Venezuela Geography

Venezuelan geography can be easily described in terms of four regions that are the most important ones: the Maracaibo Iowlands, the northern mountains extending all away to the Caribbean Sea, the Orinoco plains and the Guiana Highlands in the southeast.

Venezuela is about twice the size of California and it is shaped like an inverted triangle. The famous tourist attraction of Venezuela is its almost 3000 kilometer coastline. Venezuela has water boarders with the Caribbean Sea in the north and with the Atlantic Ocean.

The wildlife in Venezuela is one of the most endangered ones in the world. Extinct and rare species are the most exciting sightsee for the foreign eye. Places like Morrocoy, Amazon, the Orinoco Delta and Andes can pride themselves with various species of wildlife. Tourists can see dolphins, jaguars, crocodiles, black caimans, iguanas, piranhas, red monkeys and bats. National parks are exciting travel destinations because they shelter some of the world’s rarest species. Some of these parks include Los Roques Archipelago National Park and the Tacarigua Lagoon National Park.

The Venezuelan rivers are excellent travel destinations for tourists because they can order cruise rides and admire the natural beauty of the country. Orinoco is the most important river of Venezuela because it is more than 2.500 kilometers long into the Atlantic Ocean. Orinoco is also the eight largest river in the world and, in South America, it is the second largest river after Amazon.

Venezuela is also famous for its mountains that attract tourists every year. Many sports enthusiasts and trekking and climbing experts visit the Andes Mountain each year. Tourists can get to the top of the mountains with the help of cable cars. Trekking enthusiasts can stop in small rural places along their road to the top. Discovering the Venezuelan highlands is one of the most exiting travel opportunities that tourists can find in Venezuela.


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