Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. Country’s name has recently been changed to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Spanish is the official language and the currency is Bolívar Fuerte (VEF). Caracas is also the greenest capital in the continent.
Caracas is the industrial and commercial center of Venezuela. The city is also Venezuela's main center of higher education and cultural life. The city was the home of Simón Bolívar, the man who led the fight for independence across South America. You can visit his family home and the Bolívar museum. He died in 1830 in Colombia, but his body was returned to Venezuela in 1842.
Most international tourists arrive in city at Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetía Simón Bolívar also called as Caracas Maiquetía International Airport (Simón Bolívar) (CCS) is 28kms from Caracas, near La Guaira, port city of Caracas. The International Airport receives airlines, cheap flights to Caracas from many a world destinations and is the country’s premiere airport.
During the dry season or the high season when tourists celebrate Semana Santa, Christmas, Carnaval and Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria. The city is generally crowded with visitors. If you have scheduled your visit in between May and October with cheap airfares to Maracay, you will still find excellent weather, lesser number of crowds and reduced prices.
Parque Nacional El Ávila, which is located 7,400 feet atop Caracas, gives a wonderful view of the entire city and its environs. There is a hotel atop the mountain, Humboldt Hotel to catch ones fancy. The park has went through numerous forest fires. It is being expected that they will reforest those portion for returning to lush vegetation, which caraqueños refer it as the "lungs of the city". Caracas' Natural Sciences Museum is one of the best in South America. It has a formidable collection of specimens and artifacts from not only Venezuela and South America, but from all over the world and the Teresa Carreno Center for the Performing Arts.
Venezuela has a subtropical climate, with an average temperature of 24C. The best time to visit Caracas is during the dry season of summer and fall, which lasts from December to April. So, choose a route from Miami to Caracas, an affordable option, and enjoy the fall in the season.
No visit in Caracas can be said complete, if you haven’t spend your Saturday nights in the El Maní es Así, This is a veritable institution of salsa in Latin American. Called El Maní (the peanut) for short, is one of the greatest salsa clubs on planet earth. The city is famous for its all night dancing and partying, much of which takes place in discos, jazz bars, and nightclubs. The main after dark areas include El Rosal, Las Mercedes, La Castellana and La Floresta.