When it comes to travel and tourism South America is the place of choice with some of the most scenic landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, lush green forests, historic sites, marvelous architecture and spectacular beaches. Tourism industry plays a vital role in the economic strength of the countries in the region. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is beautiful country on the Northern coast of South America. It is a tropical country with a travel friendly environment. Caracas is the capital and the largest city of the nation; it is also the center of all-major economic, cultural and political activities in the country.
In the northern part of the country Caracas is found; it is a valley surrounded by the Venezuelan coastal mountain range, close to the Caribbean Sea and has a wonderful climate. Caracas is a popular tourist destination with a lot of amazing fascinations it is truly a paradise for visitors. This city is also the cultural capital of Venezuela and is home to many of the finest restaurants offering cuisines from almost every part of the world, theaters and museums for your entertainment and many shopping plazas and market places where you can get what you want from designer clothing to perfumes, jewelry, art pieces and handicrafts. Caracas is home to many libraries, educational institutions, museums and cultural centers.
Caracas has a very well developed transport system; Caracas Metro service is in operation since 1983. With more than 50 stations and many more in construction this service covers almost every part of the city. Like in many other cities buses are the major mean of mass transportation there are several companies in the city running a variety of buses on city streets and avenues large buses are commonly known as the Autobus, medium sized buses are known as Camioneta and smaller buses and vans are known as Camionetica. Simon Bolivar International Airport is the main airport serving the city this airport provides services to many international airlines having flights to Caracas.
Venezuela is a beautiful and peaceful country and the recent developments by the authorities in the tourism sector have increased the number of annual visitors. Caracas is the first choice of the people visiting Venezuela; some notable places in the city include the Municipal Theater, National Theater, Federation Arch, Museum of Contemporary Art and Palace of Academies. Las Mercedes is a part of the city well known for being home to many best hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars, and cafes along with many other smaller shops selling different types of food items. Las Mercedes is a true heaven for Food Lovers.