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Mérida state is in the middle of Andes region of Venezuela.


Map of Mérida (state, Venezuela)

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Get inEdit

By plane to the airport at El Vigia (VIG IATA), or direct to Merida city. The latter involves some impressive landing, the airport being tucked into the valley between steep mountains.

By bus from most main cities in Venezuela.

By car following some spectacular windy roads through the foothills of the Andes.

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Stay safeEdit

  WARNING: Do not travel within 50 miles of the Venezuela-Colombia border.

Like the rest of Venezuela, Mérida is largely unsafe. Violent crime is pervasive, and criminals and gangs specifically target tourists, many of whom robbed, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered.

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