“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
For those who love to lose themselves in the serenity and solace that nature has to offer, Venezuela is truly a dream come true. Offering every traveler something to look forward to, it is the country’s colonial history, urban culture, eccentric nightlife and impressive architecture that make it one of the most talked-about travel destinations in the world. From the scenic sights to the vivacious vistas, Venezuelan marvels are so fascinating that one just cannot get enough of them.
The country’s charming capital Caracas has always been the highlight for tourists. Dotted with many preserved structures, the area is home to some of the most remarkable museums and well-furnished galleries in the country. While the reasons travelers are drawn to the city are virtually endless, the ease of access furnished by the city is something that gives it an edge above all others.
Transportation has always been an eyebrow-raising concern for travel enthusiasts. After all, any trip is aimed at exploring a new land in a limited span as much as possible. While most of the holiday-makers may believe that traveling in Caracas is going to leave a hole in their pockets, the truth is just the opposite. Not only is the transportation inexpensive, those coming to the area have a variety of options to choose from.
Some means of transport you may want to use on your trip to Caracas as you visit Venezuela this year are accounted below.
If you are seeking an option where convenience meets affordability, metro is what you need. One can easily come across a metro station located at several locations across the city. If you have successfully acquired accommodation at a hotel or a posada that is in close proximity of a station, this is the most recommended means of transport. In addition to being clean and safe, they are highly cost effective. In short, these metros actually give tourists a chance to experience Venezuela at its best at rock-bottom prices.
As soon as you set foot on the streets of Caracas, the first thing you are most likely to notice are the buses. While this mode of transportation can be found in abundance, they are not recommended even by the locals. The reason is that most of the buses are in a pretty bad shape as they had not been maintained very well. Secondly, they cost more than a metro bus. However, if you do not have a metro station around, one can go for it as a low cost option.
When it comes to moving around, taxi is an alternative most of the tourists go for. As far as Caracas is concerned, taxis are widely available and you will have no difficulty finding one on streets. There are two types of taxis one can come across in Caracas: one with white number plates and the other with yellow number plates. The ones with yellow number plates are registered with the government and it is always a safe bet to use them for traveling around. One tip for those coming to area is to ask two or three drivers the rates before choosing for one.
Through these practical options, Caracas strives to make movement around the area a sheer delight.