Green acres… 110,000 of them, and a favorite with locals.
West of Caracas, a natural playground.
Although this enormous 114-acre green space was named in 2007 after musician and activist Ely Rafael Primera, most Caracans know it as Parque del Oeste, or West Park, as it is, logically, west of the city. Originally founded in 1983, it has become one of the most popular recreational getaways for locals, with its children's areas, bars, cafeterias, lovely artificial lake and amphitheater with occasional music shows. You'll also enjoy the variety of its flora (lots of palms and yuccas) and fauna (from rabbits to iguanas). Don't miss the Jacobo Borges Museum and the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen.