My trip to Caracas, Venezuela was my first international vacation without my family. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, or what to do once we arrived. Luckily, we were visiting a Venezuelan friend of mine and he had everything planned for us!
Although the drive from the airport to the city center consisted mainly of slums on the hillside, once we arrived in the city the tall buildings with the mountains in the background were a beautiful sight! The city was quite dangerous to walk around and we witnessed many motorcyclists dangerously weaving through traffic. We did have our own driver in Caracas which helped us stay safe in the city.
We flew to Margarita Island, it is only about an hour flight and $100 round trip. There we stayed at our friend’s apartment over looking the ocean.
We spent an entire week exploring different beaches while lounging, drinking and wind surfing.
Once we arrived back in Caracas, we took the Teleferico de Caracas which is a gondola that goes up to El Ávila Mountain.
The gondola ride was beautiful as was the view at the top of the mountain!
Once we were at the top of the mountain we took a car ride to some other parts of the park and saw this terrifying bug (pictured above)
If I ever return to Venezuela, I would definitely check out Canaima National Park especially, Angel Falls and Morrocoy National Park.