Venezuela: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Venezuela guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip. Venezuela’s unique table mountains have captivated writers for over a century...
Places in Venezuela
A sprawling metropolis choked with traffic, Caracas incites no instant love affairs. The political and cultural capital of Venezuela is densely overpopulated and hectic, with a solid dose of crime and pollution. Few sections of the city are pedestrian-friendly and almost no quality accommodations exist for budget travelers.
Easily reached from Caracas, the country’s northwest is stocked with beaches, rainforests, deserts, caves, waterfalls, a dozen national parks and South America’s largest lake. Parque Nacional Morrocoy attracts visitors with its colorful reefs, beaches and Sahara-like desert near the colonial town of Coro.