Beach holidays in Venezuela
Venezuela has more Caribbean coast than all the Caribbean islands put together, and plenty of sun and good weather.
Venezuela has almost every kind of beach to choose from: small palm-fringed bays, long sweeps of soft sand, and the Caribbean’s only coral archipelago—Los Roques.
Venezuela's weather is generally good, especially at the coast. The possibility that your time at the beach will be spoiled by less than perfect weather is extremely low on Los Roques, where the sun shines practically 365 days a year and rain is very infrequent.
You can be pretty sure of good weather on the beaches of Margarita Island.
Beaches on the Venezuelan mainland are usually sunny, but there are some months where the chance of rain increases.
Naturally, Venezuelans love the beach. Beaches anywhere near a major city, particularly Caracas, are likely to be lively at week-ends and crowded in local holiday seasons between Christmas and New Year, at Carnival, and before Easter. But that still leaves plenty for the rest of us.
Here and there are good places to stay: small beach hotels and up-market posadas that are comfortable and well-run, with good food and often nicely chic accommodation. We have stayed in almost all of the ones we recommend (and inspected scores of others).
For a few days of beach time as part of a longer holiday, we have chosen a selection of the best places to stay at the beach and show how these can fit into a holiday in Venezuela.
Los Roques is seriously beautiful. Over 50 coral islands, and numerous low reefs and sand flats, are thrown like a necklace around a central lagoon. Each has powder-soft, white sand beaches, set in shallow emerald and turquoise waters...
The sun shines on Margarita an average of 9 hours a day almost all year. It is Venezuela’s resort island, with a wide choice of hotels, bars and restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and water sports, and days spent at the beach...
A succession of bays along Paria’s north coast offer some of the most wonderful beaches in the whole of the Caribbean: palm-fringed crescents of soft golden sand that gently slope into clear calm turquoise waters, sheltered by rocky headlands...
Imagine a long wide sandy beach facing the Caribbean, reached only by boat across a national park of quiet lagoons where scarlet ibis roost, just a short journey from Caracas...
Tucked between the Caribbean and the mountainous cloud forests of Henri Pittier National Park, Choroní has been popular with a young Venezuelan set for many years...
Holidays mostly at the beach
These tailor-made holiday ideas are wholly or mostly at the beach.
'Mostly beach' holidays in Venezuela
& Los Roques
Stay by the beautiful Canaima lagoon, and see Angel Falls by air. Relax at our one of our favourite boutique hotels on Margarita Island, then visit the Los Roques archipelago for 4 nights.
One of our favourite combinations for a relaxing holiday. A stylish small hotel on Margarita and the bleached out paradise of Los Roques. Can include an optional day trip to Canaima and Angel Falls.
A holiday for the simple things in life. Taste the paradise of life on the Paria peninsula, with its gorgeous palm-fringed bays (and world-class chocolate!). Relax at our favourite boutique hotel on Margarita Island....
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