Hidden amongst the spectacular Andes Mountains lies a relatively unknown, yet up and coming, tourist destination known as Mérida. This university town with population of 250,000 is rapidly growing among tourists who wish to experience the beauty and wide variety of activities that only the Andes Mountains can offer. With it`s lively and friendly atmosphere and beautiful setting the quaint, tradition rich town of Mérida is the perfect place for any outdoor loving tourist to start their Venezuelan adventure.
Mérida is a town rich with culture and tradition. From small ceromonies among families, friends, neighbors or co-workers called "Paraduras" done before taking down the christmas decorations from the previous year, that include music, food and wine. To huge city wide festivals in which the city and all it`s members come together to celobrate Mérida along with the theme of the festival taking place.
-Universidad de Los Andes
-Expeditions, Adventure Tourism