Why You Should Visit Caracas
As the capital of Venezuela, Caracas is home to many of the country’s most interesting landmarks and attractions and also offers much more with its vibrant restaurants, shops and exciting outdoor possibilities outside of the city. Culture-lovers will want to visit the Teresa Carreno Cultural Complex which offers a diverse calendar of events comprising theatrical dramas, operas, musical concerts and ballets. One of the finest examples of architecture in the city is the National Pantheon of Venezuela which has recently benefited from restoration work, while those who prefer more modern works of architecture must set eyes upon the large Parque Central Complex. Outside of the city, travelers can explore the Avila mountain - if you are fit enough you can hike your way up, although there is a cable car if you would prefer a more relaxing journey.
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Arriving In Caracas
Simon Bolivar International Airport is located around 20 km from the center of Caracas and consists of a domestic terminal and an international terminal connected together. Although many opt for the convenience of a taxi to reach the city from the airport, there are public buses available if you would rather use public transport. The airport offers a decent range of shops including duty-free shopping as well as a couple of cafés and eateries, while you can also benefit from additional amenities such as free Wi-Fi and an on-site spa.
If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Caracas it will not be possible to make the journey without a stopover as there are no direct flights available. However, the airport has regular flights to and from many airports with direct connections to the UAE including Paris Charles de Gaulle and Madrid Airport, so UAE travelers can make the journey with only a single stopover.
Caracas Travel Information
Many nationals including those from the UAE and EU nations will be able to enter the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days. In Caracas temperatures remain relatively consistent throughout the year with average highs of around 26 degrees during the hottest period between May and September. However, be advised that the city experiences a season of increased rainfall beginning towards the end of May and continuing through to October. At the airport there are a few leading car rental agencies at Caracas airport, so you can conveniently rent your own car as soon as you have landed.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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