When people think about exotic Caribbean destinations, they normally don’t even consider Caracas. In fact, odds are they may have never heard of the destination. But Caracas has a lot to offer as a holiday destination and because it is not over-run with tourists, at least not yet anyway, those offerings come at a very budget-friendly price.
The city is an up and coming tourist destination in South America. It is the capital of Venezuela and it is located very close to the coast, making beach accessibility very convenient. Because it is also mountainous, it has an elevation of about 2,400ft (800m), which gives it a very unique climate.
The actual capital city is situated under the Avila, which towers 7,800ft (2,600m) above. You can stay at the Humboldt Hotel, which is reachable by special cable cars that take visitors up the mountain to where the hotel is located. The views from the cable car are amazing and this ride is a major tourist attraction in its own right, even for people not staying at the hotel.