Month: January 2013

Maiquetía General Information

Overview

Home to Venezuela’s international airport, Maiquetia is a city in the Vargas state of Venezuela.

Weather

The average temperature in Maiquetia is around 84°F all year. The summer months can also feature a high level of humidity. There is a dry season between December and March though with August being the height of humidity and rain across the area.

Time Zone

Maiquetia uses the UTC-04:30 time zone, called Venezuelan Standard Time (VET).

Sightseeing

Simon Bolivar International Airport – Connections available all over the globe.

Activities

Duty-Free Shopping

Hiking

Bike Riding

Maiquetía Travel Tips

Size

Maiquetia has an estimated population of 88,000.

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language in Maiquetia.

Currency

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

Attire Etiquette

In Maiquetia 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.

Chichiriviche Travel Tips

Population

Chichiriviche has an estimated population of 6,000.

Language

Spanish is the most widely used language in Chichiriviche.

Currency

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

Attire Etiquette

Casual attire is considered standard and lightweight tropical clothing is advised during the day. In the evenings when temperatures drop you may require a light sweater or jacket. Visitors should be aware that some restaurants may require smart casual clothing in the evening.

Chichiriviche General Information

Overview

Situated on the east coast of Venezuela, Chichiriviche is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Boasting white sandy beaches, small cays, and a large wildlife refuge, the name of the state itself translates to “place where our sun is born”. Visitors can enjoy many wonderful hotels and a range of natural and manmade attractions.

Weather

The average temperature in Chichiriviche is around 84°F all year. The summer months can also feature a high level of humidity. There is a dry season between December and March though with August being the height of humidity and rain across the area.

Time Zone

Chichiriviche uses the UTC-04:30 time zone, called Venezuelan Standard Time (VET).

Sightseeing

Cuare Wildlife Refuge – Situated on the west side of Chichiriviche, this refuge is home to a wide range of colorful coastal marine birds.

Golfete Cuare – Nature reserve situated opposite a national park and featuring a vast majority of the marine life in the state.

Cayo Muerto – A Venezuelan island featuring an attractive boardwalk and a vast number of palm trees, it is an easy trip from Chichiriviche.

Activities

Bird Watching

Hiking

Bike Riding

Shopping

Swimming

Puerto Ordaz General Information

Overview

Puerto Ordaz, which combined with the older town of San Felix, forms Ciudad Guayana, is one of the most important towns in all of Venezuela. Puerto Ordaz is a planned town and is the base for the iron, steelworks, and aluminum industries in Eastern Venezuela. The city has a powerful hydroelectric power plant and has picturesque waterfalls nearby as well.

Weather

Puerto Ordaz has a very hot climate and the only relief is provided by the nearby lake. The average temperature is around 83°F all year. The summer months can also feature a high level of humidity. There is a dry season between December and March though with August being the height of humidity and rain across the area.

Time Zone

Puerto Ordaz uses the UTC-04:30 time zone, called Venezuelan Standard Time (VET).

Sightseeing

Parque Cachamay. The best place to see the rapids of the Rio Caroni and some treetop monkeys.

Parque La Llovizna – A breathtakingly beautiful island in the Rio Caroni with many streams and waterfalls featuring an eco-museum near the entrance.

Parque Punta Vista – This is where the Rio Caroni meets the Rio Orinoco.

Parque Loefling. A small zoo of native Venezuelan animals.

Activities

Walking along the lakeshore

Shopping

Sailing

Baseball

Cricket

Bike Riding