Canaima National Park, Bolívar, Venezuela (with Map & Photos)

Beauty, wealth and life. This is the Canaima National Park, one of the main wonders created by nature, located in the Southeast of Venezuela and considered unique in the world. It is consecrated, as one of the oldest territories on earth.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

This imposing natural symbol celebrates 58 years of being declared a National Park, on the same day as today June 12 but in 1962. In addition, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO in 1994.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

This National Park consists of 30,000 square kilometers, bordering the borders of Guyana and Brazil. Due to its great magnitude, it is appreciated as the sixth largest park in the world. This beautiful landscape is made up of at least 65% of rocky plateaus called tepuis.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

Own and foreign, they classify Canaima as a place full of magic, energy and tranquility. A park surrounded by immense vegetation and a singular contrast of streams and rivers. Which has the most famous waterfall not only in the country, but in the world: Angel Falls. Amazing for its almost 1,000 meters high.

Still, it is inhabited by its indigenous Pemon inhabitants, who form the autochthonous ethnic group of that region. In addition, they live according to their ancestral beliefs, traditions and customs.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

Canaima National Park as a tourist place


Among the most visited sites of the Canaima National Park are: Los tepuis, El Salto Ángel, Salto Aponwuao, Kavanayén and Quebrada Pacheco. Likewise, Salto Kamarata and the town of San Ignacio de Yuruaní.

It has different routes and ways of access. As well as comfortable places of accommodation and services. Among them: Canaima Camp, Kavak and other towns in the same eastern area or along the road to Santa Elena.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

The NGO SOS Orinoco has considered that the Canaima National Park be urgently reorganized. Well, due to more than 1,000 hectares that have been devastated by illegal mining, it is in "critical danger."

According to the technical body of Unesco, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, has stated that this park be included in the list of World Heritage Sites in danger.

Canaima National Park
Canaima National Park

"Taking into account the complex humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is going through and the openly mining state policy that is inconsiderate of environmental laws, it is necessary for Unesco to include Canaima in the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger."

This, as an action that encourages the authorities to act decisively and assertively, an achievement in the cessation of mining operations. Thus offering economic and ecologically sustainable alternatives to the resident population of the national park.

Canaima National Park Map