Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, its situated in the north of the country nearby the Caribbean sea. Caracas is a cultural city with many different nationals. About 60% of its population counting 3.9 million people lives in the slums district of Barrios.
When traveling to Caracas you need to understand that its rarely the top choice for tourist to Venezuela, a more often chosen travel destination within the country is Maracaibo. The city is often referred to as a concrete jungle since its congested, noisy, polluted and entering certain districts can be dangerous. However, if you are careful, stay in the right districts of the city and don’t look a typical floral-shirt tourist you most likely will be fine.
There’s a few popular tourist attractions within the city: if you are into shopping visit one of the largest malls in South America named Centro Comercial Sambil. For travelers that are into historic a few good locations include: La Plaza Bolivar, La Casa Natal de Simon Bolivar and the Museo de Arte Colonial. Restaurants, bars and cafes for dining and nightlife are spread out in the city.
Once landed at Maiquetia International Airport you are required a valid passport and visa to enter Caracas. To get around in the city simply hail a tax in the street, be warned first agree upon a price before getting in as they have no meters. You can also choose to travel by metro which is clean, modern, safe and extremely cheap. The city has a good climate throughout the year.