Caracas Travel Guide

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Caracas Highlights

  • Pro
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    reobasco says…

     Wonderful people! Nice weather. Incredible sights (mountains and sea). 

  • Con
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    carolinaEspada says…

     very, dirty... fiilthy... dangerous as any other big city in the world... 

  • In a nutshell
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     mind your own business, take a taxi everywhere and you'll have a good time 

Caracas Things to Do

  • Avila National Park

    Once in Caracas, you must go to Mariperez, where Avila M?gica (cable car station) its located. Go Up must take around 15 minutes, Will enjoy the view from the city while the car its going up. Dont stand up while the cable car its working. Be at your seat.

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  • Old Caracas (Centro)

    CARACAS IS A VERY UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS PLACE TO VISIT. AFTER 8PM YOU CANT GO OUTSIDE UNLESS YOU WANNA BE DEATH. I FLOWN FROM CANADA TO VENEZUELA. AND LET ME TELL YOU. IN JUST ONE WEEK I WAS STOLEN TWICE . SO THINK TWICE YOU TRAVEL TO THIS DANGEROUS COUNTRY AND DONT WASTE DOLLARS AND TIME COMMING HERE

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  • Museums

    The Museum of Modern Art is one of the best of its kind in Latin America. It was inaugurated in 1973 and on 16 000 sq metres there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In the permanent collection there are almost 3000 pieces of art and you will find paintings, sculptures, installations and photography. Some of the artists with works in the...

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Caracas Hotels

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Caracas Restaurants

  • GREAT ARABIAN PLATES!!!

    The best restaurant of middle east food I have never test before THE CHICKEN RICE WITH ALMOND IS LIKE A GOD FOOD, TABOULEE, HOMMOOS... EVERYTHING IS WONDERFULL....

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  • The Freshest Sushi in Town

    When I arrived in Caracas, it took me a long time to get used to the sushi here as it is very different to elsewhere in the world (especially Japan). Sushi is popular and every mall has a couple of sushi chains, but these often to not seem fresh and some times the fish looks very ropey.I was therefore jumping for joy when I tasted the sushi at...

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  • Excelent Service and Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here you will find a very good Chinese food (Cantonese) the place it is very nice the decoration is it different with all the others Chinese restaurants. Have a big parking lot, you do not have to worry about your carThe service is one of the best ones!!!!!!!There are 3 Salon Canton on town, one at las Mercedes, el Rosal and La Castellana, CCCT. My...

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Caracas Nightlife

  • Good music

    Suka Bar its a good choice for have a drink with frineds and hear some good live music:chill out, soul, funk, bossa, jazz .For thos ewho are Rum lovers, will find flavored Rums.Try Absolut Citroen Mojito with Vodka, good taste!! casual wear. No shorts,

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  • small "english" pub

    If you happen to be alone and/or are not very much into those stylish and crowded upper-class spots, this is a small english-style pub just south of Plaza Altamira. (Rather) Safe surrounding, opens daily 6pm - 3am. Don't be confused - only the interior looks english, the people and the music are caraqueño...

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  • the best places and zones for a good...

    when you want to go on a party night there is nothing better that san ignacio mall! it is in a very central place of the city, besides it is the zone of the city with the best security. ubicated in la castellana, Chacao and with a cab service 24/7. most of the people goes with a casual style, you can use any shirt or chemise and dark jeans or...

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Caracas Transportation

  • Airport / Arrival

    In the international airport u can find internet poin, mony changer, some fast foods, hotel reservation point for the hotel near the airport. If u have to go to /from the national to the international airport rememeber that the 2 building are separeted, u have to go out and wlk for 200 metrs, u don't need a taxi, but if u have a lot of luggage...

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  • El Metro de Caracas

    There are many things that you need to know before getting in Caracas Subway or Caracas Metro: - The actual prices of the tickets can be easily found on the site of the Caracas Metro(http://www.metrodecaracas.gob.ve/tarifas_boletos/tarifybol.html). - The map of the stations and lines in Caracas Metro (including the Metro bus) can be found at the...

