Tourist Places to Visit in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, America

Ciudad Guayana (in English, Guayana City) is a city belonging to the Bolívar State in Venezuela, placed about 685 km southeast of the national capital, Caracas. It is one of the largest cities of Venezuela with a population of more than a million and is also one of the commercial centres of the country with the important iron industry and port.


Geography of Ciudad Guayana:

Ciudad Guayana is geographically located between 8°22′ N latitude and 62°39′ W longitude.


History of Ciudad Guayana:

Ciudad Guayana was officially founded in the year 1961 by merging two towns San Félix and Puerto Ordaz. Polideportivo Cachamay is a well built multipurpose stadium in Ciudad Guayana, established in 1990.


How to reach Ciudad Guayana?    

Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport in Ciudad Guayana handles flights to Caracas, Maturín, Barcelona, Valencia, Canaima, Porlamar, Santa Elena de Uairen and Ciudad Bolivar. This airport is located around 20 km away from Ciudad Guayana.

Manuel Carlos Piar Guayana Airport is served by Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Avior Airlines, Aserca Airlines, Conviasa and many other prominent airlines.

Buses are regular between Ciudad Guayana and neighboring cities. Tourists can also use taxi or moto taxis to move within the city, to reach tourist destinations and airport.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Ciudad Guayana:

Ciudad Guayana is home to the campus of many reputed universities such as UDO, Bicentenaria de Aragua University, Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho University and National Experimental Polytechnic University.

Ciudad Guayana hosts many upgraded shopping centres and the list is as follows:

  • Orinokia Mall
  • Altavista Mall
  • Atlantico Mall


List of major restaurants in Ciudad Guayana is as follows:

  • La Posada de Chiquito
  • Tasca Restaurant Jai-Alai
  • Restaurant de Ali Baba
  • Nomura Japanese Food & Bar


What to do in Ciudad Guayana?

  • Waterfalls
  • Parks
  • Visit Shopping Malls


Places to see in Ciudad Guayana:

Polideportivo Cachamay:

Polideportivo Cachamay also called Centro Total de Entretenimiento Cachamay is a multiuse stadium located in Puerto Ordaz, around 13 km away from downtown Ciudad Guayana. It was initially opened in 1990 and was renovated in 2007. Polideportivo Cachamay has a capacity of seating 41,600 spectators.


Llovizna Falls:

Placed in the Llovizna Park in Puerto Ordaz, Llovizna falls is a spectacular waterfall drawing water from Caroní River and Macagua Dam is just nearby the waterfall. It is around 20 km from Ciudad Guayana and it can be reachable by taxi.


Macagua Dam:

Macagua Dam (Antonio José de Sucre) was constructed for purpose of hydroelectric power generation on the Caroní River in 1961. It measures a length of 3,537 meters and height of 69 meters.


List of other places of interest in Ciudad Guayana include:

  • Caroní River
  • Second Orinoco crossing
  • The port of Puerto Ordaz
  • Orinokia bridge
  • Llovizna park
  • Loefling park
  • Orinokia mall
  • Cachamay park
  • Atlántico Mall
  • Macagua Eco museum
  • Altavista Mall
  • Italian-Venezuelan Club
  • Christmas Park
  • Andrés Bello UCAB


Ideal time to visit Ciudad Guayana:

Throughout the year is best, especially from December to April will be ideal to visit Ciudad Guayana while dry season runs.


Where to stay in Ciudad Guayana?

Ciudad Guayana is a pleasant colorful city housing numerous upgraded hotels, inns and guest houses with class facilities and services to fulfill the requirement of tourists coming from the different regions of the world. The prominent hotels in Ciudad Guayana are as follows:

  • Hotel Eurobuilding Guayana
  • Mara Inn Hotel
  • Posada Churum Meru
  • Roraima Inn Express
  • The Rock Inn Hotel
  • Hotel Rasil Puerto Ordaz
  • Hotel Venetur Orinoco
  • La Casa Hotel Boutique
  • Hotel 286
  • Howard Johnson Hotel Portofino Puerto Ordaz
  • Embajador Hotel
  • Hotel Eco Premium Plaza Meru
  • Hotel Tepuy
  • Hotel Ole
  • Posada Cunuri
  • Posada Orinokia

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