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Travel Guide for Venezuela

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Venezuela that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Venezuela Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: REPUBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA. Capital: Caracas which contains most dencity of population of the country. Its pleasant climate that oscillates between the 20 and 28 degrees Celsius (70 and 80 F). Its nocturnal life and its famous international gastronomy, as well as the cableway to raise the National Park Avila, makes of Caracas a well-known better special place like the Branch of the Sky. But our country contain as well most of the possible climas and lanscapes ar ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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The activity of adventure and nature practices in all the national territory.The destinies or microclusters that presents/displays a greater concentration of supply are:Canaima and the Great Savannah, Mérida, Archipelago of the Roques, Morrocoy and the Andes. Biodiverso of the world is the sixth country, standing out to more have 39 National Parks and 41 Natural Monuments that represent 16 % of the territory of the country, and is protected, in addition, by other conservacionistas administra ... more


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Mapa de Venezuela at []

Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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Once you are in Venezuela, first thing you should know is that you don't need to worry about bus stops, big and small busses ("busetas", "carritos por puesto") stop where ever you ask them to and they are very cheap!!! air trips are a bit more expensive than you could think, so it is always better to travel around by bus or hitchicking, specialy around country side. I would not recomended departing from capital thou, first get by car or plain to a different city and then enjoy the rest of the co ... more


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants, Supermarkets, Street Food, Local Specialties ...

Money and Costs

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NACIONAL CURRENCY: The official currency is "BOLIVARES" (Bs).Use of credit cards is accepted in most of the commercial establishments, restaurants and lodging, and normaly international banks charge you about $4 per transaction on the cash points (ask first to your bank, and be carefull to cancel transactions at cash points once you finish!!!!! some of them are being corrupted!!!!).At the moment, it exists official exchange control rate equivalent to Bs.1,950 per US dolar but you could obtain e ... more

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Visa is not necessary, and as we say, this he is pais without law "...." he is maximo…

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ... you have all the facilities you need to comunicate localy and with the rest of the world. Specilly you get internet cafes and international call centres (centro de telecomunicaciones) everywhere in almost every town!!!! it is great! and still very cheap!

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Hi all. Hola a tod@s! Propongo una reunion el sabado en El Leon, aproximadamente a las 8.00 p.m., para darle la bienvenida a los que estan de visita por la ciudad. Saludos. Lilly do Mercosul


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Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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If you like salsa, do not forget to visit El Mani es asi in Avenida Casanova. For bohemians, Cafe Rajatabla, next to Ateneo de Caracas. And, of course, bars around the main university, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Lilly ------------- Agenda/Calendar 2009 - El Maní es Así (CCS):

Population and People

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Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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HEALTH And ATTENTION MEDICA The services health public are gratuitous but bad. In some cases tariffs by certain types of attendance exist.The clinics and establishments of private health request previous deposit of entrance, and accept credit cards.One recommends the participants who verify the validity of their insurance before the exit trip.


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Government and Politics

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...


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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...


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Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...


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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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