Venezuela Travel Guides for Backpackers

Top 4 Family-friendly Places in Mérida Venezuela

Many who visit Mérida, Venezuela believe that all in the city is absolutely beautiful as it was a couple of years back but the truth is that things change, and cities most of all change very much in time, which is why you must be aware of the today-places, not what someone saw a couple of years back. Checking what is the most popular it is not always best, also checking what others saw while there it is equally important and making sure that you will have the best time ever, like hanging out in the sun, or running around […]
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Caracas: City Life, Nature and History in One Place

The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is a city that englobes the urban life in his maximum splendor. From always this place has been headquarters of multiple historical facts, which have left footprint further of his structure. Done of big architectural attainments, his origin arises like the first urban population of the country, characterized for having in his starts lines of houses one at the side of the another around the central square with his similar structures and his “red ceilings”. In this place, the magic falls in his people, which, in spite of living without detaining his clock, does not […]
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La Colonia Tovar: Venezuela's German side

When talking about the positive aspects of Venezuela, the first images that come to mind are oil, beautiful women (with already seven Miss Universe winners to their credit and counting!), Paradisiacal beaches and a hot climate. The latter is a common feature in most of the county, however, La Colonia Tovar (the Tovar Colony) is one of the exceptions since it has an average climate of about 15º Celsius (approximately 5º less than Caracas and 7º less than Valencia). However, the climate is not the only thing that characterizes La Colonia Tovar: this place, which was originally a settlement founded […]
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Chuao: a stunning place with denomination of origin cocoa

Chuao is a remote village located on the coast of Aragua, Venezuela. It is known especially for its cocoa, which is just one of the many blessings of Chuao because it also has a beautiful beach, wells, rivers, waterfalls and a centuries-old artistic tradition. In the following lines, you will learn everything about it. Going to Chuao Currently, there are two ways to make your way to this beautiful place, by sea or by walking. Most people take the first option: they embark by boat from Puerto Colombia (a town near Choroní, which also has many attractions). Some pay for […]
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Choroní: Cloud forest, bluegreen beaches, rivers and drums

Choroní is a town located in the coastal area of the Aragua State. However, in Venezuela the mention of its name usually encompasses, among other places, Puerto Colombia – with its colonial houses, the Malecón (pier) and the beautiful Playa Grande – and Chuao, another town for which it is currently only possible to reach by boat or on foot through the so-called “Ruta del Cacao” (Cocoa’s Route). Thus, Choroni is synonymous with beautiful green beaches, mountains, rivers, cocoa, fresh fish, friendly people, drums and “guarapita”, a drink based on clear cane, which is very typical of the Venezuelan coasts. […]
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Valencia: More than 7 places of interest

Valencia is one of the main cities of Venezuela. Among the attractions of this city it’s worth mentioning that it has an airport, small but functional, from which not only it’s possible to fly to virtually anywhere in the country (one of the most popular destinations Margarita Island), but also to Aruba and Panama City, and once there you can make air connections with the rest of the world. On the other hand, if you want to travel by car, Valencia is strategically located two hours from Caracas, Venezuela’s capital. This separation is not only geographical: Valencia is as developed […]
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MERIDA : FIVE THINGS TO DO AND SEE

Hello! This is Peris, and I lived for ten months in Venezuela, working as an ESL teacher.Lately, when one thinks or hears of Venezuela, images of violence, long queues for food due to scarcity and crime may come to mind. For me, Venezuela is my second home and a country I would consider moving to for the long haul. Despite its current challenges, this country is blessed with a lot of beautiful scenery, oil, natural minerals and vast coastlines of beautiful beaches. During my time there, I took a 3-week vacation backpacking with my friends around the country and this is […]
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Mérida: a snow mountains paradise in Venezuela

Far away from the Venezuelan capital, Merida is the perfect place for those who love the cold. Venezuela, despite being a tropical country of South America, is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes. At one extreme has a hot desert, the other an Amazon jungle and the other a mountain with very cold lakes where even snow falls. The most beautiful of Merida are its landscapes. When you are arriving, if you go by car, you can see that more and more the streets are becoming a little narrow. On the left side, you have the walls of the […]
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El Ávila Excursions: Sabas Nieves to La Silla de Caracas

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela is located in a valley surrounded by delightful mountains. To the north of the valley, there lies the central part of the Cordillera de la Costa, a long chain of mountains that runs along the shores of Venezuela. This group of mountains makes up the Avila National Park, originally called by the indigenous people of Caracas Waraira Repano, which means “great mountain chain” or “land of tapirs”. One of the main privileges of this beautiful national park is its proximity to the city. The park literally surrounds the entire north end of Caracas. Within the […]
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Barquisimeto: charm, culture and breathtaking sunsets

A place for high class traveling on a budget One of the reasons you might be interested in Venezuela is because of how cheap it is. Barquisimeto is a small city in the heart of this Latin American country, where you can have a five-star experience that suits your budget. There are comfortable hotel rooms for $20 a night, and you can have dinner at a fancy restaurant for less than 10$. But it's the colorful cultural life, warm-hearted people and the beautiful sunsets that will make you fall in love with this destination.   What to expect Old-fashioned town charm With a […]
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La Colonia Tovar, the Germany of the Caribbean

La Colonia Tovar is a little town in the Caribbean, located in Venezuela, which was founded in 1843 by a group of german immigrants, mostly from the Grand Duchy of Baden, for a long time the town was isolated from its nearby cities, so it grew to be a piece of Germany in America, specifically in Venezuela. It's located 42 km from Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. All those years of isolation forced its people, the colonieros as they're called, to work in the place in order to survive, that's the reason why people can find non caribbean fruits […]
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My Venezuela

About Venezuela Everyone in this planet knows Venezuela. Venezuela is the country with the most beautiful women in the world. It's the country with the biggest oil reserves. It's one of the most visited countries in South-America. Venezuela has beautiful beaches at the Caribbean Sea. They have warm water, palm trees, many restaurants and hotels to visit. When i was living there, i meet very well three states: • Aragua • Carabobo • Nueva Esparta. About Nueva Esparta Is the most famous because it has three islands: Margarita, Coche and Cubagua. My mother's family lives in Margarita, at San Juan […]
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