Hispanic Pictures

A Collection of Stories Through Latin Pictures
The Work of Debra Del Toro-Phillips

This section of Hispanic pictures brings a new experience of Latin and Spanish speaking America. It reflects the thoughts and expressive work of Debra Del Toro-Phillips, a Hispanic entrepreneur who captures emotions and Latino culture at its best through her work. If you would like to know more about her, check her interview out.

These images of Hispanic America reveal the beauty and energy that Latino culture exudes as well as the peculiarities of each country. It is just amazing to see how each country has its own cultural background that makes it unique and simultaneously Latino.

In this section we dream and connect to Latino culture through these photographs that can show what we are about. This is a creative zone, where Debra shows you “La Hispanidad” through her lens. We want you to visit and get excited about learning, maybe visiting some of these places…or simply connecting to your roots!

Hispanic Pictures Beans


For many Hispanics beans represent a piece of heritage.
They bring to our mind memories of family and loved ones meeting once a week to share foods at lunch time and to enjoy each other’s company.

Hispanic Pictures


Hispanic pictures Feliz Año Nuevo!
captures the uncertainty living in many Latino hearts today, probably due to the difficult economic times that are rampant around the world. Just look at the face of this little Guatemalan girl!

Hispanic Pictures


Hispanic pictures El Espiritu de Navidad
Reminds us that it is time to express joy and spread the love. It all seems bright regardless of the problems we had during the year that is getting ready to go away forever.

Hispanic Pictures


Hispanic pictures El Chico Y La Chica
Shows the contrast between the old and the new and what remains constant in our world.

Hispanic Pictures


Hispanic pictures Wisdom y Sabiduría
invites us to thank and honor the “old men” in our lives. This month is the perfect time to do so.

Hispanic Pictures


You’ve Gone a Long Way, Baby!
Hispanic pictures You’ve Gone a Long Way, baby! honors Hispanic women and their changing role in today’s world.

Hispanic Pictures


Siesta Time
Hispanic pictures Siesta Time this time in the day when we had the chance to relax, at least in Hispanic speaking countries.

Boca Buenos Aires

Boca Buenos Aires
Argentina

A popular neighborhood home of La Boca Juniors soccer team and colorful homes made of corrugated iron and waste.

Dominoes

Dominoes
Who has not seen men in the neighborhood corners of Hispanic culture countries playing dominó?

Crosses

Crosses
Amongst Hispanics crosses carry a deep meaning. They are everywhere in our lives. We wear them, use them as symbols of our faith or simply use them while praying.

Crosses

La loteria
This mini story simply reminds us of how different we are, even though, we are all from Spanish speaking countries.

Crosses

Mi Hermanita
Hispanic pictures Mi Hermanita reminds us of how different we can be even though we are Latinas. Language, attire, customs, and culture play a significant role in who we are.

Hispanic Pictures


Patience
Hispanic pictures Patience invites us to take it easy. In Costa Rica we would say pura vida, in Colombia tomala suave, in the U.S. simply take it easy.

Hispanic Pictures


Latina Beauties
Places us in an atmosphere of fiesta where we, Hispanics and Hispanic-Americans celebrate with beauty pageants and parades.

Hispanic Pictures


Piragua
Hispanic pictures Piragua shows you how Latinos like to cool down on the go.These treats have different names depending on the country, but they are all made of shaved ice and fruit flavored syrup.

Pictures by Debra Del Toro-Phillips

Machu Pichu Peru

La Ciudad Perdida de los Incas Machu Picchu

Machu Pichu Peru

Machu Pichu Peru
by Brian Snelson

Machu Pichu Peru

Machu Pichu Peru
Impressive View

Do you want a piece of real Hispanic culture? Travel to Machu Pichu Peru, the Lost City of the Inca. What is this archeological site? It is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the ancient Inca cities that promises one of the best trips of your life. As a cultural experience these Inca ruins are an example of what native South American engineering and design was.

Why is Machu Pichu Peru misspelled in this page? Because many Latin travel lovers use this search term when they want to find results for Machu Picchu. Don’t let it bother you, this page is filled with useful information written just for you to enjoy!

Traveling through Machu Picchu is like rediscovering the pure essence that existed before Spaniards arrived in America.

The city of Machu Pichu Peru survived the Spanish onslaught against the Inca Empire because Spaniards never found it. It is beautifully constructed in the typical Inca style using polished dry-stone walls of regular shape.

