Venezuela is a showstopper; almost nowhere in the world has physical beauty in such abundance or variety as this stunner, while its warm and friendly people are a joy to be amongst. Sadly though the complex political system has made travel here a little more complex, meaning visitors need to be forearmed with information and careful about where they go. That being said it’s also South America’s cheapest destination and its main attractions are still largely safe.

When it comes to these attractions there is plenty to choose from. From the towering peaks of the Andes to the pristine beaches, with crystal-clear waters on the Caribbean coast. The awe-inspiring Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall, set amidst a stunning backdrop of the lush Amazon rainforest. Or Canaima National Park, home to some of the world’s oldest rock formations and a wealth of flora and fauna. Those that decide to venture to this more challenging destination, are greatly rewarded for their efforts.

Top Recommendations

  • Angel Falls, the highest on earth, drops over 979m in Parque Nacional Canaima
  • Enjoy the wildlife of Gran Sabana, which is accompanied by table mountains, roaring rivers gushing waterfalls and wilderness
  • Relax on the friendly islands of Los Roques and dive into the pristine waters that surround them
  • Paragliding, canyoning mountain climbing and hiking in the mountain town of Merida
  • Explore the waterfalls beaches and rainforest along the meandering Rio Caura, or the magnificent and largely undeveloped beaches of the Penisula de Paria
  • Hike to the top of Roraima, a massive mountain with a wild landscape

When to Visit

The best time to visit Venezuela is during the dry season, which runs from December to April. During this time, the weather is sunny and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploring the country’s natural wonders. However, it’s important to note that Venezuela’s climate can be unpredictable, and the country has experienced periods of heavy rainfall and flooding in recent years

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Caracas.