Learn Spanish in Venezuela

Travel & Learn Spanish in Venezuela


Due to the current political instability we don't recommend visiting Venezuela.

Picture yourself in a country where some of the Jurassic Park movies were filmed, where white beaches and tropical music is your daily life. This is Venezuela, a country blessed with beauty – it’s home to the most Miss World winners in the world and nature’s not short on talent either with an array of unique flora and fauna.

From mouth-watering food to picturesque rainforests to studying Spanish in Venezuela, travel to this South American country with open eyes and a curious mindset and you’re guaranteed to get carried away by Venezuela’s beauty.

What to See & Do in Venezuela

There’s almost nothing you can’t do in this paradise on earth and Venezuela will surprise you in every way possible. Table mountains, ocean, deserts, rainforest and, of course, the food. Are you ready to explore?

Learn Spanish in Caracas

Magical Caracas

Caracas, although famed as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, can be visited safely by taking a few precautions - hire a trust-worthy driver, avoid the barrios (favelas), keep your wits about you and pack a positive attitude for your exploration of this exciting city

Hop onto the comfortable cable car to get the best view of the city from mountain Avila. From up high you can really see how hilly and alpine the backland of the capital really is.

Be sure to visit the village at the top and admire some of the arts and crafts made by the locals.

Los Roques Venezuela

Submerge and Discover the Beauty of Los Roques

The Caribbean archipelago of Los Roques is only a short flight away from Caracas and you’re bound to fall in love with it the moment you step outside the plane and drink in the salty air.

Los Roques is the place to get active with most activities involving the ocean. It is a heavenly place for snorkelers and divers thanks to the combination of great visibility, a huge range of colorful fish and sea-life, warm water temperatures and close-by dive spots. So, prepare to snorkel or dive with turtles in their crystal clear home.

Those of you who’d rather soak up the sun on the beach will find plenty of spots for a more relaxing trip. Arrange a boat to some of the smaller islands and the chances are that you’ll have it all to yourself for the day, save for the occasional vendor offering cute necklaces and fresh seafood for sale.

Isla Magarita

Diving, Surfing, National Parks, Shopping - Isla Margarita has it all

The Island of Margarita has been on the tourist radar for many years now and it is still amongst the most popular destinations within Venezuela. Those who go are definitely in the know.

The island offers a multitude of experiences and the local welcome is as warm as the water.

Discover the national parks by taking a boat ride through mangroves at La Restinga, have an exciting day at the water park or hang out on one of the amazing beaches.  Surf at famous El Yaque beach, gather more information about the ocean at Museo Marina or fulfill a dream by riding off into the sunset on a horse.

For those of you with a sweet tooth make sure to visit the shop “El mundo de los chocolates” in Porlamar.

La Gran Sabana

Untouched Nature and Endless Open Space in La Gran Sabana

The Great Savannah, situated in the Southeast of the Venezuela, stretches to the border of Brazil. Being part of the Canaima National Park, which is the second largest in Venezuela, makes it even more spectacular.

The uniqueness of the Gran Sabana, with its great tepuis (platform rocks) rising high into the sky, makes it the perfect place for those who love the outdoors.  However, only some of the tabletop mountains are accessible through hiking and climbing so if you want to experience the adrenaline adventures of the Gran Sabana, make sure to get a certified guide and prepare for a multiple day hike.

But it’s not only the mountains that are stunning - the wide savannah and rivers and waterfalls like the Aponwao falls are worth a visit in their own right.

Angel Falls Venezuela

See the World’s Highest Waterfall, Angel Falls

From Canaima National Park take time to visit the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls.

With a height of 3,211 feet, the water trickles over the edge of table mountain Auyan Tepui all the way down to earth. Can’t get your head around the height of Angels Falls (which is named after the explorer Jimmie Angel), consider this: it’s 15 times higher than Niagara Falls.

