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Los Llanos Travel Guide

Regions in Los Llanos

This region is divided in three big areas:
• The western plains. - They are formed by Apure, Barinas and Portuguesa states. They are divided at the same time in the high and down plains.
• The central plains. - Formed by Cojedes and Guárico states.
• The eastern plains. - Formed by Anzoátegui and Monagas.

Apure

Apure
This state is located in the southeast part of the country, its capital and for this reason the most important city is San Fernando. The landscape is conformed by extensive flat surfaces savannas covered by Gramineae and gallery forests, with "medanales", "morichales" and big water streams.
The economy of this region is based on the development of activities such as the cattle raising, manufacture of lactic and beef food. It has a main road that permits to access the estate from one side to another, and several other dirt roads that communicate the rest of the region. The average temperature is about 28 ºC, but it uses to change considerably from the day to the night.

Barinas

Barinas
It is located in the south-western region of Venezuela, most part of its territory is located in the plains and the rest is located in the Andes. Its name is on honor to the tribes that lived in the foothills of the Andes, in the Saint Domingo river valley. Tha capital is Barinas and it was founded in 1577, the economy in the region is mainly based in the agriculture and the cattle raising, the average temperature is 26 ºC.
Among the places that have tourist importance we can mention the Episcopal palace , the Pumar marquis palace, the Alberto Torrealba museum, and the Kuayú archeological center.

Portuguesa


Portuguesa
This state has a recreational tourist potential than has not been correctly promoted yet, it has cultural, religious and folkloric manifestations that has great interest, as well as natural seaside resorts and places to practice sportsfishing.

Cojedes

Cojedes

This state is constituted by big plain extensions populated by forests and savannas that dominate the landscape, in which there are plenty of bovine cattle permitting that the agriculture and the cattle raising to be the principal economic activities in this state and it produces principally rice, yam, sorghum and tobacco.
The Capital of Cojedes is San Carlos, it has a warm weather and, among their principal tourist attractions we can mention popular celebrations such as as rooster fights, "los toros coleados" and the competitions in the speedway.

Guárico


Guarico
It is located in the center of the country, it is one of the most extensive in the country and it has a huge importance in the agricultural activity in this zone the capital of his state is San Juan de los Morros.
It doesn't have a developed tourist activity; in despite of having big natural attractions such as the National Park of Guatopo and Aguaro - Guariquito, estuaries of Camaguán, the historic architecture of Calabozo, thermal springs as well as lots of rivers and lagoons.

Anzoátegui


Anzoátegui
This state is located to the east of Venezuela, its capital is Barcelona. The relief of this region is mostly flat and at the north is located the coastal plain over the Caribbean Sea and in the south the fluvial plain over the Orinoco river.

Monagas


Monagas
The state of Monagas is part of the east plains of Venezuela; its economy is based mainly in the production of oil and the agricultural activity. The most important tourist attraction is the Cave of Guacharo which is a natural formation where the guacharos use to hide; they are some brunette plumage birds.
They can be found guides that go with visitors to go over the cave, explaining and lighting the route of the narrow road along the cave. It is possible to find park closed during the rain months due to the floodings.
The capital of the state of Monagas is Maturin, it was founded in 1760, it is a city that doesn't have to offer very much to the tourist activity, and however, it has experienced an enormous growth the late years due to this oil producing activity.

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