It is situated in a beautiful valley overlooked by Mount Avila, an impressive mountain that separates the city from the Caribbean Sea and shapes most of the city’s landscape. The climate is tropical, with little variation in temperature.
The city can be fascinating to explore, replete with excellent art, food, and a bustling nightlife. However, it remains one of the most violent cities in the world, so visitors must exercise caution and avoid the “no go” zones where outsiders are not welcomed.
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.