There is a fixed exchange rate which is lower than the black market price of dollars. As a result, a lot of people try to supplement their income by exchanging dollars. You will be approached by hustlers in the airport, and if you choose to exchange money with them be aware that it is illegal, and both of you can get in trouble.
Check out this beach- Playa Las Rosas
This is a great beach, which is pretty close to Valencia. It is Playa las Rosas in Puerto Cabello. This beach is very popular, with many people on the weekends, Weekdays are not quite as busy, so if you'd like to have a little more privacy, go during the week. There are beautiful views of the mountains, and it is on the Caribbean coast. Need I say more?!
Apparently men and women like to do their business in places such as this; A Sex Hotel, or Hotel Sexo. From first hand accounts, the place is a hotel 100% devoted to anonymity and getting it on. I only drove by it, and from the outside it looks like a huge version of the alladin ride at DisneyWorld. I heard that it's around $50, and that the inside of the rooms are straight out of a genie themed movie.
Anyway, here is my picture as we drove by on the way out of town.
Venezuela's Industrial City
"Lago Valencia, and Capitol of Carabobo"
Lago Valencia is Venezuela's largest freshwater lake, and a resource of water that supports the capitol and metro area of Estado Carabobo--Valencia. A city of two million or so, Valencia is the nation's leading city for factory made consumer goods, automobiles and machinery, food packaging, and many other products are produced. The city is a transportation and distribution hub as well. Valencia has a close relationship with Venezuela's main seaport, Puerto Cabello via a steep and often pitted freeway. The city has a large public university called University de Carabobo within the suburb of Naguanagua.
"Valencia is the metro area where..."
most of my wife's family lives. Although there is an airport, scheduling usually requires that we arrive at night in Caracas, and then we take an excutive bus the next morning. The city has plenty to keep one busy for at least a few days. There is good shopping at the modern malls, and plenty of good restaurants. Last time we were there, we celebrated Christmas eve at a new mall that had a live band and salsa dancing. Being at a lower altitude, the climate is a bit hotter and more humid than the capitol of Caracas, but the city is much easier to get around, and the central bus station provides round the clock departures for virtually anywhere in the country. This is a great place to depart for the major cities of Barquisimeto, Merida, or Maracaibo, for example.
Only stop over for the night!
Valencia is the 3rd city of Venezuela, it's an industrial town.
I hadn't the possibility to discover the city center cause I spent 2 nights before and after my stay in Morrocoy National park.
I can give u only some info about transport and hotel!
I Hope to help u!