My friend and I only have One night in Caracas. And we love to go dancing:o) What area should we stay in? If you have any specific hostel og hotel in mind, please let me know. (Not to pricy;o))
Hello, I am a journalist for a major media outlet in the US. I have been to Brazil and Mexico in Latin America, and I want to head down to Caracas in March 2013. I know things are a bit rough there politically right now, but I wonder how safe is it to visit as a foreign journalist? I am a radio journalist, and have a small flash recorder with a microphone. Obviously I will stand out, but I'm wondering how likely am I to get robbed that way? What is a safe way to get a few interviews down there? Is it even possible? I am reporting on the environment and if possible I'd like to talk about the politics there as well. Am I going to find this impossible? I speak fairly good spanish, but I unfortunately am a blond haired california looking American. I'm considering growing a beard and wearing my hair out. Would it even help to say I am Canadian? Anyway, I want to see if anybody has any ideas or thoughts on this subject. Thank you!
Hi all, I am currently in Colombia heading to Cartagena. I need to be in Caracas on Sat 26 Jan so I am there in good time ahead of my flight back to reality on Sun 27th. I've taken a look on the web re flights. It isn't attractive since I am being quoted near £400 for a flights that aren't direct. Does anyone have any advice on traveling from Cartagena to Caracas please? I trust it will be too far to do in 1 day and if that is a correct assumption, is there anywhere recommended to break up the journey so I am spend the night asleep in a hotel rather than on a bus? Any help much appreciated.
Hi all, Would you please recommend eateries, bars and clubs locals frequent in Caracas?? I d like to get the best out of the culture. Thank you!!
What happens when you get caught with more money? Do you really go to jail? Are you kept at the police house? How do you get an attorney? How long does it take to get released? I was just there and luckily I was not searched. I am used to traveling with more money and did not no the law, but saw the signs when I arrived and was scared to death. But now I am safe, not in Caracus any more so I am curious what would have happened. I had no problems, all of the Venezuelan people I dealt with were very nice, helpful, honest, and my experience was good. The customs and immigration officials were respectful and no problem. So if they had searched me and found3500 US on me would I have been able to buy my way out? I was planning on spending money there. Why is that a crime? It helps the local businesses. Just curious what would have happened and has any one gone to jail for this law?
Hello, I have never been in South America. I'd be happy to receive feedback about the safety in Caracas, how to spend time best? thanks
Hi Does anybody know how much a black taxi from Caracas airport to Altamira cost? Thanks for your help.
we arrive in caracas 23rd jan 2011.Like most people travelling to venezuela the currency question poses a problem.We are being told here in colombia that we need to take dollars and trade on the street, expect to get 8.5 local to the dollar, is this correct ? how easy is it to trade colombian pesos to venezuelan bolivars?
Hi there, I arrive in Caracas on the 31st December and i need recommendations for a cheap place to stay in a safe place in Caracas. I also need to know how i can get to the city from the aiport. any ideas? I am hesitant to book and pay on the internet. Please help] Rita
Hello, I am a 1st time traveler to South America and like Peru, Venezuela, and Columbia. Which place would you go first? What is your Favorite thing about Venezuela? Peru? Columbia? Thanks !
Can anyone recommend a Spanish Language School for a beginner? I'd like to study 3-4 weeks. Or would you recommend a different location in Venezuela to study? Thanks.
hello everybody,i am travelling in caracas the next week,and i would like to sak if there is something dangerous,because of the contra between chaves and colombia!!i am planning to travel with autobus for colombia and i am worrying if this is a little dangerous because i have heard that army is going to the boarders between the 2 countries..!thank you
how much does it cost in a taxi , black car from caracas airport to valencia airport
hello everybody,i will be in caracas in august and i would like to travel in the capital of colombia,bogota.can anyone inform me some good autobuses companies and advice me about this trip(if someone have done it..).i know that will be a bit dificult but its more cheaper,although the dangerous that maybe have..!also,i have heard for colective taxis..is a good idea..??thank you very much..:D
I hear of the strong Muslim communities in Caracas, Isla Margarita, and a free zone. Can you tell me the neighborhoods or areas that have most Lebanese and conservative Muslims to visit...and most important the good Middle Eastern eatings. : ) Sorry I make reply to the post in wrong reply area before
I will be in Caracus for the last week of April attending a world fencing match near the airport. Does anyone have any suggestions for a local travel guide/driver and a very clean safe hotel?
