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Holidaymakers who make their way to the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas are sure to be enthralled by its many natural as well as man-made attractions. Popular urban haunts of Caracas are Universidad Central de Venezuela, La Casa Natal de Simon Bolivar, La Plaza Bolivar and El Hatillo. Top lures for nature enthusiasts visiting the city include treks to the Avila Mountain, ride aboard the Teleferico cable car as well as visits to the Jardin Botanico and the Parque del Este. Top picks for culture vultures arriving at Caracas include Museo de Arte Colonial, Centro de Arte La Estancia and the Bulevar de Sabana Grande shopping district.
Simon Bolivar International Airport is the leading international entry point to the capital city of Caracas as well as its nearby areas. This modern terminal handles flights of various operators from round the world including those from leading airports in USA, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Located an estimated 21 kilometres from the centre of Caracas, the airport is well connected to the city as well as its nearby areas by means of cheap public transport and taxi services. Leading passenger amenities at this popular international airport include lavish lounges, fine dining restaurants and cafes, ATMs, money changers and much more.
Britons who book air tickets to Caracas prefer to book with UK's national carrier British Airways due to the higher frequency of operations. Numerous US-based carriers also operate scheduled flights to Caracas including United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Other popular choices for travellers flying to the city are leading European airlines like Virgin Atlantic, KLM Royal Dutch and Finn Air. Other popular choices for those seeking tickets on Caracas bound flights include Aeromexico and Air Canada. Being a long haul destination, flights to the destination by these airlines feature one or more stops at their respective hub airports.
Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela and one of the country's most popular tourist destination hence the city is home to stay options suitable for every type of traveller. For holidaymakers planning a luxury getaway to the city, recommended options include Renaissance La Castellana, Altamira Suites, Radisson, Embassy, Intercontinental Tamanaco, JW Marriott, Gran Melia and Pestana Caracas. Budget options for those holidaying in Caracas include El Cid, Savoy, Shelter Suites, Nelson's Place, Casa Luisa and Bella Vista Caracas. The city is unfortunately lacking in hostels and other cheap options making Caracas an expensive option for backpackers and students planning a trip to the country.
The tropical weather of Caracas features two distinct seasons - the wet and the dry with temperatures remaining nearly same round the year. For those seeking beach activities and a seaside vacation, the months of August and September are best because the rainfall enhances the scenic beauty. However, that is the primary reason why netting cheap accommodations and flights to Caracas tend to be tricky during those months. Those interested in hiking and related activities should plan their holidays to Caracas for the months of October to November which is the best time to land deals on air tickets and hotels.
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