Guayana attractions

Waterfall in Canaima

Salto Ángel (Angel Falls)

Thundering Angel Falls is the world's highest waterfall and Venezuela's number-one tourist attraction. Its total height is 979m (3211ft), of which the uninterrupted drop is 807m (2646ft), about 16 times the height o…
Gallery in Ciudad Bolívar

Centro de las Artes

On the southern edge of the colonial sector is the tree-shaded Plaza Miranda. Positioned at the halfway point between the cathedral and the cemetery, it was once known as the Plaza Descanso (rest), because funeral p…
Village in Canaima

Kamarata

Kamarata is an old Pemón village on the Río Akanán, at the southeastern foot of Auyantepui. Since being discovered as an alternative access point for Angel Falls, it has been attracting adventurous tr…
Canyon in Canaima

Cueva de Kavac

Near the purpose-built tourist village of Kavac, Cueva de Kavac is not a cave but a deep gorge with a waterfall plunging into it. There's a safe, natural pool at the foot of the waterfall, which you can reach by swi…
Monument in Ciudad Bolívar

Casa Piar

On the northern side of the plaza is the Casa Piar, where General Manuel Piar was kept prisoner in October 1817 before being positioned against the cathedral wall and executed by firing squad. Piar liberated the cit…
in Ciudad Bolívar

Río Caroní Airplane

If you’re passing through the city’s airport, don’t miss the Río Caroní airplane, conveniently parked in front of the terminal building. This is the part original, part replica of the plane Jimmie Angel crash-landed…
in Gran Sabana

Quebrada de Jaspe

One of the most unusual and popular waterfalls in the Gran Sabana, Quebrada de Jaspe isn’t known for a dramatic plunge but for the brilliant orange and red jasper rock beneath its waters. Kako Paru, its Pemón name, …
Museum in Ciudad Bolívar

Museo de Ciudad Bolívar

The Casa del Correo del Orinoco – an example of impressive colonial architecture – houses the Museo de Ciudad Bolívar, a hodgepodge of modern art and historic objects. The most interesting artifact is the original p…
Park in Ciudad Guayana

Parque La Llovizna

The 160-hectare Parque La Llovizna is on the eastern side of the Río Caroní. It has 26 wooded islands carved by thin water channels and linked by 36 footbridges. The 20m-high Salto La Llovizna kicks up the namesake …
in Tucupita

Iglesia de San José de Tucupita

The oldest building in town is the charmingly rickety-looking Iglesia de San José de Tucupita, the Capuchin mission church constructed in 1930. It functioned as a parish church until the huge and rather charmless Ca…