CARACAS, Tuesday November 27, 2012 | Update
Tuesday November 27, 2012

Ciudad Vacacional Los Caracas, Venezuelan lost tourist destination

The tourist destination of the 1950s is today the reflection of indifference. Its areas, which offered exuberant vegetation and a unique climate, await the final materialization of any of the plans provided for their recovery. Ciudad Vacacional Los Caracas, declared national heritage in 1976, has been subject to many proposals

It is home to five hotels, four of which have been used to accommodate people made homeless (Photo: Cruz Sojo)
It is home to five hotels, four of which have been used to accommodate people made homeless (Photo: Cruz Sojo) Investments on partial recoveries are at a loss. Bathroom furniture has been reported stolen (Photo: Cruz Sojo)
Repairs in Flamingo and Vega Larga Hotels began in 2004. Some 22 homes were poorly refurbished (Photo: Cruz Sojo) In 2007, the National Institute for Educational Co-operation (INCE) announced it would invest USD 93,000 to recover swimming pools. Since 2010, it has been home to people made homeless (Photo: Cruz Sojo) Los Caracas, a shelter to people made homeless, has been subject to six recovery plans since 1999 (Photo: Cruz Sojo) It holds 150 cabins, 80 of which were recovered in 2010. Another 30 are still waiting for intervention whereas other 40 have been abandoned (Photo: Cruz Sojo) No need for recovery plans, at least until people made homeless are relocated (Photo: Cruz Sojo) In January 1999, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced that the tourist destination would be given a new name, Robison City, and that it would accommodate homeless kids (Photo: Cruz Sojo) Since 2010, only ten percent of Ciudad Vacacional Los Caracas has been operative: the two modules at the entrance, the camping area, and the two bays (Photo: Cruz Sojo) It was meant to be an entertaining and ecological city. Today it is a roof that shelters 239 households (Photo: Cruz Sojo) In recent years, it became a center for sheltering homeless children, a state police school, and an area for the development of endogenous cores (Photo: Cruz Sojo) The tourist destination was built based on the advice of Carlos Raúl Villanueva and Dr. Martín Vegas. It was open in 1955 (Photo: Cruz Sojo)
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