"YOU MUST NOT FEAR!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Nacional Canaima by carolinaEspada

Parque Nacional Canaima Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 246 photos

This is one of the most safe spots in Venezuela

Yes... I know I've written a lot of warnings and dangers here... but, believe me, Canaima is a marvelous, magic, amazing, extremely beautifull, breathtaking place to go. And is completely safe if you stick to the rules.

What rules? Those of the camp or hotel you are staying at. They have profesional guides that will tell you things like: you must not swim here, do not go out of your room on the middle of the night, do not kill that cute spider because is absolutely harmless, feel free to eat this fruit called "guanabana" (yes, it looks awfull, but it tastes delicious), etc.

Allthough, to go the jungle you have to be in good shape. Not extremely good shape, but good shape. This has nothing to do with age, but with health and physical conditions. If you are used to walking, moving, swiming, biking, etc. you are in perfect shape for Canaima.

I'm not a brave-outdoor-adventure-seeker kind of person. And I've been to Canaima and had loved it. This is a MUST if you come to Venezuela.

This region is one of the oldest places in earth (since the begining of times) according to geologists and other cientists. This area was one of the first ones to pop out of the waters.

(The begining of the movie ARACNOFOBIA was filmed right here).

When you are in Canaima, relaxing on the lilac sand of the lagoon, you have this feeling that a gentle dinosauour is going to show up in a matter of seconds and take a bite of your "guanabana".

And this is the way it is...

But, believe me, being there is one million times better. Come.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Is an amazing, breathtaking, unvelievable, magic place on earth that you must see once in your life.
  • Cons:No con's if you stick to the rules...
  • In a nutshell:Is a MUST place to go in the whole wide world
  • Last visit to Parque Nacional Canaima: Jul 1998
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2004
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Hola, Carolina! Thanks for your nice description! Your models are world famous!

  • Sep 11, 2006 at 9:27 AM

    Will not the puppy bite? Puppies are aggressive while sucking at a breast.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2006 at 9:51 AM

    Great page!! I would love to go there, to see all the wildlife and the Indians but will I really need Pee No.5!Happy birthday! Best wishes from Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Sue08080's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2006 at 2:47 PM

    Carolina, UNBELIEVEABLE!

  • Amitu's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 4:47 PM

    A "SURPRISINGLY" beautiful page on a exotic location. Great pics. Thanks for sharing

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 11:05 AM

    that last local custom tip is the most amazing one l have ever read ! truly a wonderfully different page

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 8:16 AM

    I loved Canaima and the trip to the Angel Falls. Nice page.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 6:43 PM

    oh what Surprises here !! ;-))

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2004 at 7:15 AM

    Baile con Serpientes y Arañas (¿no te gustan los lobos?).... estas loca mi amiga.. jejeje :0))

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2004 at 8:56 PM

    I think it only right that you warn male VT'ers about the most dangerous animal of all in your country...The Venezulan woman!.....See now we have the proof....Brings out the Tarzan in me though...Me Tarzan, you Indiana Jane..

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