Over two-thirds of Venezuela's surface is covered by forests, especially tropical wetlands, and herbaceous savannah plains of the Orinoco River plain. In the recent years the country has increased promotion of the area with as main attractions in: the Andes Mountains, waterfalls, spectacular tropical jungles and large areas of sand beaches. Venezuela seems more Caribbean than South American land, thanks to its superb sandy beaches.
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. The city is located in the north, near the Caribbean. In 2006, it had a population of 1.9 million and 5.5 million in the city’s metropolitan area. At night, the discos in Caracas present intoxicating rhythms that resonate in all the islands of the Caribbean, and if you look underground, you can easily think that you are in an Arab country. Accommodation and travel is highly searched and has been for the last few years and the hotels in Caracas offer great services for tourists and highly appreciated packages for family holidays.
Caracas is located in a valley surrounded by wooded hills and it is a truly shining metropolis. Its colonial districts date from the sixteenth century. Museums are home to some of the most important works of art from South America, especially modern art. The suburbs are too an important a center of attraction for tourists: El Hatillo, through its unique colonial architecture and sandy beaches of the north with their fine and Caribbean flair.
In north-east there is a major historical region, where Columbus first landed. In this area you can find two important cities, Coro and Maracaibo, the second city in population after Caracas. Coro hosts 602 historic buildings, most, churches and shops dating from 18 to 19th century, form the core of the city. A strong Dutch influence can be observed here. Also, in this area you can visit the Morrocoy National Park that has excellent beaches and numerous reefs ideal for snorkeling and diving.