Where Is Located and When to Go

The Lost City of the Inca is located in the south western chain of mountains called the Andes, in the Urubamba Valley. The town of Machu Picchu is connected to the city of Cusco by a railway system. The total trip takes about three hours and covers a distance of 110 kilometers.

The best time to travel to Machu Pichu Peru is during the dry months from October to April. If traveling with children, I recommend you to take children older than 10 years. Prepare them for long walks, explain in advance the conditions, since it is a bit rough and requires a good amount of walking. There are steep drops, areas off limits, and sometimes slippery conditions.

Top Machu Pichu Adventure Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

What Was the Purpose of The Lost City of the Inca?

There are many hypothesis explaining what this archeological site is, but there is no conclusive evidence to prove any of them.

Hitching Post of the Sun

Different theories say it was a special retreat for the royalty of Cuzco, a settlement built to control the economy of these conquered regions. a secret ceremonial city, or even the estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti.

Others say it was an observatory because of the presence of the Hitching Point of the Sun, a set of stones in the citadel that point directly at the sun during the winter solstice.

Facts About Machu Picchu

  • Machu Picchu means old peak in Quechua, an ancient Native American language of South America.
  • The city is located 8,000 ft above sea level in the mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru.
  • This ancient Inca city is about five square miles, not visible from below, and it is completely self-contained.
  • One of the most interesting facts about Machu Pichu is that it was build around 1460 AD and a hundred years later the Incas abandoned it.
  • In spite of many years of scientific research and unearthing of the site, nobody has been able to produce enough evidence to exactly pinpoint the purpose of Machu Pichu.
  • Hiram Bingham is credited with rediscovering Machu Picchu in 1911, but the names of Enrique Palma, Gabino Sánchez, and Agustín Lizárraga are engraved in one of the Machu Picchu rocks with the date July 14, 1901.
  • In 1983 the UNESCO declared Machu Pichu a World Heritage Site.
  • The preservation of Machu Pichu Peru faces big challenges. Little regulation by Peruvian government, a rapid increase in tourism, and environmental and conservation issues make it one of the most endangered ruins in the world.
  • In 2007 Yale University agreed to return a large group of artifacts that were excavated at Machu Picchu in 1912, according to The New York Times article “Yale Officials Agree to Return Peruvian Artifacts” by Randy Kennedy published in September 17, 2007.

Machu Picchu Pictures

Want to see real Machu Picchu pictures from travelers like you? Go to my mini-picture guide to this amazing Inca ruins.

Latin Travel Gems

Best Short Smart Guides to South America Tours
And Travel Destinations

The easiest way to uncover the ins and outs of top Latin travel gems. Yes, I will be your insider gal to South America tours and travel.

These smart guides to where, when, best rental homes, cheap flights to South America and insider info to TOP Latin America travel destinations are here for you! Take full advantage of them and feel free to ask me any question you may want.

Let me show you, from a real Latina perspective, some of the best ways to combine culture and adventure at these North (Mexico), Central and South American destinations.

I hand picked these destinations based on 3 main reasons: cultural appeal, great value for what they offer, and adventure.

Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins

Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

Experience the ancient city of the Maya by taking one of the top rated Chichen Itza tours or go off the beaten path. Take a real trip to the past. Relax by mixing other tours in your trip and be sure to get the most value for your money!

Machu Picchu Peru

Machu Picchu

Interested in seeing real South American ruins? What about a place that can bring you back to the early 1400’s, true to its roots and breathtaking… Visit Machu Picchu a true Latin travel adventure.

Titicaca Lake Peru

Uros Islands Peru

Venture to the unspoiled Titicala Lake in Peru, one of the undisputed marvels of the natural world. Enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding islands where indigenous inhabitants live without electricity and modern comforts.

Angel Falls Venezuela

Angel Falls Venezuela

At Angel Falls, water plummets 3,212 feet down the sheer rock face of a sandstone mesa in a dramatic plume of water and explodes in a cloud of mist. Twenty times higher than Niagara Falls, Angels Falls is actually the tallest waterfall in the world.

Easter Island in Chile

Angel Falls Venezuela

Rapa Nui or Easter Island Chile, is probably one of the most remote and enigmatic destinations on the planet. Located over 2,000 miles from the nearest other inhabited land, this island is famous for its giant statues known as “moai.”

There are many cultures within Hispanic America that when traveling, taking it easy will help you enjoy to soak in the culture.

