Merida is located at the foot of the Venezuelan Andes and is only 15 km from the country’s highest point – Pico Bolivar, at 4,981 m (16,338 ft). It is the center for outdoor activities in Venezuela, including mountain biking, paragliding, white-water rafting, canyoning, and mountaineering. It is home to The Teleferico, the world’s longest and highest cable car. The city is also a major destination for students seeking to learn Spanish.
When renting a car, inspect the vehicle with the sales rep and document with photos any dents, dings, or damages prior to leaving the rental company to avoid any back and forth on its return.