Venezuela, South America
Venezuela is a country in South America. Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south, and is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America. Off the Venezuelan coast are the Caribbean island states of Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Angel Falls (Churun Meru) in the Guiana Highlands is the world's highest waterfall and one of Venezuela's major tourist attractions.
Andes Mountainous and picturesque, this region is made up of the states of Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo
Caribbean Islands With more than 600 islands or smaller formations, many of the best beaches can be found here
Central The most populous part of Venezuela enjoys great beaches and big cities, from Caracas and the nearby commuter towns in Miranda and Vargas out to the states of Aragua and Carabobo
Guayana The immense and largely uninhabited area south of the Orinoco River, which makes up around half of Venezuela's national territory, includes rainforest in Amazonas, table-top mountains in the Gran Sabana and Bolívar state, and the flat marshlands extending out in the Orinoco Delta
Los Llanos Vast open plains, home to cattle-ranching and amazing wildlife, make up of the states of Apure, Barinas, Cojedes, Guárico and Portuguesa
Northeast Stunning deserted beaches in Anzoátegui and Sucre, as well as hills and caves in Monagas state
Northwest Rich with oil from Zulia state, the northwest also boasts more beaches in Falcón and a lush agricultural countryside in Yaracuy and Lara.
Caracas - Being the capital and the largest city in Venezuela, Caracas is known for being one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities in South America. There are lots of places to visit, such as theaters, malls, museums, art galleries, parks, well-conserved colonial architectures and even gastronomic restaurants.
Coro - The first capital of Venezuela and a city of rich colonial architecture, a unique natural scenery and tourist attractiveness. Its historical downtown is considered as a cultural World Heritage Site.
Ciudad Bolivar - Stop-off point for flights to Angel Falls, and a comfortable stopover to Brazil.
Ciudad Guayana - Dominated by heavy industry, it is Venezuela´s most organized city and the main gateway to the Orinoco Delta and the Gran Sabana.
Maracaibo - Venezuela's second city, swelteringly hot and built on oil.
Maracay - Once the capital of Venezuela, now home to the main military garrison.
Mérida - A charming university town in the Andes mountains, popular for outdoor activities.
Puerto La Cruz - The city to go to if you want to visit the beaches in Eastern Venezuela.
San Cristóbal - A leafy industrious city in the Andes mountains, bordering Colombia.
Valencia - An affluent industrial city.
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