Venezuela Experience Venezuela The Rainforests The History The OceanThe Mountains
The Beaches of Venezuela Venezuela is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches due to its location on the Atlantic & Caribbean Oceans Many water sports including boating, fishing, and snorkeling can be found around its coastlines Its position relative to the equator provides a tropical climate all year round Los Llanos at Sunset Los Roques
The Andes Mountains The Andes Mountains are the longest and one of the highest mountain ranges in the world. The Condor The Iguana The Mountains are home to a variety of species of animals including the Condor, the Llama, the Giant Toad and the Andean Iguana, one of the few lizards that can be found in a cooler climate. Located in South America, these mountains stretch 4,500 miles from north to south, along the western coast of the continent. Because of their relation to the equator, temperatures are usually mild in the mountains.
The Rainforests of South America The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. The basin -- roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States -- covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Guyana, Suriname and of course, Venezuela. The rainforests are interdependent which means that all species are dependant upon one another for survival. This is a key characteristic of the rainforest’s ecosystem. Each species that disappears from the ecosystem can weaken the survival chances of another. This is one of the reasons why ecologists are so concerned with the slowly disappearing lands of the Earth’s Rainforests. To find out more about the ecological aspects of the rainforests and what can be done to preserve them, contact www.nature.org or planetsave.com www.nature.org
Venezuelan Historical Landmarks Caracas Cathedral Caracas Capital Building Bolivar Avenue Plaza Bolivar – named for Simon Bolivar who freed Venezuela from Spain Los Proceres Boulevard Birthplace of Simon Bolivar
Venezuelan Music Venezuelan music has many Latin and Spanish influences Please take a moment to listen to a sample song entitled Preguntitas Sobre Dios by Venezuelan artist Soledad Bravo. The song is from the album Cantos Revolucionares De America Latina and is indicative of the type of music that can be found in Venezuela. (Note: This song can also be found as background on the webpage)
Metropolitan Caracas Caracas is Venezuela’s largest city and home to the majority of it’s people – it is considered the cultural epicenter of the country. The Marketplace Views of Downtown Caracas The University Center National Art Gallery Caracas Concert Hall
Venezuelan Dining Venezuelan food derives from Spanish influences and use spices and ingredients that are common in this area of the world. Some common dishes are: Paella – a rice dish that can include fish and chicken cooked in a large flat pan often over an open grill. Arepas – a corn meal based bread similar to cornbread cooked with a special pan – served with almost every meal. Cachapas de Budare– small pancakes made with fresh corn Táquenos –taquitos filled with soft cheese and fried in oil Arepas
Transportation in Caracas Getting around Caracas is easy Bolivar International Airport The Metro for travel in and around Caracas And for the Brave Traveler….. You can Ride a cable car to the top of Mount Avila
A tropical adventure for the whole family Click the monkey to return home Venezuela
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