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Travel information about Venezuela

Venezuela is officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America, with the total land area of approximately 916,445 square kilometers. With an estimated 31.6 million inhabitants as of 2016. It is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands.

Capital city of Venezuela: Caracas

Closest neighbors to Venezuela: Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders to these neighboring countries: Colombia in west and south west, Brazil in south and Guyana in east. Off the Venezuelan coast are the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Trinidad and Tobago.

Best times to visit Venezuela: Venezuela could be visited anytime of the year, but the best time to visit Venezuela is in the dry season from December to April.

How to get to Venezuela: Mostly all international visitors arrive at Caracas’ Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar in Maiquetía, 26km from Caracas. Venezuela has numerous other airports that take international flights, it is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America.

Visa requirements for Venezuela: Visas are not required prior to arrival for most visa-exempt countries, for staying less than 3 months.

Currency of Venezuela: The currency in Venezuela is the Venezuelan Bolívar

Official Language of Venezuela: Spanish is the official language of Venezuela

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Venezuela

  • The Port and City of Coro (1993)
  • Canaima National Park (1994)
  • University City of Caracas (2000)

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.