Although thousands of tourists go up the Cerro El Avila every day, you may only want to reach its summit, or the coast on the ... More
Although thousands of tourists go up the Cerro El Avila every day, you may only want to reach its summit, or the coast on the other side of the mountain. In that case, Caracas has two cable car routes to offer you: Mariperez-El Avila and Mariperez-Macuto. The first has always been the most popular, taking you to El Avila's ice rink, the disco and the luxurious Hotel Humboldt, overlooking the Caracas valley on one side and the Caribbean on the other from a height of 2153 meters. The cars leave every 15 or 30 minutes, according to the number of passengers.
Weekends are packed so you might prefer going up during the week. Take a sweater for the difrent climate at over 2100 Mts! In clear days you can look over the City on one side and the Ocean on the other; if not you can experience being on an Island over the clowds!!! Restaurants, Ice Skating Ring and Souveniers...
The Avila mountain is amazing, and so its view of Caracas. The restaurants is something you should not skip while visiting. The history of the Humboldt Hotel is fenomenal. If have the time, and interest, you could climb it (the mountain) up to "Pico Naiguata," which is the highest mountain in El Avila, and camp there or go back the same day... could be 5 - 6 hrs climbing! A blast!
it was so amazing and i am going back again this summer! The people were so nice and the weather was perfect. Everything was so unforgetable. I definetly recommend this to everyone who vists this wonderful country...
The city was absolutely beautiful from the teleferico as we went up and then came back down. The top of El Avila was nice, it kind of reminded me of the mountain tops at home in Tennessee in the summer.
As a little girl growing up in venezuela i would always go to el avila on the weekend to my mother.We would start at the bottom and walk our way as far up as we could.It was quite amazing. I never got the oportunity to see the peak of el avila the 11 years i lived there.Last year for x-mas i got the oportunity to go home and visit i still was not aware of this feature. I always heard about the hotel at the top of the mountain that was amazing. For the first time last year i got to see it. The way up was beautiful i couldent stop smiling and gasping. I went camera happy and took pictures of every second i was on there. As you get farther up the fog ancentuates the atmosphere and gives it a different feel. A beautiful painting. But it does not stop there once you get to the top u cant help but notice the beauty of caracas no matter at what angle you stand. I headed to the top in the afternoon so i got to see everything in the daylight. As well as the sunset from the peak. I got a whole nother feel for it on the way down as caracas became iluminated by its night lights.
The ride is worth every second.Once you are on the mountain you can enjoy a wonderful hot chocolat and dessert, listen to music or live concerts. Or enjoy a ice skating session while getting drifted away by the scenery.
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