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Preparing your trip to Isla Margarita: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. There are almost no direct flights to the island. As a rule, all flights go to Caracas. The planes of internal airlines fly to Margarita.
2.The flight to Porlamar takes about an hour. It is recommended to book tickets in advance. The direction is very popular with local residents. Therefore, tickets are sold out very quickly.
3. Another option is to use the ferry. It departs from Puerto La Cruz and Cumana. The journey to the island will take about 5 hours. In addition, it will take almost the same amount of time to get from Caracas to the departure point. Regular buses go to the ferry. It is worth noting that the option of air travel is more profitable and much faster.
4. It's always warm here. The average temperature is about 30°C. The climate is dry tropical here. It usually rains in June-July and from October to January. But this is not the rainy season. Therefore, a change in the weather will not interfere with your vacation. It usually rains at night or early in the morning. The sun shines during the day.
5. Keep in mind, that it is really hot and stuffy in summer on Margarita. There is almost no wind on the island at this time. The humidity is high and the temperature is high. Therefore, if you feel bad in the heat or you have health problems, it is better to choose another time of year for your trip. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The main language of communication is Spanish but with a fairly strong local accent. You can try to speak French, German or English in hotels and tourist centers.
7. The bolivar is the local currency. It is recommended to change money in official exchangers. The rate is extremely unprofitable on the "black" market. Be sure to specify the exchange rate.
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8. You must have cash with you. There are few places on the island where you can pay with cards. It is worth noting that funds are converted at a very high rate. Purchases will cost you 2 times more. You will not be able to withdraw money from the card. ATMs will require passport data that only local people have.
9. There are many accommodation options on the island. There are villas and private apartments here. However, if you arrive on the island for the first time, it is more convenient to stay in a hotel. Most of them are all-inclusive.
10. New Year’s holidays are the highest season here. Therefore, if you are planning a trip at this time, be ready for a serious increase in prices. You should definitely plan a trip in the spring so that you don't get to the Semana Santa celebration week. Many Venezuelans come here at this time. You will have problems with placement. In addition, it is impossible to buy plane tickets.
11. Security on the island is at a high level. You can see police and guardsmen on the streets. However, it will be better to leave valuables and documents in the hotel safe. Check whether there is such a service in your chosen version in advance.
12. It is recommended to rent a car for trips around the island. There are many agencies that provide this service on the island. This option is the most profitable given the low prices for gasoline.
13. Bus routes are inconvenient for tourists. It will be difficult to get to the main attractions. Taxi is another option. There are no counters in cars. You should discuss the price in advance. The trip will cost about $15 on average.
14. It is customary to leave tips in cafes and restaurants. You can also thank the taxi driver and maid at the hotel with a small amount.
15. There is free Wi-Fi in all hotels. There are also Internet cafes in tourist areas and cities. You can also find phone booths. It's cheaper to make calls from them. However, you will need to buy a phone card.
16. It is also difficult to buy a local SIM card. You can do this in the central office of Digital Company on Margarita. It is located in the Sambil shopping center. It will be more convenient to rent a phone with a SIM card.
17. Medical care is free and of high quality here. You will not even be required to have a passport. There are pharmacies in all cities. However, it is recommended to take the necessary minimum of medicines with you.
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Venezuela: travelling advices

12. Cases of malaria, dengue fever, and Chikungunya virus have been recorded in the country. You should avoid places where mosquitoes congregate. Be sure to stock up on repellents. Also, cases of diphtheria have been recorded. If you travel with children you should make sure that they are vaccinated. You shouldn't drink tap water. You should give preference to boiled water and bottled water. You have to avoid ice in drinks.
13. The official language is Spanish. English is very poorly spoken. Indigenous peoples living in remote areas speak local dialects.
14. You should not go to the city's Barrios in the big cities, especially in Caracas. They are built up with houses made of cardboard and slate. Lawlessness reigns here. The police do not cope with the situation. The probability of being robbed is almost 100 %.
15. Interruptions in food and basic necessities are possible in the province. Therefore, it is better to stock up on them in advance. … Open
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Travelling to Isla Margarita - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Isla Margarita. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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