Hispanic culture varies amongst the countries that are part of it, therefore foods, traditions, celebrations, Catholicism, and even language are not all the same.

San Agustin Colombia

Visiting San Agustin in ColombiaI must admit, when I lived in Colombia I had no desire to visit San Agustin however, once I left my native country and saw the world through different trips I realized how special this park in Huila Colombia is.

The giant statues on Easter Island in Chile may be more famous, but in my opinion, they are nothing compared to the marvelous megalithic sculptures of San Agustín. As soon as you view the spectacular carved stone statues here, you will have to agree.

Hispanic culture varies amongst the countries that are part of it, therefore foods, traditions, celebrations, Catholicism, and even language are not all the same.

Yes, we understand each other’s Spanish but there are dialects, yes we all eat tamales but they are not prepared the same way, yes we are mostly Catholic but we practice and celebrate a bit differently from country to country… So be prepared to absorb the differences and enjoy the ride.

In this section I try to give you pointers and tips on how to enjoy a particular place I recommend as well as a brief understanding of what you will be visiting.

It is only my opinion or my friends’ opinion as many of my articles are based on actual Hispanic travel I have done or interviews with native Latin Americans who know the places well.

Today Latin American travel can be specialized also. You can book your trip to be gastronomic, adventurous, archeological, relaxing, cultural, and many more. I recommend you to think ahead and decide what kind of trip you want to experience.

I mostly like cultural and adventurous trips that take minimum two weeks, where I don’t have to be pressured by rigid schedules and where I can mix with the locals. Bear in mind we travel with our son who loves it, therefore most of the information I include is appropriate for families.

Enjoy and take some time to do some Hispanic travel…I will assure you will enjoy it!

Pictures from top to bottom by Marcela Hede, robennals & Phillie Casablanca.

Chichen Itzá Best Rentals and Tours

Chichen Itzá Best Inside Info for Rentals and Tours to
The Ancient City of the Maya

Chichen Itzá is the ancient city of the Maya. Its history is fascinating and as a traveler myself, I recommend you experience it. But how to get there by car? What is there to see? and what Chichen Itzá tour tips can you take advantage of? Keep reading…

In August 2007, this city was selected as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Who chose? Voters around the world who in a public internet competition, that lasted for eight years, casted almost a 100 million votes according to the article The New World Wonders published by Hispanic Magazine in August 2008.

Interesting Facts

  • The city was constructed with mathematical and geometrical precision.
  • It boasts an impressive observatory, a necessary structure for the Maya, some of the best astronomers ever known to mankind.
  • It has the biggest ball court in all Mesoamerica.
  • It is home of the famous pyramid or El Castillo , and the Sacred Cenote which witnessed Mayan religious sacrifices.
  • The name Chichen Itzá means At the mouth of the well of the Itza where Itza is the name of the ethnic group that dominated the northern Yucatan peninsula.

There are many more buildings in this ancient city that you should visit and they are located throughout the site. I just mentioned the most recognizable.

A Bit of History About Chichen Itzá

The Maya civilization built this UNESCO World Heritage site before 800 A.D., and it became an important economic, political, religious and cultural center of the Mayan empire.

Chichen Itzá is located in the northern area of the Peninsula de Yucatán in Mexico. The topography of the region is arid and has no above ground rivers. For the Ancient city of the Maya, the main source of fresh water was the cenotes or sinks holes that provided enough water for the inhabitants.

The most recognized sink hole is the cenote Sagrado or the sacred well. The region has many cenotes and you can see signs throughout when you drive towards the ancient city using the Carretera Libre.

This ancient city used its port site of Isla Cerritos to obtain locally unavailable resources from distant areas such as central Mexico and even gold from Central America.

Chichen Itzá fell by around 1000 AD and the city became unpopulated but not completely abandoned. The Cenote Sagrado continued to be a place of pilgrimage.

According to Robert S. Chamberlain’s book, The Conquest and Colonization of Yucatán 1517-1550, the Spaniards arrived at Chichen Itzá in 1526 trying to take the city with Francisco Montejo leading the operation. Initially the Spaniards encountered no resistance. Later on, the Maya pushed them out in 1534.

What Not to Miss

The Pyramid or El Castillo

Chichen Itza Pyramid

Chichen Itza Pyramid
by Marcela Hede

The main place of worship of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent.  The pyramid is the most representative place of the ruins.  It is impressive and inviting at the same time.

