Caracas is an energetic and vibrant city that works as the corridor to the South American continent for the European citizens. Founded in 1567 by Diego de Losada, Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela that is situated at the foothills of the dramatic Avila ranges. It is the political heart of the country and provides accommodation to a population of around 4 million people. No matter how fast paced it is, while paying a visit to Caracas one will not be able to ignore the contagious spirit of the city that always seems to vibrate in a traditional rhythm.
Located at 3000 feet above sea level in a long valley that stretches from east to west, Caracas is a nature’s blessing that is evident from the uninhabited emerald slopes of Avila National Park. A peep above the ranges gives you a clear view of the serene Caribbean coastlines. One can reach the Avila hillock by a cable car and enjoy the view of the city when all the houses seem miniscule matchboxes. This abundance of greenery, elevation of the ranges and proximity the ocean combine to give Caracas the most unique weather in the country. This has helped to lure in visitors from all over the world to Caracas and consecutively, numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts have come up in the city to support the splurge in tourism. Caracas is also the cultural heartthrob of Venezuela. The museum of modern art is one of the most important in South America. Art students and connoisseurs walk in from all corners of the globe to appreciate high quality works. Every year during the international Theatre Festival in Caracas, the hostels are packed up with guests. Some of the foreigners also opt for ‘apartment for rent’ options to manage an affordable yet comfortable stay. Caracas also has several modern and luxurious shopping centres that come out as interesting activities.