Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). It is the biggest and most populated city in the country.
Caracas is Venezuela's cultural capital, boasting numerous theaters, museums, and art galleries. The museum of modern art, is one of the most important in south America and you can appreciate high quality works. Every year Caracas hosts an international Theater Festival, where groups from all over the world meet.
A popular attraction is the Caracas aerial tramway which gives excellent views of the city and surrounds. There are also several parks including East Park and the Avila National Park.
Things to See and Do
* La Plaza Bolivar
* East Park
* Federal Capitol
* Caracas Aerial Tramway
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bolívar fuerte (VEF)
Language – Spanish
Population – 4,000,000 approx
Land Area – 1,930 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 58
Port Location – The closest port to Caracas, is La Guaira Port.
Transport Links – Maiquetía's Simón Bolívar Airport has three passenger terminals (Internacional, Nacional and Auxiliar) and is 25 km away from central Caracas via a highway through the coastal mountains. The trip to Caracas should now take around 40 minutes or up to 60-70 minutes during rush hour.
The La Bandera bus terminal connects Caracas with towns and cities to the west of the capital such as La Victoria (1 hour), Maracay (1.5 hours), Valencia (2.5 hours) and Merida (~12 hours).
IFE provide train services to and from Tuy Valley cities of Charallave and Cúa.