Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Venezuela is a country in northern South America. Possessing shorelines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south, and is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America.
Puerto Cabello is the principal port of Venezuela and is the second largest city in the state of Carabobo. Its houses and streets conserve the original colonial style, and the government has declared it an Area of Historical Value. It boasts the most beautiful beaches in the state of Carabobo.
Things to See & Do
* Long Island
* Patanemo Bay
* Libertador Castle or San Felipe Fortress
* San Esteban National Park
* Cathedral of San José
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bolivar (VEB)
Language – Spanish, English, French & German
Land Area – 916,445 sq kms
Population – 27,000,000 Venezuela
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 - 58
Port Location – Puerto Cabello is a prinicipal port of Venezuela and is located in downtown Puerto Cabello.
Transport Links – By air, to the General Bartolomé Salom International Airport in Puerto Cabello. By road from Valencia and Morón, on the Central Regional Highway, and from Caracas and Coro.
To get around Venezuala there are fairly cheap interurban bus services; quality of travel varies a lot however. Self-drive cars are available at the airport and in major city centers but are expensive. Caracas has a 35-station metro, which is comfortable and inexpensive. Ferries link Puerto La Cruz with Margarita Island and the East-West Railway travels between Acarigua and Maturin. It is for both passengers and cargo.