Parque Nacional el Avila, Caracas

4.8
#2 of 8 in Outdoors in Caracas
Near Caracas, Parque Nacional el Avila is surrounded by a mountain range and the sea. Ideal for relaxing, cycling, hiking, or mountain-climbing, the park has you covered no matter what your favored exercise. Due to the high altitude, you may find yourself out of breath rather quickly, so take it easy and drink plenty of water. Remember--the higher you go, the better the views. Plenty of ruins left over from Spanish colonization provide ideal places to rest and snap a few photos. Make Parque Nacional el Avila a centerpiece of your Caracas vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Caracas tourist route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Excellent option to have contact with nature, wonderful view of Caracas. There are many ways of climbing, walking around Altamira, in cable car by Mari Perez and rustic by quotes.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Mount Avila-Caracas symbol. The mountain has many inclines, as a tourist, the cable car, and several sports-hiking to the peaks! On the observation deck to which leads the cable has a small park for walking, several restaurants, and a chic look on the other side of Caracas and the Caribbean Sea.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Spectacular is one of the most wonderful places of my country, is beautiful, to walk and do sports, good weather outdoors
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  • July 1, 2017
    Ideal for draining stress and bad energies. During the week's going to vacuum, but on weekends can happen it full. Many people climb by Sabas Nieves (Altamira) and exercise on the bars when they come up. If your plan to get beyond crossing the mountain until you reach the Humboldt, provisions for breakfast, lunch, hydration and proper shelter to in certain areas is cold. GO WITH LARGE GROUPS WHO KNOW THE ROAD. PREVENTS GO SUN @ SINCE IN SOME PARTS OF THE MOUNTAIN THERE IS NO SIGNAL
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  • July 4, 2017
    Excellent site for meditation
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  • April 10, 2017
    One of the things most beautiful of Venezuela, is coko be in heaven playing los angeles
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