Venezuela - Intriguing And Inviting
Venezuela- the land of dramatic paradoxes and stunning natural spectacles is a tropical country located at the northern coast of South America. Comprising of many small islands in the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is beyond the superlatives! From the snow capped mountains to the verdant greenery of the Amazon Jungles and the bone white sandy beaches of the Carribean, you would be literally spoilt for choices
Venezuela offers an exciting line up of accommodation options including budget hotels, B & B, self catering cottages, guesthouses and hostels. There are many Hostelling International (HI) -affiliated youth hostels in Caribbean islands of Margarita and Coche. Most of these are small and unpretentious, but with all amenities and comfort.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498, Venezuela was a Spanish colony until its independence in 1811, when Spanish forces were defeated by Simon Bolivar and his armies in 1819, it, along with Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama. Venezuela became an independent nation in 1830.
There are many exciting things to experience in this country. Enjoy water sports in South America's largest lake, Lake Maracaibo or take a peek at the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls. The Amazon jungles offer innumerable options for nature enthusiasts in the form of trekking and camping. In case you are more into arts and culture then head straight to the quaint little town of Caro, which is one of the earliest colonial settlements. The historic town centre and the cobblestoned Calle Zamora colonial streets dotted with pretty colonial mansions look straight out of a fairy tale book. The beach bums can indulge in their choicest beach activities in the county's beaches including the favourite Isla de Margarita, which is 40 km from the mainland.
Public transport buses are the cheapest option for a hassle free travel in Venezuela. The travel guide would also tell you more about other travel options like ferries, taxis and bike hire, which are equally popular.
Places of Entertainment
Enjoy a high octane night life in Venezuela in its numerous bars and discotheques, which remain open till late night. The party animals can check out the night party capital of Caracas City in Venezuela. There are theatres and live entertainment options where you can catch up with the cultural richness of this country. The duty free shopping haven of Margarita Island with over 2000 well stocked stores is another interesting stopover to replenish your stock of perfumes, jewellery and accessories.
The new currency of Venezuela is the Bolivar Fuerte (VEF), which came in place of Bolivar (VEB) in January 2008. 1 VEF = 100 centimos. US dollars are the most favoured foreign currency in this country, check the news and internet for the latest exchange rates.
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