venezuelan sports

Like most South American countries, Venezuela has always had an active interest in all sporting activities. Sports are not only practiced as a leisure activity, but also serve as a full-time profession for many.

Baseball is a tremendously popular sport in Venezuela, and the country has produced world-renowned players such as Luis Aparicio, who has even found a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in New York. Soccer is also gaining popularity in the country, with many young people taking an active interest in the sport and the national team receiving several laurels.

Canyoning is an adventure sport that has been embraced by many enthusiasts. Merida in Venezuela is the perfect place to try this adventure sport. The sport promises limitless emotions and a great adrenaline rush for all its participants. It’s great fun rappelling down a high waterfall or jumping into narrow streams using super fast natural slides. The sport is highly recommended for people who wish to enjoy the natural beauty of the Andes.

Another favorite sport for both tourists and natives is horseback riding through the high páramo grasslands. The west of Venezuela with its great landscapes, waterfalls and mountains is a wonderful place to ride a horse since the scenic beauty of the place keeps the rider captivated along the way. Nature lovers are advised to bring their cameras with them to capture the picturesque landscape in print.

Paragliding in the Andean zone of western Venezuela is an incredible experience. People can get a real bird’s eye view of the entire mountain range from the glider. Unlike bungee jumping, which lasts a short time, paragliding offers an exhilarating and exhilarating experience that can last up to an hour or so.

With the world of sports becoming more competitive with each passing day, the Venezuelan government is helping various other sporting activities in the form of funding, infrastructure, and training.

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