Its tourist potential is linked to the Business Tourism, Agricultural and Ecological Deportivo. We recommend visiting, among other attractions: The Parks "Cachamay", "Loefling", "The Rain" and Stone Theatre, "The Foundation" and "Christmas", the Ecomuseum with Water Square, Tourist Circuits basic industries, the Municipal Palace of San Felix and his Malecón, the Plazas del Hierro, the Flags and Miranda, and the Missions of the Caroni.
Its capital Ciudad Guayana, is considered the 5th largest city in Venezuela, as seat of the basic state. It is comprised of the towns of Puerto Ordaz and San Felix. The first, founded in 1961, is a leading industrial center in the global metal production, the second is located at the mouth of the Caroni River, founded in 1628 by Capuchin missionaries, is River Port Liaison eastern Venezuela and the rest of world. Ciudad Guayana, is surrounded by landscapes and scenery, making it a magnet for Trade, Tourism and Recreation of national and international importance.
Natural Monument - National History "Cerro El Gallo": Composed of a small hill about a mile and a half on each side. Site of the Battle of San Felix, recognized as one of the decisive events in the process of independence of Venezuela and Latin, in which the 11 April 1817, the Commanding General Manuel Piar, defeated royalist forces at command of Brigadier Miguel La Torre, it freed up the province of Guayana from Spanish rule.
Location: Avenida Manuel Piar - San Felix.
Ruins of the Caroni Missions: Ruins consolidated the mission of the Immaculate Conception of the Capuchins Caroní Catalan eighteenth century. Dominating the tribes in the region, the missionaries organized a vast network of missions and ranches, which created an agricultural empire, to be taken by the Patriots in 1817, enabled the liberation army supply and subsequent triumphs of Boyacá and Carabobo. In the churchyard is a monument erected in honor of the Capuchin order Guiana evangelizing.
Location: on the road the Pao-San Felix.
Caroni River: Born in the western slope of Mount Roraima-tepui, is the largest tributary of the Orinoco River, the second volume of Venezuela, travels approximately 840 kilometers from its source, to save a level of 912 meters to its junction with the Orinoco. In its lower reaches, at the height of Nekuima canyon, the river presents a bottleneck in which the dam was built Raul Leoni (Guri). The Caroni has been inspired by myths and legends to explain the immense wealth of the watershed that originates.
Location: between Puerto Ordaz and San Felix.
The Rain Waterfall: Waterfall formed by the lower Caroni river jumps, blackish water, twenty feet high and rising rapids and falls as rain over a wall of Precambrian rocks.
Lake Macagua: huge stage, with an area of 47.4 square kilometers, consisting of a rising water at a depth of 54.50 meters, while preserving the characteristics of the river due to its elongated shape. It has an area adjacent protection, within which are set spaces and recreational tourism development.
Location: Ciudad Guayana.
Punta Vista Park: Part of the Caroni urban park, has an area of 25 hectares including the lake bearing the same name.
Location: Club-Puerto Ordaz view point.
Cachamay Park: It takes its name from the rapids of the lower Caroni, which consists of 52 hectares of green areas and varied vegetation.
Location: Avenida Guayana, Puerto Ordaz.
The Cachamay waterfall: One of the jumps lower Caroni River, the river last season in his dizzying journey to the mouth of the Orinoco.
Location: Park Cachamay, Avenida Guayana, Puerto Ordaz.
Loefling Park: Named after the Swedish Peter Loefling, in recognition of the research conducted on the flora, in the famous expedition led by José limits of Iturriaga, linking task first European science with Venezuela. It is an area of 245 hectares, its purpose is to house and preserve animal species and vegetation of the region in danger of extinction, is variety of wildlife such as: váquiros, monkeys, tigers, otters, among others.
Location: Avenida Guayana, Cachamay park entrance.
Christmas Park: Opened on December 2, 1988, was conceived as a permanent display of the spirit of Christmas, consists of a playground, a mill and gazebo, aluminum monolith, concrete walkways, landscaping and tin soldiers . Displays a "troll" donated by the children of Norwegian children from Guyana, work created by renowned Norwegian sculptor "karten bruntlan". There is also a work by artist Alejandro Otero Guiana.
Location: Avenida Guayana to the Americas, Alta Vista, Puerto Ordaz.
