"Crossroads and Riverport" Caicara de Orinoco by atufft

Caicara de Orinoco Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 17 photos

Arriving in Caicara from Cabruta at Night

We've been through Caicara twice during trips to Puerto Ayacucho. The first time, we caught the last ferry from Cabruta and arrived at night. Caicara isn't a terribly lively city, but it does have some great road food, and there's a restaurant with fresh river fish and live music.

Caicara de Orinoco is certainly that...

It rains a lot in Caicara, and along the Orinoco in general, so after a heavy rain, the river widens and enters the river front streets of the city. People are used to floods.

Tree Lined Boulevards become the highways...

The pleasant boulevards of Caicara eventually become the highways leading west to Puerto Ayacucho, or east to Ciuadad Boulevard. Either way, the distances are long with little in between except rainforest and ranches.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good stop-over between Puerto Ayacucho and Ciudad Bolivar
  • Cons:Limited set of daylight activities
  • In a nutshell:Caicara is a frontier town with good hotels and restaurants
  • Last visit to Caicara de Orinoco: Jul 1992
  • Intro Written Mar 31, 2006
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Very interesting read...we have cattle grazing on our outback roads....your pages will keep me busy for a long time.

  • LOHRER's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 10:14 PM

    outstanding pics and information, must have been a great adventure, food looks good too

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