Venezuela is rightfully considered one of the most colorful countries in South America. This is a unique place where snow-covered mountain peaks coexist with the Amazon jungle, and the mountain plateaus offer stunning views of golden sandy beaches. Here is the largest lake on this continent (Orinoco) and the highest waterfall in the world Angel.
For active recreation, it is best to visit areas with high and picturesque mountains, the National Park, and in the winter months also ski resorts.
Caracas is known not only as the capital of the state, but also as the city with the largest number of restaurants and cafes per capita. By the way, this side of social life in Caracas is considered the main one, because it is in such institutions in Venezuela that it is customary to discuss any events that occur, as well as to conclude deals.
The best time to visit Venezuela is between November and May. At this time, the weather conditions are most favorable. However, if you want to see places like Angel Falls or catch the ski season, then the best time is the rainy season and winter months, respectively.
Useful tips for those wishing to visit Venezuela
Movement within the country is well established. So, in the metro of the capital of the country, the cost of travel tickets is low. All big cities have a well-established public transport structure, with buses, minibuses, and fixed-route taxis.
By the way, the latter are sent as soon as they are filled, and not according to the schedule, and the payment for them is not higher than in ordinary buses. Only in the evening, as well as on weekends and holidays, the fare is increased by 10-20%.
If you prefer to use a taxi, ask the driver to use a meter. It is also better to negotiate the price in advance, as the driver can choose the longest route. Taxis also double the rates after 20 hours.
Tipping in Venezuela is customary to leave all service personnel. And this is despite the fact that most establishments enter from 5 to 10% of the commission on the services and goods provided.
Most shops in the country are open from 8 am to 6 pm. At noon – lunch break, which can last until 2-3 pm. Shopping centers are open a little longer – until 8-9 pm.