The Caribbean Coast Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Caribbean Coast Vacation

Sometimes referred to as La Ruta del Sol (the Route of the Sun), the 563-km (350-mi) stretch of highway along the Caribbean Coast from Caracas to Puerto La Cruz and, farther east, to Cumaná, is at once gloriously picturesque and treacherous. Seldom far from the water's edge, most of the Autopista del Oriente (Eastern Highway) follows the myriad loops and twists of the natural shoreline, past unspoiled bays and isolated hamlets. Roadside vendors sell cocos fríos (cold coconuts) and cachapas (a delicious corn pancake folded around cheese), while gas stations blast salsa and merengue and offer up good coffee, a quick rest, and, of course, dirt-cheap gasoline.


The Caribbean Coast Hotels

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Things To Do

Things To Do in The Caribbean Coast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Caribbean Coast Experiences

  • Parque Nacional Los Roques

    If you are looking for a spalike vacation, then the Parque Nacional Los Roques is your place. Los Roques has several "posadas" or bed-and-breakfasts... Read more


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