Welcome to Cúcuta
With all manner of restaurants, modern shopping malls, semi-decent hotels, trendy neighborhoods (especially those bordering Av Libertadores) and an airport, Cúcuta offers more than most South American border towns. However, since 2017 this hot, muggy city has been inundated with Venezuelans trying to escape the economic turmoil engulfing their country. Queues at the border are long, the bus station is notoriously chaotic and many of the immigrants live in squalid conditions in overcrowded border neighborhoods.
With few, if any, foreign travelers currently crossing into Venezuela, there's little reason to visit Cúcuta at the moment.