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Merida Travel Guide, Venezuela

Merida, Venezuela - Overview: Centre for outdoor activities

Merida, a Venezuelan city, is located in the midst of two Andean Mountains. Merida is also known as the city of gentlemen and has been the centre of many outdoor activities in the country. The city of Merida has a lot of attractive places to visit and it is the second largest destination for tourists visiting the city from all across the world.

People

Merida, a small city in Venezuela, has a considerable population. Natives of the city are quite friendly to tourists. They will provide you with such an atmosphere, which will make you feel that you never left home.

Want to Rumba?

Venezuelans call a party that they host as ‘rumba’. The nightlife at Merida is something that you should not miss. There are several rumba hubs located across the city of Merida, which can provide you with the popular Salsa music. If you have no idea of what a Salsa is, Don’t worry. There are numerous individuals out there, who are very eager to teach all the beginners at the rumba hubs.

Culture

The citizens of Merida are very friendly and helpful. They are eager to help strangers, visiting there city. The city is the home to all the important universities of Venezuela. One can find a mixed culture in Merida. They are oriented towards the Spanish way of living, which is very evident from the food/drink that they serve. The buildings, colleges and schools are also constructed with the Spanish culture in mind.

City for Trekkers

The main attraction in the city is the Teleferico. It is the world’s longest cable car ride. Tourists are also attracted towards the lushly green mountains and the natural thermal waters. The Pico Bolivar or the Pico Humboldt is for serious trekkers. This is the place you can find some serious mountaineers sweating out! Other than these, you can also find some good adventure activities like mountain biking and rafting.

Transportation

Once into Merida you can easily travel around the city in a taxi. Taxis are available for cheap rents and they are well known for showing the best of the city. Buses are also economical. However, it may be confusing for a visitor to be able to travel in a bus and locate his exact destination.

It is quite evident that the city is quite popular for backpackers, birders, climbers, sightseers and wildlife lovers. At Merida, they have the opportunity to enjoy a variety in natural scenery, which ranges from lush rainforest and abundant waterfall to mountain peak. The sight of the peaks covered with snow and glacier lakes are bound to attract you to, even if you have fascination towards any adventure activities.

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