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Venezuela Travel Tips and Information

Venezuela Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameThe Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Population31.57 million
Country CodeVE
Country Code (international calls)58

The flight time to Venezuela is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Venezuela below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Venezuela.

Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Venezuela

Most tourists from western nations do not need to obtain a Venezuelan travel visa. They do however need to obtain a tourist card called Tarjeta de Turismo Dex-2. The document is free. Venezuelan immigration officials need proof of accommodations when entering the country along with proof of sufficient funds to cover costs during their stay. Some nationals are required to obtain visas before arrival so please double check with a Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate for further details and the correct procedures.

Things/Items Allowed into Venezuela

Travelers are permitted to bring with them 200 individual cigarettes and 25 cigars, 2 liters of alcoholic drinks and goods up to a value of USD 1,000.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Venezuela

・Narcotics ・Firearms ・Obscene Literature ・Domestic Pets ・Tasers ・Pepper Spray ・Mace ・Knives ・Fireworks and Dynamites ・Alkalis

Things/Items Forbidden into Venezuela

・Narcotics ・Firearms ・Obscene Literature ・Domestic Pets ・Taser ・Pepper Spray ・Mace

Voice of Travelers to Venezuela

Beautiful Venezuela

Venezuela has several attractions. One attraction I would recommend is to visit the Morrocoy National Park. The park is located in North East Venezuela. The area has tropical fish, coral reefs, and lovely sandy beaches. Another beautiful site in Venezuela is the Medanos de Coro park. The park has spectacular sand dunes. Some of the dunes in the area reach a height of 40 meters and are yellow to orange in color. Due to the windy conditions experienced in the area, the dunes keep changing shape. One can go sand boarding or take camel rides while there. Other spectacular places to visit while in Venezuela are the Mochima National Park, Isa Margarita, Mount Roraima, Coroni, Los Roques, Los Lianos and the world famous Angel Falls.

What to eat in Venezuela

The food of choice for those close to the coastline in Venezuela is centered around shellfish and seafood. Away from the coastline and into the highlands, the food of choice is based on rice and corn. The people of Venezuela also enjoy meat and meat products. Breakfast in Venezuela may be Cachitos de Jamon. This is ham crescent roll. Its ingredients are corn flour, eggs, butter, and ham. Breakfast is a light meal for the people of Venezuela. The largest meal people have is lunch. Venezuelan restaurants are known to offer nice discounts on traditional dishes. Dinner in Venezuela is also a light meal. Usually, it is served in small portions. At dinner time one can eat shredded beef banana covered in a stew, rice, and black beans. Such a meal is called pebelllon. One can also have supper Hervido during supper. It is a dish loved by the Venezuelan people containing local vegetables, potatoes, beef, chicken or fish.

The rich culture of Venezuela

Venezuela has a rich culture. The migrations of the 17th century brought the following people into Venezuela: Arabs, Germans, and Portugees. 97% of the population is Catholic. The culture has greatly been influenced by the Carribean and has elements of Spanish and African influences. Literature in Venezuela includes such influences which are reflected in Spanish Romanticism emphasized by the Spanish poets like Fermin Toro. The major cultural celebrations in Venezuela is called the Corpus Christi. The festival involves people going into the streets dancing like Devils while wearing masks. I enjoyed this festival. It is worth noting that Venezuela has won 7 Miss International titles, 7 Miss Universe, and 6 Miss World Competitions. It is indeed a land of beautiful women.

Venezuela Travel FAQs

Q. What is the climate like in Venezuela?

A. The climate in Venezuela is tropical, with a rainy wet season from May through October and a dry season from November through April. The peak travel season is from December through April. The prime time for visiting Angel Falls and for wildlife viewing is towards the end of the wet season, while the dry season is more favorable for outdoor activities.

Venezuela - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toSimón Bolívar International Airport・Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport ・Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport ・Miami International Airport ・Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ・Piarco International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toLa Chinita International Airport・Miami International Airport ・Queen Beatrix International Airport ・Tocumen International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toArturo Michelena International Airport・Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport ・Queen Beatrix International Airport ・Tocumen International Airport etc.

Airports handling direct flights toManuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport・Valencia Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Venezuela

Flights to the capital city of Venezuela, Caracas, land at the Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar Airport. It is the main airport in Venezuela situated 26 kilometers from downtown Caracas. Several airlines use the airport including Aeroline Argentina, Air Canada, Europa, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Aserca, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Iberia. American Airlines offers daily flights from Caracas or Maracaibo to Miami, Delta Airlines offers a daily flight from Caracas to Atlanta. From Europe, there are non-stop flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (Air France), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines via Havana), Madrid-Barajas (Air Europa) and Lisbon (TAP).