Called Santiago de Leon de Caracas or Caracas city – Caracas is a popular spot that active marathon runners visit every year. Situated in the northern part of Venezuela, this is where most of the country’s history took place in ancient times which makes Caracas an amazing place to visit if you are in to history. If you are not much of a history fanatic, don’t worry, there’s a lot of other fun non-historical things to do in Caracas, like hanging on the beach, going shopping and don’t forget to take part of the vivid nightlife of this pulsating city.
Caracas is the largest city in Venezuela and a huge historical site; therefore it is a must to visit museums such as the birthplace of the liberator Simon Bolivar. If you love art, drop by El Salon Eliptico, where you can ponder upon some of the most famous paintings of all time. Don’t forget to get your souvenirs at either Centro Commercial Chacaito and Centro Commercial Sambil.
Spend some time strolling along their Free-Zoo Park, or Parque Del Este, to catch a glimpse of local animals in their natural habitat.
Caracas has a beautiful beach called Playa Caracas, also known as Red Beach, where you can tan or go for a quick surf in the rolling waves.
Don’t miss out on the nightlife in the city either, where most of it ends sometime between 4 am and 12 noon! Altamira Suites Hotel has a great 360°
Roof Top Bar. Here you can enjoy cocktails whilst taking in a fantastic view of the city from above. Or, if singing is your thing, drop by the Tequilibrio Mexican bar to chill and sing karaoke.
Caracas has a tropical savanna climate. The coldest time of the year is in January where temperatures dip to as low as 15 degrees(61° Fahrenheit). If you’re into water sports and would like a good tan, travel in July when the temperature is around 21° Celsius (77° Fahrenheit). Take note that between June and October most of the electrical storms take place are reported.
The most crowded time to visit would be when the Caracas Marathon takes place. If you want to run the full marathon (42k) or the half marathon (21 k) make sure to register in time because this is a very popular race.
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