It is located in the occidental extreme of Venezuela, in the state if Zulia, in the southwest shore of the lake that has the same name (we mean the Maracaibo lake, the biggest in South America). It is the capital of Zulia state and the homonymous municipality.
Maracaibo is also known as "La Tierra del Sol Amada", it is the second biggest city in Venezuela, it has an extension of 557 km2 and a population of 1.3 million of inhabitants. It was discovered on August 24, 1499, by the marine Alonso de Ojeda, companion of Columbus in his second journey.
It is the principal harbour and industrial center of the rich oil basin of Maracaibo, it is a modern and dynamic city that you must visit in order to enjoy all of the charms that it offers.