Month: August 2012

Antigua Travel Tips

Size 

Antigua is around 14 miles long and 11 miles wide for a total of 108 sq miles.

 

Population 

The population of Antigua is around 75,000.

 

Language 

English is the most widely used language in Antigua, although some locals will also use an English patois.

 

Currency

Antigua’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The exchange rate for 1 USD is 3.34EC$. The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is tied to the US Dollar.

There are several ATMs at all of the major resorts on the island. It is advisable to take traveler’s cheques in denominations of US Dollars to avoid any additional exchange rate charges. International banks in the city of St John’s can offer currency exchange, as can hotels and larger shops. Exchange rates may vary at different establishments, despite the EC Dollar being tied to the US Dollar, so shop around for the best rates.

 

Electricity

The electricity in Antigua is 110/220 volts AC, 60Hz and the power outlets are identical to those of the US and Canada. Some hotels also have outlets for 240 volts AC, which will accept European-style two pin plugs.

 

Attire Etiquette

The dress code around much of the island is conservative casual. Beachwear should be confined to beaches and hotel swimming pools and some restaurants will require men to wear a jacket and tie for dinner. Lightweight cottons or linens are recommended for exploring the island during the daytime, whilst rainwear should be a consideration for the months of September through to December.

Punto Fijo Travel Tips

Size

Punto Fijo has an estimated population of 250,000, which is mostly located in the urban center.

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language in Punto Fijo.

Currency

The currency in Punto Fijo is the Venezuelan Bolívar (VEB). The exchange rate for 1 USD is around Bs.F. 4.30. Most major banks have ATMs. 

Electricity

The electricity in Punto Fijo is 110 volts AC, 60Hz. U.S.-style two-pin plugs are the most common.

Attire Etiquette

In business settings, people tend to dress formally despite the heat. But pack a light jacket, because you are bound to encounter some very powerful air conditioners. 

Puerto Ordaz Travel Tips

Size

The population of Puerto Ordaz is approximately 600,000.

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language in Puerto Ordaz.

Currency

The currency in Puerto Ordaz is the Venezuelan Bolívar (VEB). The exchange rate for 1 USD is around Bs.F. 4.30. Most major banks have ATMs. 

Electricity

The electricity in Puerto Ordaz is 110 volts AC, 60Hz. U.S.-style two-pin plugs are the most common.

Attire Etiquette

In business settings, people tend to dress formally despite the heat. But pack a light jacket, because you are bound to encounter some very powerful air conditioners. 

Maracaibo Travel Tips

Size

The metro area of Maracaibo is 538 sq miles.

Population

The population of Maracaibo is approximately 1.5 Million, with the metro area boasting a population of just over 2 million. 

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language in Maracaibo.

Currency

The currency in Maracaibo is the Venezuelan Bolívar (VEB). The exchange rate for 1 USD is around Bs.F. 4.30. Most major banks have ATMs. 

Electricity

The electricity in Maracaibo is 110 volts AC, 60Hz. U.S. style two-pin plugs are the most common.

Attire Etiquette

In business settings, people tend to dress formally despite the heat. But pack a light jacket, because you are bound to encounter some very powerful air conditioners.

 

Isla Margarita Travel Tips

Size

Isla Margarita is approximately 48 miles long by 12 miles wide for a total area of 394 sq miles.

Population

The population of Isla Margarita is around 435,000.

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language on Isla Margarita.

Currency

The currency on Isla Margarita is the Venezuelan Bolívar (VEB). The exchange rate for 1 USD is around Bs.F. 4.30.

Most major banks on the island have ATMs.

Electricity

The electricity on Isla Margarita is 110 volts AC, 60Hz. U.S.-style two-pin plugs are the most common on the island.

Attire  Etiquutte

Casual clothes are widely accepted on Isla Margarita