El Hatillo was once its own village, but has now been absorbed into Caracas. It’s a popular getaway for folks who live in the more congested urban core, with narrow central streets and plazas stacked with brightly painted colonial buildings that house restaurants, art galleries and craft shops. Located 15km southeast of the city center, this area overflows with people on the weekend. There’s always a tranquil atmosphere in the afternoon and early evening, when diners and cafe-goers can sit back and relax to the sounds of crickets and sapitos. Take a taxi here.