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Caracas is located in northern Venezuela, near the Caribbean. It is Venezuela's capital, largest city, and the location of its major international airport. In addition to being the obvious entry point for international tourists visiting Venezuela, it is also a likely choice for American and European travelers wishing to explore South America, since typically flights to Caracas are cheaper than to any other South American city.
Maiquetía's Simon Bolivar Airport is only 16 km away from central Caracas, but the closure of a bridge due to signs of imminent collapse in January 2006 means that travel to and from the airport may take up to five hours one way. Taxi fares have more than tripled to Bs.150,000 (US$70). Business travellers in a hurry may want to consider helicopter service instead.
Use the metro
Caracas has many hotels but no youth hostels as one might expect to find in other South American countries. Backpackers will find that Caracas is not a cheap destination, and that rooms per night per person range 20-30 USD. While the whole of the city is considered to be dangerous at night, stick to the hotels in the east, that is, Sabana Grande or farther east.
Just about every hotel in Sabana Grande. Do not stay in budget hotels in the western part of the city. However, if you're staying in Sabana Grande, you should be careful, as the zone is not as safe as it used to be, especially the Boulevard.