- Venezuela Family holidays
You might not realise it right away, but Venezuela's coastline looks out on the Caribbean Sea, meaning many family holidays in Venezuela give you access to the Caribbean climate and bathing waters, but in the form of a mainland destination rather than an island. Elsewhere in the country, you can experience a typical taste of South America, with a mixture of native cultures and influences dating back to the European explorers who landed in the region many hundreds of years ago. It's a great melting pot of different characteristics, and creates a truly unique location for a family holiday.
A huge habitat
family holidays to Venezuela are a perfect opportunity to teach your children about the importance of nature, and especially of leaving habitats unspoilt. The country contains the vast Orinoco delta, along with sections of the Amazon jungle. The green landscape of the interior contrasts with the golden sands of the coast, and while you are perhaps unlikely to visit both in one trip, it all contributes to the allure of the country as a whole.
Venezuela is not alone in South America in having been explored by European visitors over the course of several centuries, and its modern day cuisine is an unusual example of the influences they left behind. While it's common to think of the Spanish and Portuguese as the main visitors to the continent, the Venezuelan dish of Pasticho owes its origins to Italy, and is a home comfort for many Brits on family holidays in Venezuela too, as the European dish it most closely resembles is a traditional lasagne. Chupe Andino is a genuinely local recipe, and comes from the higher ground of the Andes mountain range, where a variety of flavours are thrown together in a pot to produce a stew.
Enjoyment for all ages
You can get luxury on a budget during cheap family holidays in Venezuela, with ticket prices that offer excellent value even in the Caribbean resorts along the coast. The cheapest prices are typically for room only or self-catering accommodation, but this might also be preferable if you're keen to try the local tastes, as it means you won't be missing out on any meals you've paid for at the hotel if you choose to eat out elsewhere on any given day.
Why Venezuela is so great for families
Venezuelans love children and are always prepared to go out of their way to make sure that young visitors are just as well catered for as adults. Stunning beaches, spectacular mountain ranges and a unique, European-influenced cuisine can all be enjoyed during family holidays to Venezuela. This colourful country is also home a variety of excellent kids' attractions. All of this, coupled with Venezuelans' cheerful, relaxed approach to life, ensures that exhausted families can leave their worries at home and unwind in this stunning destination.