The temple has 9 square terraces, about 2.57 metres (8.4 ft) high, and at the top it is the temple.  The sides of the pyramid are approximately 55.3 meters (181 ft) at the base.  One tf the most interesting features of the pyramid are the stairways each side has, and of course, the carved heads of a serpent at the northeastern side.

Today you can’t climb the pyramid, after a tragic death of a woman while making her way down from the top, but it still is a site worth visiting!

El Cenote Sagrado

Chichen Itza Cenote Sagrado

Chichén Itzá Cenote Sagrado

The significance of the cenote is based on several stories. The one that fascinated me the most is the tale of a young man who dared the Mayan king to accept his challenge of letting him dive into the water well, and if he survived he was to become the Mayan king. The possibilities were null, and the king accepted, the you

ng man dove and came out alive! The throne exchanged hands.

The Observatory

Chichen Itza The Observatory

Chichén Itzá The Observatory

Round shaped and perfectly located to observe Venus. In the inside you can see a stairwell that leads to the top. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to go inside.

At the top, sky observers were able to remove some stones to have the perfect angle for their astronomy studies.

The Ball Court

Chichen Itza Ball Court

Carved Hoops at the Chichén Itzá Ball Court
by Marcela Hede

 

A place where the Maya played their ball game by passing a ball through the sculpted hoops at the top of the court without using their hands.

Good luck! You had to be skillful because the price to pay was your head if you didn’t win. Take a look at the walls of the ball court panels.

Finding the Best Hotel, Rental Villa or B&B

Part of the experience of visiting the ruins is seeing the sites surrounding the ancient city.

Find a hotel in Chichen Itza

Some people are afraid to stay outside of a resort because they don’t know the language or the areas. I recommend you to educate yourself. Be close to main towns that have resorts if you just want to experience the real Mexico without having to stay in one.

Read more about finding a perfect hotel close to Chichen Itzá. If you are interested in having a real Mexican experience think about renting a villa, home or hacienda. It is affordable, luxurious and convenient.

Keep in mind you have to cook, but the difference in price in comparison to an all inclusive resort will allow you to stay longer and more comfortably if you are a family of 4 or more. Go to the listing of Chichen Itza rentals so you can make the right choice!

Chichen Itzá Tours

There are many companies that offer tour services to tourists who stay in the Riviera Maya hotels.

Top recommendation? Cosmos Tours. Well planned, comfortable transportation and educational.

For us, having a native Spanish speaker in the family, me, and pretty much being accustomed to travel at our own speed we decided to tour the city ourselves.

On the other hand, it is very convenient to pre-book your tour. No worries, no delays, and no guess work. You can do it from home and it will all be set when you arrive.

Visit these forums for real comments and points of view about different Chichen Itza tours.

BEST Tours Beside Chichen Itzá Mayan Ruins

Keep an open mind, since the only thing in the Yucatan peninsula is not just visiting ruins. There are many options like horse back riding, scuba diving, other ruins besides Chichen, and canopy expeditions that are lots of fun!

the best Yucatan Peninsula tours with ratings, maps, direct linking to sites and all the relevant information to make your trip smooth.

Top Recommended Tours

Selvatica Canopy Expeditions and Adventure Tour. A perfect canopy adventure.
Rancho Baaxal.The Best horse back riding in Playa del Carmen.
Casa del Buceo. Best scuba diving in Isla Mujeres, close to Cancun.
Jungle Spa. Wanting to pamper yourself? Take a massage in an incredible setting!

When visiting The Ancient City of the Maya I recommend being adventurous. Take the Carretera Libre which means free or without any tolls. We did it and never regretted it.


We rented a car and traveled the Carretera Libre with our 3-year old son who loved seeing how different the towns look in comparison to the ones in the U.S. we lived at the time in Long Island, NY.

There are some small towns and many cenotes on the way where you can swim and enjoy.

TIP ABOUT PURCASING HAND MADE CRAFTS
Stop at stores on the side of the road. They have the beautifully hand crafted articles at at about 30% less than those offered at the boutiques in the resorts.

I was surprised to see how many people were bilingual Spanish and Maya, the ancient language of the Mayan civilization.

Pictures by Marcela Hede

Machu Picchu Pictures

A Small Photographic Guide of the
Lost City of the Inca

Machu Picchu Pictures Machu Picchu Pictures

Many times people ask me what are the specific parts I consider the most impressive of the Machu Picchu ruins, and I let them know it is very difficult to select just a few. Here I put together a brief photographic mini-guide to let you have a taste of this powerful ancient ruins.

