Caracas/Isla Coche Margarita Island, Venezuela
15.04.2012 30 °C
Caracas is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Caracas is an excellent city, with a great nightlife. If you go out partying you could plan to be back around 4am and planning for a cab on the way back is advisable. During the day you better be prepared for some heat the average tempurature is around 30 degrees, it has restaurants and bars inspired by the cuisine of many different countries and cultures due to great waves of immigration from Europe and the Middle East after the Second World War. Venezuela and its capital, Caracas, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world. Most murders and other violent crimes go unsolved. Armed criminal gangs often operate with impunity throughout the urban areas. The poor neighborhoods that cover the hills around Caracas are extremely dangerous. U.S. travelers have reported robberies and other crimes committed against them by individuals wearing uniforms and purporting to be police officers or National Guard members. Overall I wouldn't let the crime stop you from visiting this city just use a bit of "street smart" logic and your in for one hell of a time. Isla Coche Margarita Island covers an area of 55 km². The highest elevation of the island is 60 m above the sea level. The climate is tropic, with an average temperatute of approximately 27 C to 38 °C. This island boasts crystal clear water and the most white sandy beaches you have ever seen, it is truly one of a kind and if you travels bring you to Venezuela Isla Coche is a must see.