In Venezuela there are twelve main international airports, the ones most frequented by tourists are, the Simon Bolivar International Airport located about twenty kilometers from Caracas, Merida Airport, La Chinita International Airport in Maracaibo and finally the Los Roques Airport. Simon Bolivar Airport allows flights to some cities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. The departure hall and arrival hall are separated into the upper and lower levels of the airport, it has two terminals, one for domestic flights and the other for international connections.
The capital of Venezuela Caracas, has a modern underground transport system, the Caracas Metro, serves the central area of the city and extends to the city of Los Teques, capital of Miranda, joining it to the Metro de los Teques system. Both subways are managed by the company C.A. Metro of Caracas. The network consists of four metro lines and extensions are under construction towards the cities of Guarenas and Guatire. To reach Caracas from Italy with departures from Malpensa Airport of Milan, it is necessary to make an intermediate stop in one of the major European cities or in the American continent. Generally from experience, the most convenient and cheapest airport is that of Madrid.
Margarita Island is very popular with tourists for its tropical beaches, also the archipelago of Los Roques and the Morrocoy National Park have beautiful beaches. The Amazon instead offers the presence of numerous indigenous tribes and particular places natural interest, from Angel Falls, to the Tepui or the Gran Sabana.
The coral archipelago in the Caribbean Sea of Los Roques, has beautiful beaches, has a tropical climate, hot all year round, and almost dry. Temperatures vary little, however they are a little lower from December to February when the maximums are around 29/30 degrees, and higher from July to October, when the maximum reaches 31/32 degrees.
From May to November, the islands and coastal regions of Venezuela can be affected by hurricanes. They must be foreseen even heavy rains. These can cause flooding, landslides and damage to infrastructure. Traffic may also be subject to temporary disruption. It is recommended to follow the weather forecasts, warnings and directives from local authorities.
Due to very high inflation, the national currency (Bolivar Digital) is almost untraceable. Most payments are therefore made in cash with US dollars or by credit card. Cash withdrawals with foreign bank and credit cards are not possible. It is preferable to carry enough cash in small bills, because often you can't have the rest.
Medical assistance in public hospitals in Venezuela is hardly guaranteed due to lack of personnel, problems in the supply of medicines and hygiene conditions. It is recommended to refer to private clinics, if available. If possible, serious illnesses and injuries should be treated abroad. Clinics require an advance payment in cash or by credit card, before starting treatment.
The northeastern region of the country, including Caracas, is a seismic zone. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the Caribbean can wreak havoc on the land and tsunami.
In Venezuela street robberies are often committed by criminals on motorcycles, both in urban areas and on rural roads. Cars but also buses are targeted. The crime rate is very high. Possession of firearms is widespread, and criminals use them frequently and without hesitation.