What to See… Machu Picchu Pictures

When visiting this phenomenal Inca ruins make sure you capture these places…

Machu Picchu Pictures

Machu Picchu is divided in two parts, the urban section and the farming section. The farming terraces are a magnificent creation that probably made the city self-sufficient. Others believe the terraces may have protected the city from sismic activity.

Machu Picchu Pictures

When you enter the city by using the main entrance you will see the Guard’s House located in the agricultural section. Here’s an optimum chance to map out your visit to the ruins. This is one of the best places to snap shots as it allows you to see every place in the city.

Machu Picchu Pictures

 

Enter the Urban Site. In the upper building complex you can see one of the principal housing areas. By now you may have noticed the polished dry stone walls without any joint material, this method is called ashlar. Not even a thin knife blade fits through.

 

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Inca houses had connected roofs. The doors and windows are trapezoidal in shape, and typical “L” shaped blocks usually joint outside corners. The walls in the houses are offset slightly from row to row, making the city fair well after earthquakes.

 

Machu Picchu Pictures

This round structure is The Temple of the Sun. In the middle you can see a rock with a straight edge that precisely aligns with the light falling through the only window of the temple during the Summer solstice.

Beside the temple you can also see The Room of the Three Windows and the Hitching Post of the Sun. These buildings honored Inti, the Inca’s sun god and greatest deity.

Machu Picchu Pictures

The Temple of the Moon is made of a natural cave with five niches sculpted into a white granite stone wall.

Machu Picchu Pictures

 

The city has a built-in water system for allowing the fountains’ water to run from one tub to another.

The system still works today. The water comes from an underground spring not far away. Water was very important amongst the Inca who worshiped it.

Machu Picchu Pictures

This is one of my favorite Machu Picchu pictures. It shows the Dry Moat at Machu Picchu that separates the urban site from the agricultural area.

Titicaca Lake Peru

I encourage anyone who wants to experience true Hispanic culture to travel to Titicaca Lake, Peru. Located in the high Andes, specifically Puno, it is by far the largest navigable lake in the world.

Did you know this lake nurtured Peru’s Inca civilization? Today it serves the same purpose to the Aymara people who live on its shores.

The Titicaca Lake is a sacred place for the Inca civilization. Manco Capac, the first Inca King was born here, and also here is where the world was created from, according to Incan Mythology.

Where is Located and When to Go

Titicaca Lake is located between Bolivia and Peru, and it is the largest lake in Latin America.

Titicaca Lake Peru

The best time to visit is from May to October. Keep in mind its dry, cold climate that frequently falls below freezing in the Winter nights of July and August during the high season, and its strong sun during the day.

Don’t Miss…

When visiting Peru, Puno is one of the best towns to stay in. It can serve you as a hub to book tours to the islands, and to enjoy first hand mingling with the locals in the bars at night. You can also visit the outdoor market which is colorful and typical.

The Uros Islands or the Floating Islands, more than 40 of them, are the creation of the indigenous people who make them out of reeds that naturally grow on the banks of the lake. The inhabitants constantly add reeds to the surface to maintain the islands.

Taquile Island, Titicaca Peru

Taquile Island is another marvel with no electricity or cars. The Taquile people show their uniqueness in culture through their hand work and attire. For example, the chullos or caps describe a person’s role. Singles wear red and white caps, leaders wear black ones, and married men and women red ones. Taquile textiles are sought after for their colorful and exquisite hand made work that reflects customs and beliefs.

Amantani Island, Titicaca Peru

Looking for a more traditional island? Visit The Amantani Island close to the Taquile Island. I recommend staying overnight to enjoy the every night party where local people invite tourists to dance and you can wear their traditional attire.

 

Uros Islands, Titicaca Peru

The Island of the Sun is the biggest island on Titicaca Lake. Explore it by taking one of the two paths from the south to the north along the beach side (5 hours), or by going across the mountain range at the center (3 hours). Your children may love the Gold Museum showing many Inca treasures, and the Fountain of Youth.

Tips When Visiting Titicaca Lake Peru

  • Keep in mind the locals are the ones who issue permits to sleep overnight in the islands. Therefore they control the tourism.
  • Beware… the islands don’t have electricity, cars, and the homes don’t have many of the comforts we are accustomed to.
  • For a true experience plan to stay overnight in one of the islands. You will be staying in the home of one of the indigenous people. Forget about the shower and be prepared to live side by side with the locals while sharing their life.
  • It is a unique experience for children. It is inexpensive but requires some endurance as rides to reach the Titicaca Lake and the islands take hours to complete.
  • To discover the Titicaca Lake in Peru, you can either do it yourself or buy a tour in Puno for a far better price than the one you would pay if you book it through an agency in advance.

