The state of Aragua in Venezuela is celebrated for its tropical beaches, as well as its lush vegetation and green mountains. One spot that showcases those qualities is Placivel, located between the towns of La Victoria and La Colonia Tovar. Here, gusty winds whip through the mountainous valley, providing the best paragliding opportunities in the country. Once you're airborne, you're treated to stunning views of Lake Valencia and La Colonia Tovar, a charming town settled by Germans. Stop in for a beer and a sausage after your flight and briefly wonder if you somehow soared to Europe.