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Margarita: Useful Information For Travellers

Fast Facts

Isla Margarita is an offshore island of Venezuela.
Island size: 934
CET -5 hours. During summer CET -6 hours.


The official language is Spanish.

Getting there

Getting around

Good bus connections and cheap taxis (negotiate about the prices before departure). Rental cars are available for approx. 50 US$ a day.

Currency & banking

Local currency is the Bolivar (BS). Credit cards and travel cheques are generally accepted at hotels, shops and car rental agencies.


Tropical. Pleasant temperatures all year round.

Health regulations

No immunization required. Nevertheless it is recommended, especially for individualistic travellers, to get a vaccination against hepatitis A, yellow fever and typhoid.

Telephone & Internet

There are several internet cafés nearby or even in the hotels.


110-volt alternating current. An American adapter plug is necessary.

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