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Los Llanos is the vast plains region covering much of central and southwestern Venezuela.
Venezuela's Llanos is sparsely populated, mostly by tough farmers and cowboys living off the region's main activity, extensive cattle-ranching.
- 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 Fe, At km 51 of the Calabozo-San Fernando de Apure national highway, right at the entrance to the town of Corozopando, Guarico state, ☏ , , ✉ email@example.com.
- Posada Doña Bárbara, On the San Silvestre-San Rafael de Canaguá road in Barinas state, 60 minutes from the state capital., ☏ (Reservations), (Posada).
- [formerly dead link] Hato el Frío (180km west of San Fernando), ☏ , , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. An excellent ranch and biological station
- Hato El Cedral, Near 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), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- [formerly dead link] Hato Piñero, In the central Llanos, southwestern Cojedes, ☏ , , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hato Araguaquén, in Cunaviche.