roques Archipelago

Los Roques is a pristine archipelago consisting of over 300 islands and cays, known for its stunning turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and abundant marine life.

  • Budget accommodation: Posada Movida - Located on Gran Roque, the main island of Los Roques, this guesthouse offers budget-friendly rooms with basic amenities and easy access to beaches and water activities.

  • Mid-range accommodation: Posada Lagunita - Situated on Gran Roque, this posada offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant serving local cuisine, and guided tours to nearby islands for snorkeling and diving.

  • Luxury accommodation: Posh Los Roques - This luxury lodge offers exclusive accommodations in beachfront villas, gourmet dining options, personalized service, and private yacht excursions to explore the surrounding islands.



Each of these regions in Venezuela offers its own unique experiences and accommodation options to suit different preferences and budgets. Whether you're interested in exploring vibrant cities, relaxing on beautiful beaches, or discovering pristine natural landscapes, Venezuela has something to offer for every traveler.


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VISA SERVICES

Let iVisa take the pain out of travel planning and assist you with Electronic visas, Travel Authorizations, Visas on Arrival, and even Paper Visas. They can also help with Health Declarations and Embassy Registrations. If you're from the US, they also provide a One-Stop Shop to renew your Passport securely and error-free.

FLIGHTS
Find a cheap flight by using Skyscanner or Momondo. These are our favorite flight search engines. They index other travel websites and airlines across the globe to easily find you the best deal.

ACCOMMODATION

Booking.com is our number one resource for researching and booking accommodation. In addition to Booking.com, we have found Agoda.com to consistently returns the cheapest rates in Southeast Asia. For longer stays, find unique homes worldwide on Holiday Swap, the most affordable travel platform that allows you to book homes anytime, anywhere in only a few clicks.

TRANSPORT

DiscoverCars.com is a leader in online car rental bookings; we compare car rental deals from many companies so that you can choose which is best for your trip. 12Go connects the world door-to-door, from transfers to flights, under the same user-friendly ticket.

INSURANCE
Travel insurance can protect you against unexpected illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

 

Need more help to book your trip?
Check our complete resource page for all the best companies to use when you travel. You will only find the companies we use ourselves.

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