El Avila

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Caracas, Venezuela

El Avila Caracas Reviews

alexscottallen alexscot…
2 reviews
El Avila May 29, 2013
I enjoyed the Avila because you get to climb and there are people around to keep you company. Also, there are some waterfalls and you can follow paths if you have a guide. I did not know very well the paths and they can get muddy. If you do not know the path you may turn around and not see much. However, I was lucky to meet someone along the way who helped guide me through a rough but interesting path. At one point we could see toward the beach on a side of the Avila. Being up high on the Avila is nice when you can enjoy it with others. We would look out on points and my guide would explain to me what we were seeing. After a while I got hungry and tired and was great to get to the Humboldt Hotel where there was a hotdog and sausage cart to feed me. Once I got down I told my friend thanks and good bye and quickly found my ride home. It can be dangerous in Caracas so it was wise to not adventure too much more. That's my story.
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patrykkmbr patrykkm…
2 reviews
Caracas, Venezuela Jun 21, 2011
Hello...Venezuela is a place I like a lot given their issues. I still think it's a great place. Caracas, is a very large city, not your typical travel destination for a "vacation". It's a fast paced city. The city has high inflation, so the cost is rather high compared to other cities in Venezuela.
Isoinspira Isoinspi…
23 reviews
Feb 04, 2007
I taught and lived in Caracas, Venezuela for a year. One of my favorite places in Caracas is El Avila, which is the mountain peak in Caracas when at the top, one is able to see the expanse of ocean on one side and the city on the other. If you travel by subway, get off on the Altamira exit (Plaza de Francia) and head up towards the mountain. It takes around 15 to 20 minutes (depending on how quickly one walks) to walk to the base of the mountain.

There are a plethora of waterfalls and areas to swim along the path to the top of the peak, so bring your suit! There are an abundance of monkeys, sloths, and beautiful bluish/purple butterflies as well as gorgeous flowers like orchids and birds of paradise. There are tiny tree frogs surrrounding some of the waterfall basins as well! It's a gorgeous hike!

There are places to camp at the top if you make it that far:) I highly recommend hiking to the top. The scenery is breathtaking!
Plaza Francia with El Avila in the…

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