Best Areas to Stay in Caracas, Venezuela

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Where to stay in Caracas – A guide to the Venezuelan capital

Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela.

Although its political center is located in the Capital District, its metropolitan area is spread through the Miranda and Vargas stat

This city is located in the north of the country, in a valley of the Litoral mountain range, very close to the coasts of the Caribbean Sea.

Its location in a valley at 940 meters above sea level, as well as the surrounding mountains, give Caracas a high tropical climate, with mild temperatures that tend to be around 20ºC. The rainy season runs from May to October.

The main natural attraction of the Venezuelan capital is the Ávila, an imposing mountain that rises between the city and the coast. This mountain, icon of Caracas, is part of the Waraira Repano national park and is accessible from the city through a cable car system that reaches its peak.

The historical-cultural attractions of Caracas include the birthplace of Simón Bolívar, the hero of American independence from Spain, and a handful of interesting museums that include the National Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carlos Cruz Diez Foundation or the Fine Arts Museum.

Caracas is connected by one of the most extensive public transportation systems in Latin America, the Metro de Caracas, with five lines of trains and two of Metrocable. This metro offers an efficient transport from north to south and from east to west in the Venezuelan capital.

Simón Bolívar International Airport, which serves the city of Caracas, is the main hub of the country and offers connections to the main tourist sites of Venezuela such as Isla Margarita (Margarita Island) or Los Roqu

As for the best areas to stay in Caracas, the safest and most developed areas are in the east of the city, especially in the municipality of Chacao. See accommodation in Chacao.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Caracas, Venezuela.

The best areas to stay in Caracas, Venezuela

1. Our favorite area: Chacao

Chacao is a municipality of the Miranda state, part of the Metropolitan District of Caracas. It is the smallest of the 5 municipalities that make up the Metropolitan Area of ​​Caracas.

Chacao is located east of the city center and is the best area to stay in Caracas.

This elegant area houses the main financial and commercial institutions of Caracas, as well as the main banking centers of local and foreign companies, the most luxurious hotels in the city and the mansions of renowned personalities in Venezuela’s political and economic environment.

The area of ​​El Rosal, belonging to this municipality, is considered the financial district of Caracas.

Its wide avenues are filled with modern skyscrapers and the area also has many restaurants, bars and nightclubs for the enjoyment of the local elite.

Chacao is connected to the rest of the city by the Caracas metro (line 1), which crosses it from east to west. Several metrobus lines feed its main stations and taxis are plentiful in its main avenues.

Chacao is a cosmopolitan, safe and vibrant area and one of the best districts to stay in Caracas.

Safest area to stay in Caracas - Chacao

Safest area to stay in Caracas – Chacao

Acoommodation in Chacao - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Acoommodation in Chacao – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Caracas:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Financial district
  • Best area for business travelers
  • Bars, restaurants and nightlife
  • Safe area to stay
  • Luxury-type hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Ambassador Suites Caracas

The Ambassador Suites Caracas is located in the heart of the financial district of Caracas and close to a variety of shops and entertainment venues, in the commercial district of El Rosal, in front of the Centro Lido Shopping Center.

from US$60
Budget

Chacao Cumberland Hotel

The Chacao Cumberland Hotel has a cozy atmosphere and a meticulous bar and restaurant service. It offers 78 rooms and executive suites with air conditioning and cable TV.

from US$28
Luxury

JW Marriott Caracas

The JW Marriott Caracas is located in the financial and commercial district of Caracas. This luxurious hotel is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment. All rooms have high-speed Internet access.

from US$109

 

 

 

2. Las Mercedes

Las Mercedes is a mainly commercial and business area of Caracas.

It is located southeast of the city, in the municipality of Baruta, Miranda state.

This area of Caracas is famous for its nightclubs and bars, but it also has numerous clothing stores, several shopping centers, art galleries, some of the most expensive and exclusive restaurants in the city, and 5-star hotels.

Las Mercedes (also known as the “Soho Caraqueño”) is one of the best areas to stay in Caracas, thanks to its legendary nightlife and gastronomy.

Transportation in this area is dominated by taxis, since the nearest metro stations are a 25-minute walk away, in the Chacao district.

It is one of the safest and most luxurious districts in the city.

Best areas to stay in Caracas - Las Mercedes

Best areas to stay in Caracas – Las Mercedes

Accommodation in Las Mercedes - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Las Mercedes – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Caracas:

  • Best area for foodies
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Safe area to stay

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas

    The Eurobuilding Hotel & Suites Caracas is located 15 minutes by car from the city center, in the financial district. It has elegant rooms, swimming pool, gym and sauna.

    from US$44
 

 

 

3. La Castellana & Altamira

Altamira is a part of the Chacao Municipality. Located east of Caracas.

The Altamira area is one of the most luxurious residential areas of the Venezuelan capital. It also has its own metro station (line 1).

It is famous for Plaza Francia, a beautiful public square that includes an obelisk and a fountain.

Very close to this area is La Castellana, which is a high middle class urbanization and an important financial, commercial, tourist and cultural center within the city.

These two area create the diplomatic district par excellence of Caracas, housing the embassies of Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Ecuador, Brazil, Switzerland, Honduras and Japan.

Altamira and La Castellana also offer several accommodation options in Caracas, from three-star hotels to luxury business-type hotels.

Where to stay in Caracas - Altamira

Where to stay in Caracas – Altamira

Accommodation in Altamira - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Altamira – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Caracas:

  • Safe area to stay in Caracas
  • Elegant area Connected by metro

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

The VIP Caracas

The VIP Caracas is located in Caracas, near Plaza Altamira, Parque del Este, and Sambil Caracas Shopping Center. The Altamira metro station is only five minutes walk from the hotel.

from US$47
Budget

Hotel Continental Altamira

Hotel Continental Altamira is located two streets away from the famous Altamira Square of the Venezuelan capital, in one of the best and safest areas to stay in Caracas. It offers excellent accommodation near the metro.

from US$40
Luxury

Reinassance Caracas

The Reinassance Caracas offers 212 elegant and comfortable rooms All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi, LCD cable TV and minibar. This hotel includes restaurant, gym, pool and sauna.

from US$104

 

 

 

4. Close to the airport

The Simón Bolívar International Airport is the most important airport in Venezuela.

This airport is located about 15 km north of the city of Caracas, in the town of Maiquetía, Vargas state.

This air terminal receives flights from the main Venezuelan cities thanks to the presence of the majority of domestic airlines.

In addition, it has regular flights to several international destinations

Near the airport is a good area to stay in Caracas for passengers on a stopover or those who have an early flight.

Most of the hotels in the airport area have transfer services.

Best areas to stay in Caracas - Maiquetía's airport

Best areas to stay in Caracas – Maiquetía’s airport

Why we love this area for a stay in Caracas:

  • Near the airport
  • Close to the beach
  • Best area for a layover

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Eurobuilding Express Maiquetía

    Eurobuilding Express Maiquetía is only a 5-minute drive from Simón Bolívar Airport. It has a hot tub, a gym and a pool. It offers a free shuttle service to the airport, parking and Wi-Fi.

    from US$55
 

 

 

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