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  • Getting Around Tips

    The buses in Venezuela are much too cold (the night buses). I had been warned about it but could not imagine how cold it actually was. For my first bus journey in Venezuela, with the night bus between Caracas and Ciudad Bolivar, I was dressed in long trousers, a warm sweater, socks in the sandals and a scarf. I very soon realised this was not...

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Caracas Shopping

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  • Shopping at the airport

    In this shop, you can find some nice local craft while waiting at the airport area for the boarding. Local craft

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  • The Largest Mall

    I was told that this commercial center is considered largest in Latin America. There are more than 500 shops, a big variety of entertainment options.The stores include boutiques of the most famous designers. And you can find mostly everything there: clothes,shoes, jewelry, toys, etc.There are several Beauty centers that show a little of the...

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  • ENGLISH BOOKSTORES

    THE AMERICAN BOOK SHOP has moved to Centro Comercial Centro Plaza which is a shopping mall located in Los Palos Grandes neighbourhood. It has quite a selection of English books. I was looking for Latin American literature in English, but they only have a few books from Mario Vargas Llosa and no one else (from South America, I mean). And they were...

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Caracas Local Customs

  • Cultural Tips

    Allow me to quote myself (hhhaHAHhahahaAh) in Spanish: "Ha quedado ampliamente demostrado que para ser Presidente de Venezuela lo único que se necesita tener son signos vitales". That is...it has been proved tha in order to become President of Venezuela, the only thing you need are vital signs (to be alive). That was the answer I gave to the...

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  • Old Caracas (Centro)

    Native house of the Liberator Located between the corners of San Jacinto and Traposos, it is the place where the 24 of June of 1783 were born Simón Antonio of the Santísima Trinidad Bolivar Palacios y Blanco, that years later would become the father of the freedom of America. This house of colonial style was built in century XVII, and its style...

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  • A GREEN SHELTER CLOSE TO CARACAS...

    Los Caobos is a very interesting green area close to the city centre of Caracas. I like to walk in the mornings (this is the safes ttime to enjoy the park...do not go there in the end of the afternoon..very dangerous), lots of trees and with native species of Venezuela. it is also a great space for you to see exotic birds and many different kind of...

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Caracas Warnings and Dangers

  • Other Dangers

    If you like the good herb like I do. If your staying in Caracas, make sure you are not walking the streets with it on you. I got stopped and frisked by the bastard cops. They searched me dam well. I thought they were gunna strip me bare. Always leave your guja back at your place of stay otherwise you will end up in prison or with no money left...

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  • Moving Around Town

    Before traveling to Caracas, please go online and read carefully State Dept. travel advisory warnings about suspicious arrangements made between some Airport Staff and some Taxi drivers. Use ONLY taxis sent by your hotel, and only book at brand hotels that you are familiar with. Do NOT wear jewelery, carry a handbag, or move around with large...

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  • Street Crime

    There are many people with guns in Caracas. Try to avoid moving around the city during the night. If you have to go somewhere, take a taxi you trust at your hotel. Be aware of the people with motorbikes. If you go walking and you see some guy with a motorbike is aproaching you, try to scape from there.

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Caracas Tourist Traps

  • Chocolate

    Venezuelan chocolate is one of the best in the world. If you are flying from Caracas to Spain, buy the chocolate at the airport after the check in. If you buy before, in the antidrug control before the checkin, they will take your chocolate, they will open it, and they will break it in order to check if there are drugs in the chocolate. Buy the...

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  • Checkin flights going to Spain

    If you are flying from Caracas to Spain, be ready to spend more than 2 hours in the check in process if you don´t arrive around 4 hours before the flight departs to the airport. Due to some antidrug special controls for flights going to Spain, you will be interviewed before the check in, then they will check all your luggague, and before you enter...

