Venezuela is a beautiful country with surreal landscapes and surprising sights. From the high-reaching mountain tops to the sun-kissed coasts, there’s a lot to see. The glorious waterfalls tumbling off the tabletop mountains will leave you astonished and feeling like you have stepped into a real-life wonderland. As if the magnificent waterfalls aren’t enough, the coastal towns and offshore islands are a pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Plus, Venezuelan women are part of the main attractions in this beautiful country.
But the best places to visit and have a nice time are not always the easiest to reach, and Venezuela is on this list. Some of the most beautiful places in Venezuela are not places you can come upon without being informed. So in this article, we will tell you about these unique and entertaining destinations for you to consider on your next trip to Venezuela.
Major attractions in Venezuela
1. Water gazing at Angel Falls
Angel Falls is right in the heart of the country, where glorious mountains stand tall, facing the sky. It is the highest waterfall in the world, dropping 979 meters, and is one of the highlights (you can also say wonders) of South America. This breathtaking waterfall is located in Canaima National Park, but it is not accessible by road. However, flights are readily available to take you over the falls once you decide to make the trip.
The best time to see the true beauty of the falls is during the rainy season, around May and November. If you go during the dry season, you will not appreciate the waterfall in all its glory, as the water will only come down in trickles during that period. And if you are going to go the extra mile to bask in the euphoria of Angel Falls, you deserve to see it at its best.
2. Swimming and snorkeling at Los Roques Archipelago (Archipiélago Los Roques)
Beautiful beaches that glisten in the sun, coral reefs, and decent infrastructures like quaint hotels are among the things that draw people to this chain of islands. Archipelago Los Roques, better known as Los Roques, is located 160 kilometers north of the central coast of Venezuela. When you visit this place, you should stay at Gran Roque, a small seaside fishing village. Quaint, brightly-colored houses line the area, giving it the perfect background for Instagram selfies.
If you want to go swimming or snorkeling, you can take a boat to Cayo de Agua. It’s one of the finest beaches in Venezuela and has shallow waters. You can reach other places on the island by air as no ferry service from the mainland exists.
3. Ice cream adventure at Coromoto Ice Cream Shop
After years of working for various ice cream companies, Manuel Da Silva Oliveira realized that the industry needed more creativity. So he decided to start experimenting with all kinds of exotic ice cream flavors, and that was how the Coromoto Ice Cream Shop came into existence in 1980. You can try some unique ice cream flavors at the shop, including hot dog flavor (yes), mushrooms in wine, and trout flavor. The ice cream parlor offers one of the world’s largest selections of ice cream with 900 flavors.
Venezuela is a beautiful country to visit; however, it is not as famous as other vacation spots. Due to travel restrictions and some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain, many tourists miss out on the exciting offers in Venezuela. That’s why we have highlighted three of the best attractions in the country so that you have more options when planning a fun-filled trip to the country.