Top things to do

Cave in Cueva del Guácharo

Cueva del Guácharo

Venezuela’s longest and most magnificent cave is 12km from Caripe on the road toward the coast. Alexander von Humboldt, the eminent scientist, penetrated 472m into the grotto in September 1799, and it was he who fir…
in Caripe

Restaurant Mogambo

Across from Hotel La Perla is this eatery set in a pink chalet-style building, where good quality cooking (something of a godsend here) is served up, including tasty soups, grills and daily specials. There’s a good …
in Caripe

Trattoria Pastas Orence

This pleasant place serves great pasta, such as ravioli with mushroom sauce and spaghetti with mussels, and has a comfortable dining area. It also features meats and fish on the menu, along with pizzas.
in Caripe

El Rincón de Walter

Just outside town, on the road to Maturín, is this small joint dishing out tasty cups of strawberries and cream. It’s worth the 20-minute walk from center.