The Light Park: It covers an area of 160 hectares, consisting of 30 islands. The climate is hot and humid, more than 80% of the soil is formed Imataca geological material. Among the fauna is: iguanas, frogs, sloths, has a natural bird sanctuary as tile, cocky, hummingbirds and vegetation is represented by aerial roots, guamo, carob, araguaney, Jaracanda, ceiba.
Location: Avenida Leopoldo Sucre Figarella, San Félix
Park Foundation: Built on the site of the founding of the modern city of Santo Tomé de Guayana, now known as Ciudad Guayana. Attractive light source, gazebo, central plaza, playground, nine squares with sculptures that identify the various subsidiaries of CVG, playground with a replica of the wagon train carrying iron ore.
Location: Avenida Gumilla with Centurion, San Felix.
Plaza Bolívar: Work which opened on July 23, 1984, has an architectural design totally different from the rest of the places in Venezuela, with the central figure of the liberator, replication of the work of the famous Italian sculptor Pietro Tenerani which is in Bogotá. In its modern design elements were used typical Guyanese geography: water Orinoco significant element of social economic development of the area; walls or buttresses that provide the backdrop to the monument to Bolivar, each symbolizing a country liberated by Bolivar .
Location: Downtown San Felix.
Plaza Del Hierro: Founded by the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana, in its twenty-fifth anniversary, on 29 December 1985. Consists of two iron monoliths brought the Cerro San Isidro, walkways.
Location: Av Guiana, Alta Vista, Puerto Ordaz.
Plaza El Agua: Work inaugurated on December 2, 1997, architectural structure, part of the additional works of the hydroelectric complex on January 23. It has a plant area of oak trees, Jaracanda, majomo and Guatamare. Has a stepped surface in a fan shape having a cascading water ring.
Location: Avs adjacencies. Leopoldo Sucre Figarella Herrera and Pedro Palace, San Felix.
The Source of Energy and Life: Work inaugurated on December 29, 1999, consists of a pedestrian promenade surrounded by green areas of about 12 hectares. It has eight jets and has a light that can be seen by visitors at night.
Location: Plaza del Agua.
Hydroelectric January 23 - Macagua II: Macagua II, is the first draft of the implementation plan under Caroni Central this Macagua with Guri and I, helping to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country, is a special recreational urban setting and entertainment for the entire community.
Location: Ciudad Guayana and 10 kilometers upstream of the confluence of the Orinoco Caroni, just off macagua I.
Ecomuseum Del Caroni: Part of the hydroelectric Macagua II, attractive building built in a red bucket, comprises the information and documentation center, which are preserved in collections of works of art that illustrate the phenomena of nature, specifically on the Caroni River Basin. Within the structure of this museum is the Museo Histórico de Guayana.
Location: Adjacency Avenue and Pedro Leopoldo Sucre Figarella Palace Herrera.
CVG steelmaker Sidor Orinoco: Surge in Guyana since 1926, with the discovery of iron ore deposits in the hills of the Pao and Bolivar. Sidor is the largest industrial complex in Venezuela. Located on the right bank of the Orinoco River, has an area of 2,838 hectares.
Location: Matanzas industrial area-Puerto Ordaz.
CVG Ferrominera Orinoco started its activities on 1 January 1976, with the nationalization of the iron ore industry. It is a logging company, processing and selling of iron ore to domestic and international markets.
Its tourist potential is linked to ecotourism, Agriculture and Deportivo. We recommend visiting, among other attractions: the rapids of Moitaco or Camurica, the Caura; Yokore Island, the Salto El Playon and order. In its territory the Sari-Sariñama National Park. This area is the largest producer of yam in the country. It also has the planting of wild Sarrapia tree, whose fruit of almond oil is extracted flavorings used fixative in perfumery.
Your Capital Maripa, founded in 1752, is a picturesque place located on the banks of the Caura River, over which a bridge is more than 300 mts., Which communicates with the Orinoco Caicara, Puerto Ayacucho in the Amazonas State and through of Cabruta, with the rest of the country.
Jaua-Sarisariñama National Park: It presents an interesting type training Amazonian jungle, three plateaus Javajidi, Sarisariñama and Guanacoco Jidi.
About the Sarisariñama, we find the steepest chasms (internal sublayer crust) collapse, formed in sandstone, the world. The largest has dimensions of 352 meters deep and 502 meters wide. Its fauna is unique: Marmosa tyleriana (marsupial endemic tepuyanas tops), Estefania riae (endemic amphibian Jaua Plateau), tapir (Tapirus terrestris), jaguar (Panthera onca).
