Margarita Island

Margarita Island, Venezuela
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Climate & Best time to visit Margarita Island

Climate in Venezuela:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec

Best time to visit Margarita Island:

Dry Season (December to April):

  • This period marks the dry season in most parts of Venezuela, making it an excellent time to visit popular destinations like Angel Falls, Los Roques, and the Andes.
  • The weather is generally sunny and dry, perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, beach trips, and wildlife spotting.
  • Carnival, celebrated in February or March, is a vibrant and culturally rich festival that takes place in many parts of the country.

Wet Season (May to November):

  • This period sees more rainfall and higher humidity levels, particularly in the northern coastal areas.
  • The wet season is ideal for visiting the southern regions like the Amazon Rainforest and Canaima National Park as the water levels rise, enhancing the beauty of waterfalls and rivers.
  • However, some areas may experience road closures or limited accessibility due to heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

Shoulder Seasons (April/May and October/November):

  • These transitional months between the wet and dry seasons can offer a balance between fewer crowds and reasonable weather conditions.
  • April/May can still be favorable for outdoor activities before the onset of heavy rains, while October/November may provide similar advantages after the rainy season.

Money & Prices

Currency in Venezuela:

Venezuelan sovereign bolívar (VES)

How expensive is a trip to Margarita Island?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
10.07 USD
Fast food meal:
9.96 USD
Mid-range meal:
20.86 USD
Bottle of water:
0.92 USD
Soft drink:
1.24 USD
2.38 USD
Local Beer:
1.60 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.48 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.59 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Venezuela general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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