Pestana Caracas Hotel & Suites
1a Avenida Urb. Santa Eduvigis, Caracas, 1071, Venezuela
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Parque Nacional El Ávila
Jardín Botánico, Caracas
Universidad Central de Venezuela
we arrive in caracas 23rd jan 2011.Like most people travelling to venezuela the currency question poses a problem.We are being told here in colombia that we need to take dollars and trade on the street, expect to get 8.5 local to the dollar, is this correct ? how easy is it to trade colombian pesos to venezuelan bolivars?
Use USD, thats the correct advice.
I just came back from Venezuela, also from Bogota, and changed my COP to USD.
The rate I got-first 2 weeks of January-was between 8 and 7.5 Bolivares to the US Dollar.
You'd better bring dollars. Although a friend of mine (Venezuelan, by the way) went to Colombia and had no problem exchanging Pesos to Bolivars and vice versa, the best thing to do is bringing dollars. They are easily exchangeable. Now, I don't know if 8.5 local to dollar is exactly the way to go but it might be close: it depends on places.
Travel Tips for Caracas
I enjoyed Caracas immensely....
I enjoyed Caracas immensely. The people were friendly, although a little taken aback by my requests to take pictures of me (I got the distinct feeling they thought I had a lot of nerve to ask them to do anything). Los Roques is the most beutiful place I've ever been in my life. I'll go back to Caracas just to spend more time on these empty islands.
Arepas at midnight
If you come to Caracas and you get hungry at 2 or 3 in the morning after a good night partying you just have to go to an arepera, there you´ll find a lot of young people talking and having fun (they come from a party too...). This is like a tradition here...but if you dont like arepas, you can go to a hot dog car as well
This isn´t a place you really want to go because it´s a little dangerous, but it´s good to take pictures. These are the towers of Parque Central, they´re are the tallest of south america, if you wanna have a nice view of the city you should go there ;)
Venezuela is a oil rich country and oil is higly subsidized in the domestic market. Kelly says the whole day of moving around would cost here only 4 USD, can you imagine! This also makes this country as a good place for car-hire.
Sabana Grande Accommodation (Busy Commercial St.)
The Hotel is a busy lower-end commercial area and the pedestrianised streets get occupied by the street vendors who sell everything ranging from fashionable women clothes put on maniquin to the cell-phone cover to the cheap food. This is not the picture from Caracas but the one from La Paz which gives you the idea. I was a little scared to show off my camera for the fear of security. And in the beginning of the journey I did not want to lose anything.
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Address: 1a Avenida Urb. Santa Eduvigis, Caracas, 1071, Venezuela