The landscape of Venezuela is truly one of the most dramatic in the world. Located in the north of the South American
continent; the country is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia. The Northeast coast is famous
for its stellar beaches and its vast network of coral reef. The AndesMountain peaks in the west are some of the
highest and the lower regions possess some of the most fertile land. The vibrant OrinocoRiver stretches all through
Venezuela from west to east and is home to the country’s native tribes. The wildlife is so diverse in this
rainforest area; a species of fresh water Dolphin can be found there. The currency is the Venezuelan Bolivares
which exchange at approximately 2,145 to 1 US dollar. The climate is tropical throughout most of the country with
temperatures averaging from approximately 76 F to 96 F. The lower mountainous regions have temperatures which
average from approximately 50 F to 77 F and the higher alpine regions average from approximately 59 F and below.
The dry season occurs from December to April and the wet season occurs generally from May to October. The Orinoco
River region is subjected to more rainfall than the rest of the country.
Caracas is a thoroughly modern city located on the beautiful Caribbean Sea and it contains the beautiful
AvilaMountain. The massive “Capitolio Nacional” Cathedral, in the center of the city, is famous
for its golden dome and oval hall which is decorated with ornate murals. The Museum of Colonial Art is surrounded
by a spectacular garden which is well worth a walkabout. Off the coast of Venezuela approximately 100 miles from
the port of Caracas is an archipelago with easy access to the village of Los Roques which is a spectacularly scenic
and peaceful place. The beaches are incredible because of the crystal clear waters and the bright blue colors that
surround them. “AngelFalls” are the largest waterfalls in the world rising 3,212 feet above the earth
and are located in the CanaimaNational Park south of the city of Bolivar. This site is very popular amongst
tourists and can be seen from foot or by plane.
Venezuelan people are a mix of black, white and native people. Traditions of all of these nationalities have come
together to make up the nation’s unique influences. Dance, music and religious celebrations are an integral
part of the culture. The national dance called “The Joropo” brings people together through joyful accord.
Venezuelans are known to be open, laid back and friendly.
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