Caracas impresses with its size, its location - near the sea and surrounded by the mountains of Avila- and its ranches that are perched on the slopes of the surrounding mountains. Luckily Avila is in a protected National Park, the lungs of the city. It's interesting to leave town walking with hiking boots and in 5 minutes you are in the middle of vegetation with tough climbs, some of which you have to do backwards. The mountain has several peaks called the Western, Eastern and Naiguatá, and the highest being 2700 meters. It rewards you from the top with a glimpse of the sea on one side, Caracas on the other, and the splendid park of Avila.