Venezuela lies on the northern tip of South America and although it lies entirely in the tropics its varying elevation means areas like the Venezuelan Andes are permanently snow-covered. Elsewhere the geography includes tropical beaches, the northern region of the Amazon basin and wide plains in the centre.
There are more than 2,000 km of Caribbean coastline and the country’s climate broadly breaks down to the dry season between December and April, and then the wet season for the rest of the year.
The country is only a few hours’ flight from New York and Miami, and international filmmakers can get support from the Venezuelan Film Board in Caracas. The capital itself lies near the Caribbean Sea and offers centuries of historical architecture, as well as a modern metropolis.
Venezuela has studios, laboratories and post-production facilities. An interstate highway system connects the central towns and cities, while river transport is more common in protected parts of the Amazonas and eastern regions.