Tourism in Venezuela

Tourism in Venezuela

Venezuela lives Venezuela nature

Venezuela lives Venezuela nature, Venezuela is a North Coast country in South America with many natural attractions. On its Caribbean coast there are tourist islands such as the island of Margarita and the archipelago of Los Roques. To the northwest are the Andes and the colonial city of Mérida, which serves as a base for visiting the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada. The capital, Caracas, is in the north.

Tourism development

Tourism in Venezuela has developed considerably in recent decades, mainly because of its favorable geographical position, the variety of landscapes, the richness of flora and fauna, the artistic manifestations and the privileged tropical climate of the country, That allows you to enjoy every region especially the beaches throughout the year. It is a thriving industry, and favored by the wide range of natural environments that owns the country. The increase in airport habilitation has favoured the reception of foreign tourists, most of them coming from Europe. The industry experienced a major downturn due to political instability in recent years. According to data from the Ministry of Popular Power for tourism (MPPT)

In terms of internal tourism, MPPT Data Express that Venezuelans prefer to move to various destinations in the national geography during the rest of the Easter and carnival festivities and 12.6 to 13 million tourists respectively, as well Like Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve. The main reason for travel in the country throughout the year, according to statistics, is the visit to family and/or friends, followed by the desire for recreation of the holiday season, and professional and business motives as third mobile.

All the natural regions of Venezuela have a lot of tourist attractions. Given the development of its tourist industry, the island of Margarita is the destination par excellence for the recreation, being valued by its beaches, its climate and its culture. The Los Roques archipelago and the Morrocoy National Park are also outstanding. The Amazon rainforest has indigenous tribes of great interest and special natural attractions, among them is the Angel Falls and the Tepuyes, while the popularity of the Gran Sabana is increasing.

The choir dunes and the Guácharo Cave also arouse interest in its peculiarity. The Andean region, also attractive for its temperate climate and landscapes, has the Bolivar Peak and the cable car of Mérida, as well as the Sierra Nevada. The urban destinations are profitable especially in the historical center of each city, being Caracas the most visited city close to 231,000 international tourists.

Venezuela is a particularly interesting country for the development of ecotourism or adventure tourism, and its main destinations are Canaima National Park, the Plains region that has areas of lush biodiversity, the Amazon state, and the uninhabited Turtle Island, among others. The low cost of transport, given the low price of petrol in Venezuela, favors the mobility of tourists. These ecotourism destinations are recommended for visitors in search of risk, adventure and experiences other than conventional tourism.

Places to visit



Mérida is the city with the most development of tourism in Venezuela, because it has wonders that other countries do not have. It is a relatively small city, although it has been growing incessantly.

It is not unusual to walk through the conserved colonial town or city centre and find numerous tourists of different nationalities. Mérida is a tourist point of great importance, especially because it possesses the highest and second longest cable car in the world. It is a mountainous city, with a pleasant climate, very warm people, variety in places of tourist interest like the zoo of Mérida and surrounded by typical towns like San Rafael of Mucuchies, birthplace of the Venezuelan architect Juan Félix Sánchez, that They retain their colonial architecture.

Mérida is a city very close to the Sierra Nevada, a national park where the peaks filled with perpetual snows, including the Pico Bolivar, the highest and largest mountainous elevation in Venezuela, reign. Those who do mountaineering often begin the crossing of the Cordillera de Mérida through the Parque la Mucuy in Tabay.


The Great Savannah

It is a natural region, located in the south of the country, where the most ancient geological formations of the continent are found. It is a region full of wonders, where Canaima is located, a rainforest full of tepuyes, waterfalls and rivers of great magnitude. In the Gran Sabana lies Angel Falls, which is recognized as the highest waterfall in the world. Tourism in this area of the country is of great importance, this natural marravilla is recognized as a World Heritage site.



Margarita Island

Margarita is one of the main tourist destinations for enjoyment and recreation. It is a modern island, bordered by paradisiacal beaches suitable for extreme sports, and has castles, forts and churches of great cultural value.

Located 40 km from the mainland and which can be accessed by plane or by ferry, the mountainous Isla Margarita of Venezuela offers Caribbean-style beaches and the possibility of practicing windsurfing, golf, horseback riding and diving with a relaxed South American wave. It consists of two islands connected in the middle by the mangrove-filled lagoon of Laguna de la Restinga National Park. Most of the development falls on the east side of the island around the busy Porlamar, the capital La Asunción and the Colonial Pampatar, founded in 1535.



Caracas, capital of Venezuela is a world-class cosmopolitan city. In the west of the city, in the Libertador municipality, tourism is important in terms of the historic town, the cable car of Caracas, the university City of Caracas, zoos, the Boulevard of Sabana Grande, among others.

In the east of the city, especially in the municipalities Chacao and Baruta the atmosphere of progress and modernism is undeniable, European-style shopping centers, beautiful squares, nightclubs, etc. Also the park of the east, located in the municipality Sucre is of great exploitation for the tourism.

Already in the southeastern end of the city is located a small town, El Hatillo, which presents an impeccable colonial helmet, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

In order to further exploit tourism as a factor in endogenous development, the national government has generated socio-cultural plans of international transcendence such as the International Tourism Fair of Caracas (FITCAR), which has been carried out Annually since 2005 and that promotes the tourist activity in the country, showing to the world the cultural, tourist, traditional, musical and culinary wonders of Venezuela.

Los Roques and Morrocoy

The archipelago of Los Roques is formed by a group of islands and cays that constitute one of the main tourist attractions of the country. With exotic crystalline beaches. Morrocoy is a park, formed by small cays close to the mainland, which have grown rapidly as one of the largest tourist attractions in the Caribbean.




Heritage in Venezuela.

Chorus: Coro is the oldest city in Venezuela, as it was the first Venezuelan city to be founded in the year 1527, the city was declared a World Heritage site on December 9, 1993 by UNESCO in the Assembly held in the Colombian city of Cartagena, India. S. Coro has an interesting history, including the first federal capital of Venezuela. In 2005, an emergency was decreed and has been included in the list of World Heritage in danger, this due to government neglect and the intensity of the rains that occurred in recent years. The national Government is currently undertaking investments aimed at preserving its rich architecture.

Canaima National Park: It is a national park located in Bolivar State, Venezuela. It was established on June 12, 1962 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1994.

University City of Caracas: It is the main campus of the Central University of Venezuela. In the year 2000 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a real house of studies, designed by the maestro Carlos Raúl Villanueva, the University city is a whole work of art with contemporary architectures and a series of sculptures, murals, paintings and other plastic arts distributed throughout the campus of the University.


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