Welcome to Angel Falls

Nestled deep within the heart of Venezuela's Canaima National Park, Angel Falls stands as the world’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall. With a total height of 979 meters (3,212 feet), it features a main plunge of 807 meters (2,648 feet), followed by sloped cascades and rapids that contribute to its remarkable drop height. The falls pour over the edge of Auyán-tepui in a mesmerizing spectacle that can be seen for miles.

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The Río Churún cascades from the table-top mountain Auyán-tepuy into the reaches of Cañón del Diablo.

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Discover the Beauty

As the relentless torrent of water descends from the towering cliffs of Auyán-tepu, it orchestrates a mesmerizing display that appears to defy the laws of gravity. Water droplets, caught in the embrace of sunlight, transforms into a glistening jewel amidst the rugged canvas of the rock face. A delicate mist envelops the base of the falls, gently veiling the surrounding area in a translucent shroud that lends an otherworldly ambiance to the experience. And amidst this mystical setting, rainbows emerge from the ethereal spray, casting a spellbinding array of colors that captivates anyone fortunate enough to witness the spectacle unfold.

Named in honor of Jimmie Angel, the American aviator who brought global attention to the falls in the 1930s, Angel Falls draws adventurers and nature lovers from around the globe.

The Real "Paradise Falls"

Inspired by the otherworldly beauty of Canaima National Park, filmmakers drew upon the majestic landscape of Venezuela's tepuis, particularly Angel Falls, to create the fictional location of Paradise Falls in the beloved animated film Up. Just like its real-life counterpart, Pixar's rendition is characterized by towering cliffs, lush vegetation, and a huge cascading waterfall.

Carl Fredricksen looking at Paradise Falls
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Carl Fredricksen looking at Paradise Falls Accessed via ScreenRant
A view of Kukenan Tepui with Kukenan Falls in view.
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A view of Kukenan Tepui with Kukenan Falls in view. Alexcocopro, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Angel Falls on Auyán-tepui.
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Angel Falls on Auyán-tepui. Nany Enciso, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The weather near Angel Falls is characterized by a tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round and frequent rainfall contributing to the lush, verdant landscapes that envelop the park's iconic tepuis and waterfalls.

Wildlife

Established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Canaima National Park stands as a testament to the unparalleled natural beauty and biodiversity of Venezuela.

Local Flora

Page author: Kade Nystrom