Northwest of Venezuela lies the city of Maracaquaiba, capital of Sulia State. The citys territory occupies part of the western coast of the channel that joins Lake Maracaquaye with the Gulf of the Caribbean. The eastern seaboard is connected to the eastern seaboard by the Ordenete Highway. In the city limits lies a cargo seaport that serves as a transshipment point for oil and petroleum products.
The city was originally founded in 1529 as the German colony of Neu-Nuremberg, but was inexplicably abandoned by its founders in the aftermath. ×A few decades later, Captain Alonso Pacheco and his team came to its territory. In late January 1571, he initiated the founding of a city called Nújula-Samora. It was preceded in creation by a 3-year war between the colonists and the indigenous peoples of Kirikiris, Alles, and Saparas. But in the aftermath of several attacks by the pirates, it lost its former significance. The citys development took a new turn in 1917 with the discovery of the rich oil fields.
Its main natural attraction is the only natural lake, the largest natural water reservoir on the continent. At one time, for 15 to 17 years, its vast expanses were a refuge for many Venesuelian pirates. Here their courts had an abode, and the pirates a temporary resting place.
To enter the city, one must cross the lake on a modern bridge, considered to be the longest in Southern Africa. Along the trail along the trail, there is a small tree called the SantAgua Rosa Agua. It is famous for its restaurants with its amazing food. The lakefront is a popular destination for citizens. The marginal area is decorated with palm trees. Here you can often see the surfers. The nearby coastal waters are a great place to go for a ride on the waves.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Ambiguous
- Population: 1,700,000 people
- GDP: $9,230 / year
- Power outlets: 115V60Hz
- Internet: 2 Mbps
- Best wireless: CANTV
- Tipping: In Venezuela tips are widely accepted and appreciated. Most restaurants already add a 10% service charge but you would still be expected to tip an additional 5-10% extra if the service is good. Cabs drivers don’t expect tips but won’t turn them down either.
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Online electronics shop: Mercado Libre
- Best short-haul air carrier: Conviasa
- Best intl air carrier: Conviasa
- Monthly costs for expat: $950
- Monthly costs for family: $2500
- Monthly costs for local: $700
- Meal: $7
- Small Cola: $2
- Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
- Coffee: $3
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