Centro Turistico El Encanto

Carretera Panamericana, Loma de Los Angeles, Merida, Andes, 5101, Venezuela | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Merida


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


No surprise I was up for sunrise, but our lot was planning a 7am departure anyway. Headed off to a nearby river mouth to see more wildlife – masses more hawks, especially ospreys and herons breakfasting on fish plus a red breasted kingfisher. Also stopped for a dip where the water was clear – the palafitos bogs empty straight into the lake, plus it is quite polluted from all the boat traffic ...

The middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by calvinandhobbes


... s nothing to do, we shared Pedro's favorite pastime, dominoes. He taught us how to play the simple game we see so many locals around here playing.
We played dominoes for hours before retiring to our frigid room where we bundled up in all the clothing we brought, covered our bunk beds with layers of blankets to hopefully ward off possible bed bugs, and huddled together for warmth. We lit the last of our candle, read a little to each other, and ...

Driving and Hiking

A travel blog entry by tomascollins


... has fashioned a, what must be huge, Chavez sign in his almost-veritcal field. His reach knows no bounds.

I am conscious of my shortening breath as we pass the monument to the dog that Merida city gave to Bolivar during his Liberation of South America (the dog died in one of the battles); as we approach the Sierra Nevada National Park the chilly 11 degrees stands in stark contrast to the balmy 20+ degrees we left in Merida a couple ...

Crossing the Border to Venezuela

A travel blog entry by keelaurow


... of places to choose from to stock up on Bolivares. Originally, we had planned to go into the center of town, but given the early time of day, it was unlikely anything would be open yet. Also, the rates at the bus station seemed very good (indicated by the meager 0.5% - 1% difference between the buying and selling rate).

After visiting virtually all the casas de cambio in the bus station and checking and double checking their rates, we were able to buy Bolivares at 211 ...

Our expectations for this trip

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

This is a top pick!

... have some arguments on the way.
-I expect each of us –including me- to make some sacrifices… TO THE GODS!

-I fear that it won’t be like it was 10 years ago…
-What will it be like without a trailer?
-I’m afraid we might have a greater struggle getting along, now that there are 6 prominent opinions in the family!
-I’m afraid of falling behind –i.e. not meeting my goals.


This hotel, located on Carretera Panamericana, Loma de Los Angeles, Merida, is near Chorros de Milla Zoo, Plaza Bolívar (Merida), Parque Beethoven, and Museum of Science and Technology.
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