Country - Venezuela
Venezuela Country Information
Venezuela is a land of origin for women of superlative beauty in the world !
It is a nation with a pretty high number of title holders of Miss International, Miss Universe, Miss World and also Miss Earth. World-class beauties from Venezuela illuminate the stage of international pageants every year with their smashing looks. They seem to define the concept of beauty.
The country is known for producing beautiful women on earth. Finalists in the world beauty pageants quite often comprise of Venezuelans; it is not uncommon to find the aspirants from Venezuela in the top five/six contestants, if at all they miss to appear in the fag final round. Even if some of the beauties do not make it to the final round, they continue to be the inspiration for artists to sketch their portraits on canvass. Sometimes, the runners-up from Venezuela leave the aesthetic audience drowned in deep disappointment, even more so than Venezuelan angels themselves. Deluge of sympathetic consolations from all over the world would fill in the lap of runner-up Venezuelans, ameliorating them profusely on the unfortunate non-selection as the crown winners.
Venezuela is the first and the only country to have won all the four world-class beauty pageants multiple times. Including the Miss International title for 2018, Venezuela has won totally eight titles in 1985, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2015. Venezuela has in its kitty six Miss World titles in 1955, 1981, 1984, 1991, 1995 and 2011. Furthermore, the country has been much deservedly bestowed with seven Miss Universe titles in 1979, 1981, 1986, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2013 and two Miss Earth titles in 2005 and 2013. Time and again, Venezuela has proved to the world that it has always been the birthplace of adorable beauties and an ever-lasting source of undeniable pulchritude.
Venezuela is a republic situated on the northern coast of South American continent. The country is flanked on either side by Colombia in the west and Guyana in the east. The southern border is shared by Brazil. Venezuela has its north border as the coastline with the Caribbean Sea. Its sovereignty extends to numerous small islands close to the mainland in the continent.
Caracas is the capital and the largest city located on the Caribbean coast. Spanish is the official language of Venezuela and 88% of its total population belongs to Christianity. The total population as of 2016 was 31,568,179 and the average density of population was 33 people per square kilometer. Venezuela gained complete independence from Gran Colombia in 1830. The country is run by the President elected on universal suffrage for maximum period of six years and is head of the state and also head of the government. The parliament of Venezuela is unicameral with a varying number of legislators on each election.
Venezuela is of mixed economy dominated by petroleum sector which accounts for 1/3rd of GDP and about 80% of exports. The per capita GDP (nominal) was $3300 as per the estimates in 2018. The chief commodities of exports are petroleum, chemicals and agricultural products and the total value of all the exports amounted to US $32.08 billion in 2017. The gross imports were US$ 17.75 billion with the main items being food, clothing, cars, transport equipment and construction material for the corresponding year.
Venezuela is famous for the highest waterfall in the world, called “Angel Falls”. The total height of the waterfalls is almost a kilometer, to be precise 979 meters, and the true beauty of the falls can be seen by hovering in a chopper above the top of the plummeting water stream from the rocky platform.
Away from the central coast of Venezuela, about 160 kilometers in the north, is the archipelago called “Los Roques”. The place is more conspicuous by the feature of its less crowded and speckless white-sand beaches, umbrella-canopied thatched roofs tied on dwarf poles for sipping and munching, clear turquoise blue waters perfect for snorkelling/exploring the weirdly coloured cauliflower corals and kayaking. The modestly built single-storeyed houses, shrouded partly in bright coloured bougainvillea bushes put up a graceful show along the beach front.
Wonderful places are not limited to the mainland alone. The surrounding islands are also home to the worth watching sights. Isla de Margarita is its island situated in the north of Venezuelan coast. Margarita Island, as it is otherwise known, is a well-developed beach destination in the Caribbean Sea. The beauty of soft-sand beaches is enhanced by a thick battalion of coconut trees, quite away from seawaters, leaving a comfortably wide space for basking and lazing on the recliners. Treading barefooted on water-kissed sands is like a walk on a lengthy stretch of super soft sponge platform soaked in seawater. It cannot get more titillating.
Morrocoy National Park, situated along the coast about 2 ½ hour drive from the capital city of Caracas, is a sort of all-in-one destination. Besides the beach life, the park is a habitat for a wide range of birds like flamingos, parrots, scarlet ibis and ospreys. The sight of multiple colourful birds would elate the senses of bird-watchers substantially well.
Few more important beach islands are Cayo Sombrero, Cayo Borracho, Cayo Sal and Cayo Peraza which deserve a specific visit. Inter-Ferry services make the islands even more accessible.
The table-top apex of Roraima Mountain far above the soft lumps of clouds looks down over its surrounding greenish lowlands elegantly. The scene is all the more attractive, when the mountain top is seen at a diagonal height from a slowly hovering helicopter in a sufficiently close proximity. The flat summit of the hill is said to be the inspiration for the novel The Lost World penned by Arthur Conan Doyle. The place is equally good for hiking as well.
The Orinoco Delta is a dwelling place for marine animals like piranhas, arboreal mammals like monkeys and alluring avians like macaws. Riverside lodges offer all-inclusive packages to take the visitors on boat-trips to various locales for watching bio-diverse life in the green forests.
The most notable things to do in the city of Caracas are taking a trip to the small town of Galipan situated on Avila Mountain in the northern part of the capital and visiting the National Pantheon. From the top of Avila Mountain, the sight of capital city flanked by the seacoast is pleasing even to the non-aesthetic eye. The National Pantheon is a sacred church that has been renovated post the earthquake of 1812 and today it has a precious collection of the remains of legendary Venezuelans including the national hero Simon Bolivar.
Medanos de Coro National Park compensates the deficit of having no true desert in the itinerary of travellers visiting Venezuela. The vast undulating sand dunes and numerous lagoons caused by floods decades ago make up for a desert-like region in the country.
Mochima National Park is a tightly packed centre of bio-diverse life and seaside activities. The park is named after a village of the same name, situated below the sealevel in the state of Anzoategui of Venezuela. The El Faro beach in the park is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on account of the underground caves lying surreptitiously beneath the water. The El Saco beach is hailed as most suitable for diving and snorkelling and is referred to as swimmers’ paradise. Marine animals like Guina dolphins and long-beaked common dolphins are friendly to humans while sperm whales, hump-backed whales, bryde’s whales and pilot whales populate the water world in abundance. Wet forests and coral reefs are the additional features of the park. Four endangered species of sea turtles viz., green turtle, loggerhead turtle, hawksbill turtle and leatherback turtle are nurtured carefully by the management in the park. However, the construction projects of road-laying for the highway between Cumana and Peurto La Cruz plus laying the natural-gas pipeline running parallel to the highway more than 70 meters in width are perceived by many as jeopardizing the eco-system of the park.
Venezuela promises the visitors a multi-experienced tour embedded with diverse features of legacy, eco-system, geological subtlety, tantalizing beauties of womanhood and picturesque locations.