Could "You" explain This please :
Yes it is really easy and safe for Gringos
... Venezuela’s political leadership maintains an anti-U.S. government discourse, and its political climate is highly polarized and fluid. Violent crime is a serious problem, and the capital city of Caracas has one of the highest per capita homicide rates in the world. Kidnappings, assaults, and robberies occur throughout the country; no areas are safe.
OK -- there's arias in cities located in the USA, that even I wouldn't go visit ; so
i'm not trying to make you sound Bad !
How do Ya get to Your spot without going through the troubled sections ?
Be certain to answerer truthfully ; i personally know someone from that country
and will be asking Him .
Well, when i answered the question about security i wass talking about here in the peninsula and the town. It is indeed safe.
The information about the crime rates in caracas is true. Thecrime rate there is high. This city is very wide and populated. It is located at 8 hours drive from Adicora.
But this "report" is basicly exagerated.
They make it appear like Venezuela is a totally cahotic gangland. It is very untrue.
Sure travelers have to take some précautions if they plan to come in Venezuela BUT IT IS VERY FAR FROM BEING A DANGEROUS ZONE ALL AROUND !
The danger in Venezuela is located mostly in the 3 big cities ( Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia. )
There are also some other parts people have to take precaution ( crime ) but it is not like if you pass thru a war zone and you always have the possibility of being agressed on every corner it is absurd !
If you come in Adicora you will not cross danger zones
, you will be transfered from Caracas or Aruba ( wich is very safe ).
If you pass bu Caracas, and have a transfer the next day, or it is better to deal with a recognized travel agency or contact us so we will put you in touch with the right people.
Passing thru Aruba is easy and very safe and closer to here.
For the danger in Venezuela, if people want to go elsewhere they have to be advised but I have met a lot of travelers ( not tourist who are going only in resorts...) who traveld all around the country, in the so called " dangerous cities, zones" and they all told me it was exagerated.
I personnaly think that it is dangerous in some parts like the 3 big cities and some other specifific places but people have to be wise and not going in these big cities walking around in some parts of it anytime, any places unguided and unadvised...
Sure i do not recommend to go in these cities, even in the mid-ranged cities alone when you are a real traveler that is not speaking any spanish and advised.
I apologise if i was not precised in the response it may put some confusion abouthtis important aspect...
To anyone who wanna come over here please contact us if you wanna come we will help you out with this.
For people who come from Europe, it is aparently cheaper to pass by Caracas but better to take a travel agency if you have a transit, if you plan to sleep there, if you do not speak any spanish, it is even better at the airport for your transfer to Coro or Punto-Fijo...
I suggest to everyone coming from the USA and Canada to pass by Aruba. It is much cheaper ( special prices between mondays and Thursdays ) If people from elsewhere wanna come by the easyest, simplest and safest way from anywhere in the world please pass by Aruba if you feel better with this. ( please contact us so we will give you more support, infos and tips ! )
But if you pass by Caracas we will help you as much as we can to make it safe and sound.
Aruba is 100 % safe and only at 20 minutes flight of Punto-Fijo wich is at 1 hour drive from adicora.
I recommend to travelers from Europe to pass thru Aruba as well but it is a personnal choice for everyone.
For the politics " polarised anti-American " well, i have to say this is really over exagerated.
Venezuelian people are not fanatics, radicals, nor " guerilleros" and there is no hatred towards Americans...
Like anywhere in the world, there are idiots but nothing noticable !
In fact, if you ever come out here and look for yourself, you will find these people very kind, polite, welcoming, educated, and they are not obsessed with politics and are peaceful, party loving people.
I am here actually and i can confirm you that they are not in a vandetta against the US or anyone else by the people.
Yes this present government is not pro-American ( Chavistas ) but people here don't matter at all with all this i can assure you and it is very likely the last election ( april 2013 ) has been frauded ( it was tied to less than 1 % of the vote " win" for the Maduro party ).
I am not here to debate about politics, i simply put out the facts here.
It is sad that there are very bad publicity about it because it is wrong for this aspect.
I personnaly know a nice aged ( 67 years old ) American kiter named David who comes here every year since a lot of time and still enjoy's it with no problems !
By the way sir, please go ahead and ask your friend if what i say is true or not.
We will help people for travel logistics just contact us and pick you up at the Puntyo-Fijo or Coro airport.
Please contact us if you wanna come we will be happy to serve you !