- Venezuela Luxury holidays
Venezuela is an equatorial republic on South America's northern coastline. It has some of the most diverse landscapes and habitats on Earth, ranging from Amazonian rainforests, to the Orinoco river delta, to the Caribbean coastline, and including everything from vast plains, to the peaks of the Andes Mountains. You could spend a lifetime just exploring the country's area of nearly a million square kilometres, not to mention its islands and surrounding sea. A truly captivating destination for a luxury break with a difference, and somewhere you are likely to want to return to, in order to have another totally unique experience in the future.
Venezuelan cuisine - food you won't forget
Venezuela's cuisine is as diverse as its landscape, with influences from Native America, West Africa and several European countries too. Cachitos, for instance, are not dissimilar to croissants, while Pasticho is familiar to anyone who's eaten lasagne before. Chupe Andino is a general term used to describe the stews made in the region of the Andes Mountains, and can also apply to soup too. Look out for Hallaca around Christmastime; this traditional dish consists of a stew of meat or fish, wrapped in plantain leaves, tied with string and then boiled.
Venezuela's Spanish heritage
One of the countries with the greatest lasting impact on Venezuela is Spain, and this is apparent in the language spoken in the country, as well as in some of the food, the architecture and the music. The Spanish even brought the sport of bull fighting to Venezuela, and this remains legal, with events taking place all year round in some locations.
When should I visit Venezuela?
The honest answer to that question is that it depends on where in the country you are going, as temperatures vary considerably with altitude, and rainfall totals are different throughout the year too. Generally, due to its location on the Equator, Venezuela is fairly warm all year round, and in its tropical zone this can reach an average temperature of about 27°C. Extremes live up to their name here though, with record highs of 42°C in Machiques, and a recorded low of -11°C at high altitude, although unofficially lower temperatures even than this have been seen in the past. The best advice is probably to check your destination - its proximity to the Equator, and its altitude - and then get a detailed weather forecast for the date you are planning to visit.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays allow you to escape everyday life and truly unwind. If you want to relax on white sands and crystal clear beaches, you can. If it’s local delicacies, like pebellon crilla, you want to try, tuck into the delicious offerings at your luxury resort. With a luxury holiday, you’ll enjoy the best in service, best in food, and best in location. Absolutely everything is designed to be perfect for you – making spending a little extra cash on a luxury holiday worth every penny. Venezuela appeals to travellers of all types and offers picturesque landscapes aplenty. Your luxury holiday in Venezuela can begin on one of the lush beaches or exploring the majestic Canaima National Park.