You may have to work a bit (time, effort and money) to get to this enigmatic and hidden force of nature but you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for a change of perspective, take a helicopter ride over table mountain Auyan. Otherwise, hike through the jungle, bathe in the lap of the Angel Falls, and prepare a meal together with the indigenous people.

Venezuela Food

Let’s Talk Venezuelan Food

Venezuelan’s cuisine surely isn’t the healthiest but it’s definitely one of the tastiest. The national food is arepas. Made of corn flour and most commonly stuffed with meat or cheese, there are no limitations to what you can put in an arepa, which is probably why this versatile food is enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. They’re so popular that they’re sold almost everywhere in Venezuela though the best ones are usually found in grandma’s kitchen or are hawked by vendors on the streets. Tequeños, fried dough cheese fingers, are another favorite Venezuelan food. They are made in various sizes and are commonly sold in shopping malls and cinemas. And if you’re looking to try a local drink, grab a chicha. An iced drink made from cooked rice, chicha is served with cinnamon, caramel or other toppings, and is also usually found in shopping malls or on the streets. Pabellón criollo, a plate of rice, fried plantain, beans and shredded beef, is one of the most loved dishes in Venezuela while cachapa is also popular; a style of pancake made with maize that has a sweet taste but is most-commonly served with cheese.

The Venezuela Trail

No matter how much time you have to explore Venezuela it won’t be enough to see it all. Take your time to study Spanish in Venezuela but also to get to know the country and the people.
Travel & Learn Spanish in Venezuela - Rapido Travel Map

Rapido travel

2 weeks or less

For those of you that don’t have much time but still want to see the best of Venezuela try this route:

Caracas – Los Roques – Margarita – Puerto Ordaz – Gran Sabana – Angel Falls – Puerto Ayacucho

Travel & Learn Spanish in Venezuela - Tranquilo Travel Map

Tranquilo travel

Up to a month or more

Venezuela is full of possibilities and if you have more than a month to spend in the country, try this all-encompassing route.

Caracas – Los Roques – Lecheria – Mochima – Isla Margarita – Carupano – Maturin – Puerto Ordaz – Gran Sabana – Angel Falls – Ciudad Bolivar – Puerto Ayacucho – Los Llanos – San Cristobal – Merida - Maracaibo – Medanos de Coro - Valencia – Chichiriviche – Santa Teresa – Colonia Tovar - Caracas

Travel & Learn Spanish in Venezuela - Beach Lovers Travel Map

Beach Lovers

Venezuela’s coast is enormous and most of the beaches are well conserved and clean. It can happen that you’ll get to an island and have it just for yourself. Many beaches are only accessible by boat without any scheduled departures. Look out for small taxi boats and agree on a time to pick you up again.

Chichiriviche – Morocoy – Los Roques - Mochima – Isla de Margarita

Venezuela Travel Tips

  • Leave your valuables at home - pickpocketing is very common in Venezuela.
  • Buses will get you around but be cautious. Have somebody pick you up upon arrival and let (local) friends know about your plans.
  • Don’t brag about your trip and don’t share your travel information with everyone.
  • Try to find a travel buddy to explore Venezuela with.
Best Places to

learn Spanish in Venezuela

Isla de Margarita is one of the most beautiful Caribbean Islands with more than 82 beaches, each of them unique. Verbum offers the best opportunity to learn Spanish while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere, landscape and beaches of a Caribbean Island. The school is located just a 30-minute walk from the beach, offers general Spanish and for special purposes like Health Services, Law and Business, also organizes afternoon excursions around the island three times per week as a part of the program and are free of charge!

Centro de Linguistica Aplicada also on Isla de Margarita is another great choice of Spanish school in Venezuela especially for the adventure lovers amongst you. After your Spanish lessons at the language school you can get active by wind surfing or diving along the coastline.

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Viktoria Urbanek lived in Venezuela as an exchange student for a year and got to experience the Venezuelan culture and country first hand. She currently lives in Austria, but travels for most of the year. On her blog Chronic Wanderlust she writes about her adventures around the globe.

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