Caracas Vacations

Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, often takes a backseat to the country's natural wonders. Located near the sea under the shadow of Mount Avila, Caracas is a busy city with the world's cheapest gasoline (and the associated traffic) and an excellent metro system. The downtown area of El Silencio features 16th and 17th century architecture, while ... Read more
the modern day flowers in El Parque Central with 53 story towers. Check out the areperas around town, which sell the filled corn flour bread that is a staple in Venezuela. There are many centros comerciales for shopping and vibrant nightlife lasting until four or five am. When out till the wee hours, or, to be honest, in the light of day as well, keep your wits about you, as Caracas does have a high crime rate and some areas are best avoided. Good art museums further characterize Caracas, where the rich and poor of Venezuela are visible in close proximity.
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Lima, Peru

According to Frontline World, tourism is Venezuela's second most profitable industry. A large portion of the visitors vacation in the South American country's capital city, Caracas. With four million residents, Caracas is the most populated city in the nation. It also serves as economic, political and commercial center. It's nestled under the 7,800-foot Avila Mountain and located close to the Caribbean Sea, giving it a variable climate. The city features an assortment of fine dining, cultural and historical museums, parks and activities.

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Nizwa, Oman

For a second grader who had never been abroad before, Caracas was just about as exotic as he could imagine - the Amazon full of piranas and anacondas kept only at bay by the four stars of luxury his father's oil company provided. Tales of guerillas in the jungle making nightly incursions into the expat compounds, combined with a ruthless older brother and an unlimited gullibility made Caracas seem like the most dangerous place on earth back in 1979. Now that the oil fields have been expropriated and Chavez's iron fist is in just about everything, things seem to have calmed down 'un poco' since the late 70's.

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Stuttgart, Germany

Not realy beautiful, strange people ( not all), seems to be unsafe, was happy to leave

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Santander, Spain

Caracas is a crazy city full of fun and lively people. The hills that make up the city are gorgeous and full of different and exciting opportunities. The weather is great here compared with a lot of Venezuela, but it can get really hot and humid. Just be careful in certain parts of the city after nightfall because it can get a little scary.

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beautiful city

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Skagway, Alaska

Wonderful people, great beaches

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El Avila

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Miami Beach, Florida

Great place to meet friendly and happy people and have Fun!

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Caracas is the capital of Venezuela but Venezuela is not only Caracas, it is like Madrid of Spain, it is not all of Spain ... in Venezuela there is snow, virgin beaches, dunes, salt beds, everything depends on the plans you have Venezuela is between 15 cheaper countries to travel

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Beautiful city with its problems but giving the best of itself, beautiful landscapes

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