Caracas is the capital and largest city in Venezuela. Discover the urban spirit of Venezuela, a fascinating city to explore, replete with excellent art, food and a bustling day and nightlife.
Caracas has a tropical Savanna climate. The tropical climate ensures that there is very little variation between summer and winter temperatures. Set in a valley above sea level, Caracas’s climate is often described as its best feature: never cold, seldom too hot. Most rainfall occurs during May to November with thunder and lightning storms.
Caracas is located in a beautiful valley, overlooked by Mount Avila, an impressive mountain that separates the city from the Caribbean Sea and shapes most of the city’s landscape.
It is a popular weekend destination for the city’s residents (known as Caraqueños) and is easily reached by taking a very modern cable car that goes all the way from the mountain base to the newly nationalized Waraira Repano park, which is situated at the top of the mountain.
Caracas is a cosmopolitan city and is admired for its gastronomy. It has restaurants and bars inspired by the cuisine of many different countries and cultures.
The city is filled with “centros comerciales” and department stores, and the popular restaurants and clubs.The official currency of Caracas is Bolivar or VEB and ATMs are available throughout Caracas.