Traveling to Angel Falls Venezuela

Facts,  Tips, Must Do Activities and Best Lodges & Posadas

Hidden away in one of the most remote regions of Venezuela awaits a spectacular experience: Angel Falls Venezuela.  Traveling to the falls isn’t easy, but if you take the time and make the effort you will be rewarded with an unforgettable experience.

Angel Falls Facts

At Angel Falls, water plummets 3,212 feet down the sheer rock face of a sandstone mesa in a dramatic plume of water and explodes in a cloud of mist.  Twenty times higher than Niagara Falls, Angels Falls is actually the tallest waterfall in the world.

Its waters often seem to descend from out of a cloud, and you might assume this is why they have the heavenly name Angel Falls. In reality, the falls bear the name of Jimmy Angel, an aviator who landed atop the falls in the 1937, hiked back to civilization in 11 arduous days, and brought this beautiful place to the world’s attention.

Another interesting Angel Falls fact is that it served as the inspiration for Paradise Falls in the movie “Up.”

El Salto Angel (completamente alucinante y magico)

 

Tips for Travelers

When to Go: The best time to visit Angel Falls Venezuela is at the tail end of the rainy season, in November or December. During this time, the falls will be powerful and impressive, and the top of the falls is less likely to be shrouded in clouds.

How to Get There: Your trip to the fall will leave from Canaima, which is only accessible by plane. You can fly there from Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolivar.  If you stop in Ciudad Bolivar, you can see a replica of Jimmy Angel’s plane outside the airport.

Where to Stay: You can find plenty of lodges and “camps” around Canaima, but the best of the Angel Falls hotels is Waku Lodge followed very closely by Jungle Rudy’s. See the ranking of Canaima National park lodges here.

What to Bring: You will definitely want to bring your camera to Angel Falls Venezuela! On a more practical side, you will need a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray, as well as sturdy boots for your jungle hike to the falls, and river shoes or sandals and a swimsuit for your time at the falls.

3-Must-Do Activities

1. Hike to the Falls: If you want to truly experience the awesome power of Angel Falls you must get up close and personal.

A four-hour ride in a wooden canoe (aka curiara), followed by a 90-minute hike will bring you to the pool at the base of the falls. Take a swim and enjoy the sights and sounds of the falls.

2. Explore Canaima National Park: After traveling for days to get to Canaima, you might as well explore as much of the park as you can. One popular hike is to Frog Falls.

3. Learn About Local Flora and Fauna: In addition to being visually stunning, the Canaima features some truly unique flora and fauna.

The trick is to go on a trek with a local Pemón Indian guide to see some of the tiniest orchids in the world, and learn about how the isolation imposed by life on these 2-billion-year-old tepuis or “sky islands” shaped the evolution of local plants and animals.

Angel Falls Lodges and Posadas

One thing to remember is that this region called the Guayana region is a bit away and off the beaten path. Getting to the falls can be a bit challenging and reserved for adventurous folks.

When thinking about your sleeping accommodations be realistic, don’t expect 5 star luxury hotels however, Posada Angostura and Posada Casa Grande de Angostura are two small basic hotels in Ciudad Bolivar. This is the place you fly into to see the falls. The advantage is that these hotels have reviews and you can see actual pictures and comments of real people who have been there.

My recommendation is to sleep in the Canaima National Park where hotels are simple yet more close to the action. They are what I call the real deal. After visiting the falls there is flora and fauna to explore right there. Here you can see the best lodges at the Canaima National Park. Also check the SPECIALITY lodging at Canaima National park.

What Other Angel Falls Travelers Have to Say


I am one of those travelers who likes to read and find out the best and the worst of any place I am going to travel to.  I go on forums, read reviews, visit travel sites, etc. Here is a great source for reading and having another perspective about your trip to La Caída del Angel. Angel Falls reviews and comments by real travelers.

Pictures of Angel Falls Venezuela

Remember, as awesome as Angels Falls pictures are, they can’t compare to the real thing! So check out some pictures, get inspired, and then plan to travel to Angels Falls on your own.

Angel Falls from our camp

 

Angel Falls

 

Angel Falls