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Living in Caracas, Venezuela:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

eight local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Caracas, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Caracas what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Bring low bills, have access to a debit card, come with a local, boil water now thank me later : )

We, Venezuelans, are determined to show you that we are open to the future. We are the perfect combination of tradition and avant-garde, so you don’t have a minute to get bored.

Venezuelans are resilient and we’re focused on returning our country to all its splendor. Caracas is the starting point of this proposal. Here you’ll find everything from ancestral traditions to the vibrant atmosphere of a cosmopolitan city.

The situation in this city and country is very difficult economically and should consider moving somewhere else. However, it has some beautiful places like Plaza Venezuela and El Avila which is a mountain you can either climb or get on a cableway to reach the top. Up there you can find several shops and buy some nice souvenirs.

Alessandro, says: 2020

Caracas could be considered a dangerous city. However, if someone moving is well-advised, they could get to enjoy the beautiful and captivating parts of the city and its culture. For example, we have some interesting traditional foods, with a lot of history behind them. Also, our landscape is dominated by an imposing mountain, perfect for trekking and exploring.

Consider the terrible economic situation we are going through, the low quality of life we have to deal with, and the low support we get. It is very hard to live in Caracas, Venezuela. I would not recommend anybody move here.

Xioranny, says: 2020

I am from Caracas, Venezuela. If you are visiting, start with climbing the Avila mountain. Once you have reached Sabas Nieves, you should buy yourself a raspadito with condensed milk. If you are in the country for a couple of days do not hesitate to visit Los Roques, a true tropical paradise.

Andrea, says: 2020

In Caracas, as in most parts of Venezuela, people are friendly and welcoming with visitors. That means that the social aspect would be rather easy for anyone moving in here. However, the political and economical instability that this country has been facing for the last decade, is something to keep in mind. People here must be willing to live with that uncertainty.

Anthony, says: 2020

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