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Few of those travelling to Venezuela can truly appreciate this marvellous country. Take the first flight to Maracaibo though and you’ll immediately change your mind! A top travel destination from travellers all over the country, Maracaibo is the well-kept secret of Venezuela, nowadays discovered more and more frequently by overseas travellers too. Maracaibo is a genuinely beautiful city with great historical heritage, exquisite colonial architecture and incredible scenery that you can explore even on foot. Your stay in Venezuela will be exciting and budget-friendly, since cheap hotels in Maracaibo are the rule and they line all the famous beaches and the most significant points in the city. When you feel you need a change, consider Maracaibo as your next travel destination; you’ll be amazed!
Maracaibo is the second largest city in Venezuela, with a population of 2,000,000. Holding a strategic location at the northwestern tip of the country, near the borders with Colombia, the city is perched on the mouth of Lake Maracaibo.
Maracaibo is often referred to as “La Tierra del Sol Amada”, that translates into “The Beloved Land of the Sun"!
Apart from its historical heritage, Maracaibo ranks among South America’s top travel destinations and has nothing to be jealous of nearby neighbours. A great wealth of sights and experiences, a fabulous colonial skyline and a beautiful bunch of museums and galleries make up Maracaibo’s profile, accompanied by quality restaurants offering delicious traditional delicacies of local character.
When you’re done with the city, head to the beach and enjoy the sunny climate, the clear waters and the laid-back atmosphere.
Definitely a destination worth visiting!
The airport of Maracaibo (Aeropuerto Internacional La Chinita) is located 19 kilometres southwest of the city centre and can be reached by bus (UCAM) and taxi services.
Getting around Maracaibo
You can get around Maracaibo by metro (Metro del Sol Amado – 1 Line with 6 stations), bus and taxi. Fares start from 0.70 VEF and minimum taxi fare costs 62.88 VEF.
Maracaibo’s main focal point is the Old Town and the surrounding area. The beautiful historic centre of the city is lined with elegant colourful houses and many historic buildings.
Your first stop in the Old Town is the Plaza Bolivar and the Cathedral of Maracaibo (Catedral de Maracaibo), dating back to the 19th century. Apart from its architectural value, the Cathedral is famous as the home of the statue of Cristo Negro, considered sacred and miraculous and inspiring awe and religious respect to Christians around the country.
Continue to three of the city’s most notable museums:
- The Museo Urdaneta is a museum dedicated to General Rafael Urdaneta, great national hero of the independence. Housed in the original house of Urdaneta, the museum owns collections of personal belongings, documents, designs and other memorabilia of his life and work.
- The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia is a fine museum of contemporary art, hosting fascinating exhibitions of paintings by important local and international artists.
- The Casa de la Capitulación is housed in the building where the independence of Gran Colombia was signed by the Spaniards in 1823, after their defeat in the naval battle of Lake Maracaibo. The museum is dedicated to the War of Independence and holds extremely interesting collections.
Before you leave Maracaibo, head to Lake Maracaibo, the “world’s most struck by lightning site“! Explore the quaint fishing villages you’ll encounter across the shores of the lake and be ready to take pictures as soon as the first lightning strikes!
Connecting Maracaibo to the rest of Venezuela, the Puente General Rafael Urdaneta is really impressing. With a length exceeding 8 kilometres, the bridge is supported by 92-metre-high columns and provides safe passage to vehicles crossing the lake to reach the central and eastern parts of Venezuela.
Venezuela’s official language is Spanish, but numerous indigenous languages have also been gained official status.
To enter Venezuela, you need to have a passport, valid up until 6 months after your travel dates. Greek citizens do not need a Visa, for a maximum stay of 90 days.
When to Go
Venezuela has a tropical climate with two distinctive seasons, the dry and the wet.
The wet season lasts from May to August, showing temperature and humidity maximums during July and August.
The dry season lasts from September to April and shows hardly any rain, with temperatures remaining in pleasant levels and January and February being the coolest months.
Though the rain might be a bit disturbing at times, you can safely visit Maracaibo any time of the year!