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  • Parque del Este - NOT what you where...

    Well I decided to venture out on my own to nearby Parque del Este. I heard so much good hipe about this place.. that there were animals such as exotic birds (including the only condor in latin america), etc. The park is FREE.. so that was good. I am from TEXAS, so I was desesperate to see GRASS.. All i saw was building after building so to get back...

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Caracas What to Pack

  • Few things to remember while packing

    Bring adequate supplies of all medications in their original containers, clearly labeled. Carry a signed, dated letter from the primary physician describing all medical conditions and listing all medications, including generic names. .Pack all medications in hand luggage. Carry a duplicate supply in the checked luggage. If you wear glasses or...

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  • Bring your own medicines or prepare of...

    Bring the medicines, pills, shots you doctor have prescribed specially for you. In comparison to U.S.A. doctors, ours tend to overdose their pacients. This is true. We take more miligrams of medicine in comparison to people from other countries. Im talking about antibiothics or antidepresives or sleeping pills or vitamin C or cough syrups. Etc....

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  • Don't forget your shoes!

    If you want to have a low profile, and not look too much like a tourist (which is never a bad idea) try not to wear bermudas and sandals. Instead, bring some cotton pants or even jeans, and cheap looking sneakers. Of course, this applies only to the big cities. If you're at the beach, you don't need any of that! If you come to Venezuela, the...

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Caracas Off The Beaten Path

  • La Colonia Tovar

    German town up in the mountains of Venezuela. Kind of a small, quant town on the other side of a rain forest (road goes thru a small portion). If you are in the mood for schnitzel and beer-this is the place to go. Lots of bavarian type of bulidings, gardens, etc.

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  • El Hatillo

    It's a small town but very cozy. There are several handicraft shops with the nicest things! The day I was there there were some performers in the Plaza Bolivar.... And seemed like a very family thing to do on Sundays, just to hang out on the square, have some coffee in the nearby cafés... Nice place.

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  • Avila National Park

    Best destinations : Level of training, none: Quebrada Quintero ( take the right instead of the left when you get to the path that takes to Sabasnieves). This place is one of my favorites since there's a beautiful waterfall. Level of training, medium: Sabasnieves and Quebrada Las Adjuntas. To get to this last one walk straight ahead after you've...

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Caracas Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking El Avila

    A must see when being in Caracas is to go to El Avila to enjoy the nature and amazing views. Trekking shoes.

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  • Toros Coleados (sort of a venezuelan...

    INITIAL WARNING: Animal lovers... beware!I hate this thing. I dont consider it an sport, but venezuelan from the plains = "los llanos"... our "llaneros" = cowboys, talk about it as the "NATIONAL" sport. A bit exagerated. I would rather say: they REGIONAL sport. And I dont consider it an sport either, but we must respect traditions and not argue...

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  • "Bolas criollas"

    What do we, venezuelans, have in common with ancient Egypt from 5000 b.C., or with Sir Frances Drake, or with king Henry the VIII, or with George Washington?Well: "bolas criollas" (creole balls). A sport that can be found in many other civilizations, cultures, countries: Le Bocce (Italy), Bolla (Sajonia), Bolle (Denmark), Boules (France) y Ula...

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Caracas Favorites

  • Description / Views

    Just getting out and wandering around Caracas is worthwhile. While the city is a bit grubby and smoggy, it does provide the visitor with the experience of visiting a typical Lantin American city. Wander through the markets along Sabana Grande or just sit and watch the old fellas playing chess. Don't miss trying a cachapa (hot corn fritter) with...

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  • Interesting Tips

    drink a lot of fruit juice. Almost every restaurant in Caracas serves fresh fruit juice of many different fruits. The usually offer strawberry, passion fruit, orange, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, etc.

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  • Shopping

    The beaches are nice and the beer is cheap. The night life downtown is said to be great! The gold inexpensive so a necklace for that special someone does not cost an arm and a leg That I can't remember

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