Requirements: A valid passport and a visa or tourist
card are necessary to immigrate to Venezuela. Tourist Cards
are provided by the airlines on international flights to
Climate: There are no marked seasons in Venezuela and Margarita
Island. The temperature on the island varies from 33º C in September and 29 º C
in January. We recommend being cautious when exposing
to the sun, because radiation is stronger as in places
with similar location.
Extension: The island has a surface of 940 km2. It is
well worth to drive arround it and discover all its charm.
Generally the roads are good, the largest north-south extension
is 33 km, and maximum east-west distance is 64 km.
Population: Approximately 600.000 inhabitants.
currency is Bolívar Fuerte (BF).
restrictions: Money exchange is done
at Exchange Houses only at the official exchange
rate. There is also a black market witch is
not secure and illegal
Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club
and American Express cards are accepted in
almost all shops, stores, restaurants, hotels,
bars and night clubs, as well as traveler checks.
Credit cards are accepted by most tourist establishments.
Outside of larger cities a good supply of Bolívar
Tips: Bills from restaurants, bars and clubs include a
10 % service fee. It is still customary to tip attentive
services of waiters, tourist guides, maids and bell boys.
Water: Tap water is not recommendable for human consumption.
It is preferable to drink only Mineral Water or filtered
Transportation: Public transport in Margarita will take
you everywhere on the island at a real moderate cost. It
is the best way to move within the city of Porlamar (Fares
not expensive), but to travel from one town to another
one it is very slow, because no stops are respected and
the driver will stop wherever a passenger asks to.
Penalties: All citizens are subject to the laws of
the country they are visiting. Penalies for possession,
use and commercialization of illegal drugs are strict and
harsh. People convicted for drug related crimes must expect
long prison sentences and large fees. The conditions in
the prisons are extremely hard.
Electricity: Voltage on Margarita Island as well as in
the rest of Venezuela is 110 Volts.
code for Venezuela: +58
code for Margarita Island: 295
Season: December to April and June to September.
Season: Rest of the year.