Location: Southwest of Bolivar State, sector-Maigualida Jaua, Caura river sources, and Ventuari Erebato.
Canaima National Park - 5.0 out of
La Gran Sabana Population in 2014, 77,790 inhabitants
This municipality is located in the heart of the Guayana Shield, the oldest geological formation of the earth, whose age is estimated between 2,000 and 1,600 million years of unparalleled beauty and surrounded by evergreen Tepuyes. Its tourist potential is linked to border tourism, Eco, Sport, and Cultural River.
We recommend visiting: Among other attractions: Population and Cerro El Paují The Abyss, the Auyantepuy, Mount Roraima National Park Kanaima, The Angel Jumps, Chinak Meru, Kama, Thoron and Toroncito, the Downs in Jasper and Pacheco ; Kavanayen Indigenous communities with their missions and San Francisco de Yuruaní.
His Capital: Santa Elena, founded in 1924, is a border town with Brazil, of intense mining and tourism.
It's called La Gran Sabana to an area of 75,000 square kilometers covering the southeastern Bolivar State. Characterize the tepuis, rock formations that can reach up to 2700 meters high, as Cerro Roraima, which gives its name to the geological formation. The temperature ranges between 35 and 5 degrees, on the heights of the tepuis. It has become a major tourist route, under the same name, which includes the following highlights:
Canaima National Park: a National Park on June 12, 1962. It has an area of 3,000,000 hectares, one of the largest in the world. Place of breathtaking beauty, unique in the world, has in its western region of the Guiana Shield impenetrable jungle, on the eastern side, large sheets full of flora and fauna, rivers crossed by stormy. On the horizon is dominated by tepuis, tabular formations of vertical walls, consisting of polychrome sandstone, quartzite and conglomerates, carved by erosion of thousands of years, and totally flat on top. The tepuis are like huge islands on the green carpet of the jungle, in fact are "islands in time" because they are unique ecosystems, each has unique flora and fauna. There are more than 300 endemic species, as Achnopogon, Chimantaea, Quelchia, Tepuia, Mallophyton, Adenanthe; abundant carnivorous (insectivorous) gender: Bromeliad, Drosera, Heliamphora and Utricularia.
Location: southwest of the Orinoco River in La Gran Sabana, in the Bolívar State. Access: By land, following Route 10 south or by air from various secondary airports in Canaima, Luepa and Santa Elena de Uairen and Kavanayén runways, Kamarata Ounken and other indigenous villages.
Main tepuis of Canaima National Park:
Auyan - Tepuy, Aparamán - Tepuy, The Tereke - Yurén-Tepuy, Chimantá - Tepuy, Kawarkawaray - Tepuy, Aprada - Tepuy, Apakara - Tepuy, Acopán - Tepuy, Anwarapaima - Tepuy, Wei-Tepuy (Cerro Del Sol), Ptari - Tepuy, Sororopán - Tepuy, Tramen - Tepuy, Illu-Tepuy, Karaurín-Tepuy, Yuruaní - Tepuy, (Wara - Karina, Wadakapiapo - Tepuy, Matawi - Tepuy (Kukenán) Roroima - Tepuy (Roraima). these tepuis but are located outside park boundaries, are integrated into your scenario and protected under the guise of natural monuments.
Canaima Lagoon: Huge backwater formed by the turbulent waters Carrao River, at the foot of the falls, before restarting the race to the Caroni. The first thing that draws attention to navigate this current is the foam which borders the surface of the lagoon and the peculiar color of its waters: black in the deeper areas, reddish - yellow on the banks. This unique coloration is due to the concentration of humic and fulvic acids and the scum to the saponin, both derived from the decomposition of plant material. The tepuis Kurun, Deer and Kuravaina are the backdrop for this superb aquatic amphitheater.
El Sapo: This waterfall shows its face more spectacular during the rainy season, when significantly increases your water flow. A carpet of green vegetation cover slabs or tan, it is similar to moss plants or seagrasses, which are perfectly suited to the thrust of the strong currents. Halfway diving, water flow increases, forming eddies of water spray, turbulence is so great that jerky breathing; impetuous energy and inexhaustible water subsides, at breakneck speed, from a height of 20 meters. From this vantage point you can see bewitching landscape: in the foreground, the undulating savannah grass cover, a thick morichal contrasting with the emerald green surrounding, indigenous huts and thatched roofs in the distance, the blue silhouette of Nonoi-Tepuy.
