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Christopher Columbus explored Venezuela on his third voyage in 1498. Named by a Spanish explorer, "Venezuela" means "Little Venice". In 1821 it was one of the first South American colonies to win its independence. In 1830, after being part of the Republic of Greater Colombia, along with Ecuador and Colombia, Venezuela became an independent republic.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Climate: Venezuela is normally hot and humid, but if you head for the highlands you will find it to be much cooler.
Currency: The Bolivar - Currently 1 VEB = 0.0005 USD
Power: 120 V, 60 Hz
Time Zone: UTC-4
"Angel Falls", or "Salto del Angel", is the main attraction of Canaima National Park. The highest waterfalls in the world (falling almost a kilometer), we highly recommend visiting this place between May-November for its rainy season. During the dry season water levels can get significantly low, preventing boats, the only means of transportation able to reach the falls, from being able to navigate.
"Isla Margarita" is one of Venezuela's major attractions, largely because of its beaches.
"Los Llanos" is a region with two important spots: "Guanare" and "San Fernando de Apure". If you are into religious tourism, visit "Guanare" for it's a pilgrimage place. "San Fernando de Apure" is a very small town but it's almost a city compared to other places in the region. The hatos ("ranchos") in the region offer tour throughout the region.
One of the most popular destination in the Andean region is "Merida", a city with a population of 250.000. It's weather is really nice being mild and sometimes cool. The city is surrounded by mountains providing a beautiful landscape.
"Las Mercedes" is a great choice, because it's probably one of the safest places in Caracas. Tehere you can find numerous bars and nightclubs where you can party 'til next morning.
"Posada Movida" is a nice and comfortable posada in "Los Roques". Its staff is really kind and is nicely furnished. It offers daily trips to islands nearby. "Costa Linda Beach" located at Margarita Islands is a beautifully decorated hotel. A great place just to relax just like "Dunes Hotel and Beach Resort".