Hi fellow (virtual) travellers Planning a trip to Venezuela this summer, although neither me or my girlfriend speak Spanish. Is this gonna be a problem for us? Since im asking questions already, does anyone have an estimate concerning the budget? Hotel rates and eat-out prices. We are two students travelling and have an approximate budget of 60$ per person a day. Is that reasonable or ridicules if we are planning to travel islands and coast stretch + Caracas for a few days? Thx
Hi! I'm planing a trip to Venezuela between 25 March - 10 April 2010. I will arrive in Caracas and it's only me travelling. I'm still considering what options I have, but I'm most interested in spending time on the coast or on the ocean. I would like to make a boat trip to some of the islands in the Caribic - maybe Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & Grenadines and Barbados. But going in the other direction to Los Roques, the dutch Antilles, Curacao and Aruba would be nice as well. Can you offer any kind of trip which combines any of these destinations? I'm also interested in getting tips on Caracas (where to stay, what to do, where to eat, where to go out) and tips on the most interesting inland trips that can be made. I know of most of the big attractions like Angel falls, Orinoco, Jungle Trips, Isla Margharita and so on - but would like to hear about something interesting but not to touristy. I'm ok doing everything from backpacking in the jungle, staying at a spa hotel, driving a couch bus, clubing and eating all the good local food. I love nature, meeting new people, trying the local food and drinks and be able to swim and do sports outdoors. I hope you have some tips for me. I have been in contact with a few tourist agencies, but it seems to be a problem that I'm travelling alone (for some reason) and the fact that I'm planing to use Venezuela as a starting point for a boatrip into the Caribic doesn't appear to be the standard approach. Your help is most appreciated! :) Chris
Does anyone have suggestions on which car rental company provides the most aggressive pricing for a 3 week rental? I fly into Caracas on Jan 13th very late, so I'll need a car from Jan 14th until I leave on Feb 5th. If it is cheaper to rent in Caracas (away from the airport), I can arrange the transport. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Deb Nelson
Does anyone have any up-to-date info on gay bars/clubs in Caracas - I'm interested in a "safe" non-hustler environment. I land at 10pm on Sunday and am in only in town until Weds morning, so it's not the best time of the week, I know, but thought I'd ask. Thanks all
hello/hola anyone can advice a reliable tour operator in caracas for a 4 day tour Salto Angel and a second tour Los llanos? alguien me puede recomendar agencia de tour fidable donde se pueda reservar excursion de 4 dias para los llanos y otra para Salto del Angel? grazie/gracias/thank you naila
Hi Everyone. I am travelling in Caracas with a band from London to perform at the Music festival,5 Nov 2009, and i decided to stay for a while in Caracas. I would be very interested to meet up with artists, musicians, singers and also if someone could advise me on accomodation? I would be very grateful. Thank you Squidj.
Im planning to go to Caracas and I would Like to know the estimated prices for item in shopping centers like El Sambil...For example how much can pants or a pair of shoes cost in zara shop or in hilfilger shop....I would like prices in Bolivar Please...Thank you in advance!!!
Is there bus service from Caracas airport to Puerto La Cruz? If so, what time is last bus at night and earliest bus in morning from Caracas airport to Puerto La Cruz?
Hey, guys last minute question. I get into Caracas on Saturday. I'd planned to travel on to a smaller city or town but it turns out I only arrive in at 11pm. So I was wondering if anybody knew any cheap places to stay that I could book at the last minute? Or if there were any night buses running that I could get? Any advice would be really useful, thanks Carly
MY NAME IS MOISES, FROM CANADA. I RECENTLY BOOKED A TRIP TO CATRACAS, VENEZUELA, ONLY LATER TO FIGURE OUT YOUR HOTELS ARE PRICIER THAN THEY ARE HERE. IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME FIND CHEAP PLACES OR ROOMS I CAN STAY FOR ABOUT 2/3 WEEKS, I'D BE THANKFUL. HOPEFULLY NEAR CENTRETOWN. I'M NEEDING IT FOR 9TH MARCH ME COMPRE UN VUELO PARA CARACAS, PARA QUEDARME UNAS 2 SEMANAS Y NECESITO UN LUGAR DONDE QUEDARME. QUE SEA MAS BARATO QUE UN HOTEL. TALVEZ CERCA DEL CENTRO. LLEGO EL 9 DE MARSO. SI ME PODRIAN AYUDAR SE LOS AGRADESCO.
Due to holiday, is there ground transportation available and if so, where is station for pick-up in Caracas? What times? How much (USD)?
hi... i need to find the cheapest way to get from Lima, Peru to Caracas around the end of Jan(as i have a flight to catch leaving from caracas that i cannot change)... any suggestions???...i have tried searching for flights, but the cheapest i can find is about USD 550!! this is too much for me to spend...what should i do?? has anyone travelled this route lately (flight or combination flight and bus) for less money?!?! any advice is so appreciated... thanks!!! julia
how much would riding the cable car cost?
I am going to Caracas for seven days this month and would like to stay at a nice and safe hotel for around50.00 to75.00 US for two persons. Does anyone have any suggestions? Ramgoot