Angel Falls: The highest waterfall in the world, falls 1005 m. from the top of Auyan-tepui to the jungle. Angel Falls shows an amazing perspective: the waterfall, which is actually the sum of several jets of water rush from multiple slits, becomes a light mist split by a rainbow. Behind the fountain, wall-tepui Auyán exhibits a concavity fantastic reds, carved by water and wind. Can flown, in light aircraft from Canaima and from Kavak. Called by the indigenous Pemon Kerepakupai-Meru, "jump the deepest place", the current name was imposed after the American aviator Jimmy Angel, gold prospector who in 1937 managed to land his plane on top of Auyan-Tepuy. Although credited with discovering the jump to Jimmy Angel, the credit goes to Ernesto Sanchez, a retired Venezuelan Navy, who had already visited in 1910 according to the testimony of the journey deposited in the house of Cuidad Bolivar Blohm. Location: Canyon Diablo, Canaima National Park
The Auyán-Tepuy: Auyán-tepui, colossus of stone, carved by erosion of thousands of years. For indigenous Pemon, the word means Auyan-tepui mountains of hell as his mythology, a court of evil spirits called Marawiton inhabits the summit, along with a superior deity called Truman-cheetah. Its height is 2,460 meters in the southern border and 1,600 meters on the northern edge. At the top of Auyan-tepui, is the half-length bust of Simon Bolivar, the dinosaur of stone and stone monkey and the valley of a thousand columns, crystal valley, head of George Washington and the House of the Gods.
Aponwao or Chinak-Meru: Impressive jump with a free fall of 105 meters. The hike to the waterfall is by river or across the river and then walking Aponwao, the road is flat as far as it follows the jump.
Jump Toron-Meru: Waterfall shaped staircase, is one of the greatest attractions of the route Gran Sabana, has a height of 75 meters, is located within 41 kilometers of cross Kavanayen. Inaccessible.
Salto Kama-Meru: This mighty and dramatic jump in the river waters from Aponwao, has a height of over 50 meters, in the fall as a rainbow. It is located at km 207.11 for the trunk-10, the eastern route Gran Sabana.
Quebrada Arapan-Meru (Pacheco): Attractive comprised of four jumps, a small jump with a wife and a medium, a big jump on a ladder and a slide. The gorge is also called perfetti. It is located at km 241.77 for the trunk-10.
Quebrada Kako-Paru (jasper): Quebrada which is characterized by slabs of red jasper, is 20 to 30 meters wide, is one of the wonders of the great plains. It is located at km 277.28 for the trunk-10. Route Gran Sabana eastern sector.
Roraima Tepui: It is the tallest of the tepuis of the Gran Sabana, also called mountain blue or crystal mountain, its height is 2763 meters above sea level, 15 kilometers long, the top surface is 200 kilometers, is the highlight of the relief the park. The Roraima has the points: the bow, Gladys Lake, North mazes, triple point, stone monkey eating ice cream, pit, valley of crystals and tevasin. Its correct name is Roroima, Roroi means fruit tree and ma means great. In 1931, it was agreed setting of Mount Roraima point where the borders of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, disputed territory (Essequibo). Boundary is called the milestone as "triple point".
Kukenan-Tepuy: Has some rocks that resemble Indian despiojándose mutually adankai called, his real name is Matawi-tepui, has a height of 2,680 meters was first climbed in the year 1963, by an expedition from the University of Bangor, England . It belongs to the eastern chain of tepuis of the Gran Sabana.
Yuruani-Tepuy: Tepuy than 2,400 meters high, there Yuruani river begins. It belongs to the eastern chain of tepuis of the Gran Sabana.
Ptari-Tepuy: One of the tepuis sacred.
Aponwao River: The river rises in the Sierra de Lema and falls into the Caroni, is 250 kilometers long. The canoe navigation is a spectacular and unique tour, travel in Salto Chinak sector is so devious, that on several occasions the sun is on the left and others to the right.
Rio Yuruani: It has 96 km long, rises in the Saran-tepui and Mount Yuruani (Irurima tepuy) and falls into the river Kukenan Yurua.
Kukenan Jump: The jump Kukenan has a free fall height of 610 meters, is the second highest waterfall in Venezuela and fourth in the world.