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Los Llanos

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Los Llanos is the vast plains region covering much of central and southwestern Venezuela.

Los Llanos, Venezuela



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Venezuela's Llanos is sparsely populated, mostly by tough farmers and cowboys living off the region's main activity, extensive cattle-ranching.

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  • Amazing wildlife including anacondas, the ubiquitous capybaras and caimans, hundreds of bird species, and the much rarer jaguars and anteaters. This is also the last stronghold of the Orinoco Crocodile.
  • Stunning flat landscapes.


  • Go on a plains safari from at one of the ranches in the region.
  • Dance to joropo - the traditional Llanos music.


  • Chiguire, or capybara, meat.
  • Venezuela's best beef




  • [dead link]Hato La FeAt km 51 of the Calabozo-San Fernando de Apure national highway, right at the entrance to the town of Corozopando, Guarico state +58 (414) 3254188, +58 (414) 468874, e-mail: .
  • Posada Doña BárbaraOn the San Silvestre-San Rafael de Canaguá road in Barinas state, 60 minutes from the state capital. Reservations: 0251 269-2304, 260-1200. Posada: 0273 552-3208.
  • Hato el Frío (180km west of San Fernando),  0240 8083662, 0416 5409420, e-mail: . An excellent ranch and biological station
  • Hato El CedralNear Mantecal, in the lower Llanos of Apure (A 3-hour drive from San Fernando, head towards Mantecal/Elorza. After passing through Mantecal take a left to Elorza and the ranch entrance is 15 mins down on the left),  0212 7818995, e-mail: .
  • [dead link]Hato PiñeroIn the central Llanos, southwestern Cojedes 0212 991-8935, 991-0079, e-mail: .
  • Hato Araguaquénin Cunaviche.



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