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CLIMATE AND SEASONS –Venezuela is a Tropical country of sunshine .No day goes by without rays of sun, even during the rainy season.  The temperature hovers between 18° and 26°C year-round. Venezuela’s widely diversified geography, offers a range of climates within the country. Extremes weathers are found in a few places such as the mountainous region of the Andes, where the temperature can dip to freezing, or the humidity of Maracaibo, where the summer months send the temperatures soaring to above 35ºC. The coast is warm, dry with spots of rainforest and clear sunny skies all year. Tropical rainy season is from May to October, the dry one from November to April.

 

SURFACE - 916,445 km2  

 

LANGUAGE - The official language is Spanish; English is the second most important language, especially in business. Native languages exist among Indigenous communities.

CURRENCY - Venezuela’s currency is the Bolivar (Bs. F), International credit cards are generally accepted. Banking hours: 08:30 - 15:30, from Mondays to Fridays. 

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY - Generally 120v AC at 50 Hz. 

LOCAL TIME- Venezuela is 5:30 hours behind GMT between March and September, and 4:30 hours behind GMT the rest of the year.

OPENING HOURS   - The regular office hours are from 08:30 to 17:00 hrs. Boutiques:  10:00 to 19:00 hrs.

AIRPORTS- The main International airport is located in Maiquetia (35 km from Caracas downtown), Porlamar, Valencia, Maracaibo and Puerto Ordaz  are others internationals airports.

NATIONAL AIRLINES: Aserca, Aeropostal, Santa Bárbara,  Avior, Rutaca, Venezolana de Aviación, Laser, Albatros  Aerotuy and other small airlines.

TRANSPORTATION IN CARACAS:   Transportation in the capital city is commonly by underground, bus or taxi.

 

Note: Most taxis are not marked as such and have no taximeter. Most hotel staff will be happy to offer taxi arrangements, but visitors are in general advised to ask for the taxi price in advance, prior to taking part in the ride. 

TRANSPORTATION TO AND IN THE INTERIOR:

There are several domestic airlines that provide transport services to the principal cities in Venezuela. But some destinations in the interior are very remote and pristine, like Canaima or Archipelago Los Roques, and can only be reached by small aircrafts. The primary mode of transportation is by dugout canoe (curiara) with outboard engine. It can be found also bus transportation to several places in the country