Venezuela is a travel destination that boasts of jaw-dropping attractions and sites. The country has remarkable biodiversity and a bucket-list destination for many travelers from around the globe. From its mind-blowing exotic locations to its people and their culture, Venezuela is a place where you’ll surely create beautiful memories.

01Margarita Island

Venezuela, Margarita island

Isla De Margarita is located about 25 miles north of the Venezuelan coastline. The island has soft and sandy beaches, crisp blue waters and almost nine hours of sunshine daily. There are plenty of beaches to explore, including Playa Guacuco, La Playa Agua, Playa Manzanillo, with Playa Puerto Cruz being the most popular of them all. The island is easily accessible from the mainland by ferry services and charter flights from wide-ranging destinations.

02Angel Falls

Angel Falls in morning light

As you approach the cascading waters of the Angel Falls, you’ll be mesmerized by its sheer beauty and thundering sound. The waterfalls hold the record of being the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, standing at 3,211 feet. Deep within the Canaima National Park, you'll be able to see monkeys, capybaras, giant ant-eaters, and porcupines. With the help of a local guide, it should take three days to see the falls. Alternatively, you may catch a perfect birdseye view through a flyby.

03Los Roques Archipelago

Beach of island Grand Roque from above, Venezuela

This is a beautiful group of islands with soft white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and aureate sunshine throughout the day. The Archipelago has more than 50 islands with the most popular one being the Gran Roque. Cayo de Aqua is a little island where the beaches are shallow, making it a perfect spot for soaking and snorkeling. The Gran Roque is accessible by aircraft from the mainland since there are no ferry services.

04Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima, Venezuela, South America

Mount Roraima is a table-top mountain that has a fascinating appeal for backpackers, nature lovers, and adventure seekers at large. With an outlandish rock formation, waterfalls, and tropical flora, Roraima ascends as an island in the sky. This picturesque landmark was an inspiration to Conan Doyle's famous novel, The Lost World.

05The Orinoco Delta

Orinoco River, Venezuela

Orinoco Delta is home to various kinds of wildlife such as the macaws, monkeys, and piranha. Located northwest of Venezuela, the area is also home to the indigenous Amerindian Warao community. You’ll enjoy a grandstand view of the beautiful wildlife as you slip in a dugout canoe or a small boat; the best time to tour the Orinoco is during the rainy season, between June and October, as the rivers are at their fullest.

06Médanos de Coro

Sand dunes of the Medanos de Coro National Park, Venezuela

Very few people know about Venezuela’s exhibiting sand dunes. Médanos de Coro National Park offers scenic sand dunes locally known as the Medanos. The dunes can reach a height of 131 feet (40 meters), making it the perfect place to have some fun, from sliding down the dunes, organizing desert drives with SUVs and quad bikes to trying out a new venture like sandboarding. You can also opt to explore Coro town nearby, which is characterized by the splendid colonial architecture.

07Morocoy National Park

MORROCOY NATIONAL PARK, VENEZUELA

Known for its cool breeze and sun-drenched beaches, the Morocoy National Park is a bucket-list destination for many. Take a tour through the streets of Tucacas and Chichiriviche to explore the islets, caves, and reefs as you mingle with the locals, who are always friendly and welcoming. Relish the colonial architectures in some of the colorful, wide-windowed buildings and homes in Tucacas.

08Los Llanos

Capybara in the El Cedral - Los Llanos, Venezuela, South America

The Llanos is an integral part of Venezuela, a place where cowboys still herd their cattle on horsebacks. The region is rich in fauna with species such as the roseate spoonbill, bright red scarlet ibis, deers, giant otters, jaguar, puma, howler monkeys, and many more. As you visit, you'll also encounter the world's largest rodent, the capybara. You can enjoy your stay at one of many ranches that provide excellent spots to view the wildlife in the Llanos. Dive into the deep culture as a llanero, indulging in various activities and lifestyles.

09Canaima National Park

Beautiful rocky river with rapids in Canaima National Park, Venezuela.

Listed as UNESCO’s world heritage site, Canaima National Park covers an area of three million hectares. La Gran Sabana and the Angel Falls only cover a small portion of this park. Break away from the norm and travel deep within this wonderland and feast your eyes on more than 100 stunning table mountains and countless waterfalls. Tourists love to take a dip at the base of the waterfalls during the dry seasons, which enlivens the experience of the whole trip. Be sure to ask for the help of a local guide.

10Caracas

Caracas Venezuela

Vacationers hardly pay attention to Caracas, but don’t let that fool you. While here, take a trip up with funiculars to Avila Mountain North of Caracas to a charming town known as Galipan. The trip will be worth the effort as you will be treated will a sensational view of Caracas and the Coast from the top of the mountain, especially on clear days.

11Mochima National Park

El Faro beach in Mochima National Park, beach landscape with blue sea and mountains in the background

On the east of Puerto La Cruz up to Cumana lies Mochima National Park. This is a very serene and quiet place, making it the perfect spot to escape from the busy city life. It’s an area well known for its beaches and coral formations, ideal for those seeking diving therapy. You can also mingle with the locals around the place and take a boat ride to the islets offshore. If you are visiting the Paria Peninsula, be sure to stop by Mochima National Park and savor its beauty. Consider taking a boat ride from Santa Fe, Puerto La Cruz or Mochima.

12Merida

Mountains views, Venezuela, Merida state

When you travel down the valley of the Andean range in Venezuela, what pops out is the alluring and picturesque city of Merida. If you want to escape the hot climate but still enjoy touring Venezuela, this is definitely the place to be in. The city is nestled in teeming green mountains, where you can enjoy the perfect panoramic view of the region as you climb up the summit of Bolivar Mountain in the longest cable car lift in the world. Merida nightlife is always colorful with plenty of places to enjoy local music and tasty drinks.