When to fly to Caracas
The weather in Caracas is always lovely and warm, but to experience some real heat it's best to visit in the summer month of August. The dry season falls between December and April, so this is another desirable time to travel. Be aware, though, that travel during school holidays is likely to be more expensive than if you visit Caracas during off-peak seasons. There are plenty of religious and secular festivals in Caracas, so it is a great idea to time your visit to coincide with one of them. For example, in the first week of May each year, the city is home to the 'Cross of May' festival or Velorio de la Cruz de Mayo: a religious observance where citizens pay their respects to the holy cross with music, ceremonies, and food afterwards.
Getting around Caracas
Taxis are plentiful in Caracas, so you can hail one in the street whenever you need to get from A to B. Remember, though, that in this city the taxis do not have any meters, so it is best to agree on a price with the driver before you depart. It is usual to bargain with the driver, as it is customary for them to quote you an initial price far in excess of what they are willing to accept. Many travellers take advantage of specialised tour buses to explore the key sights of the city, whilst others find it more convenient to hire a car. There is also a metro system.