Catia La Mar is a city in the state of Vargas. The beaches west of the Caracas airport beginning with Catia La Mar have never been as popular or well maintained as those to the east. While they were relatively unharmed by the mudslides, the area is plagued by pollution and insecurity. Still this is the beach area closest to international airport and it is not without its attractions including airport pickup and cheap hotel rates.
- Hotel Catimar, Urbanización Puerto Viejo Av. Ppal., ☎ +58-212-351-90-97 (fax: +58-212-352-46-03), . Has an airport shuttle for Bs.10.000 each way 5 minutes from Caracas airport. US$30-60. edit