From the airport taxi is the only quick and easy option available. You need to have local currency on hand because changing with taxi drivers is not advisable.
Rental cars are available from major chains such as Avis, Budget and Hertz, as well as local operators. Look for established operators with an identifiable operating base. Outlets are to be found in the main city of Porlamar, at Playa El Yaque, and there are several offices and kiosks at the islands airport. Always use common sense when renting and make sure to check for any hidden costs and levies that may appear when you return the car. To rent a car you will need a current driver's license and a passport. Make sure you have adaquate insurance cover and do not leave your passport, drivers licence, or any other important documentation with the rental company as a security deposit. Thoroughly check over the vehicle including the glass and all panels for any damage and have the salesperson initial a damage record. If in doubt at all photograph the vehicle from all sides prior to taking delivery. Ensure you check the gas tank prior to the rental and at return. Check the vehicle over thoroughly before you leave the depot to ensure everything is functioning on the vehicle and that it is roadworthy.
Motorbike and scooter rental are also available.
If considering making a trip to the mainland on the ferry and taking a rental vehicle with you then please ensure beforehand that your rental and insurance contract permits the vehicle traveling off the island.
Share taxi (Por puesto) is a typical Venezuelan way to get around. You can get as far as Porlamar this way.
The cheapest and hottest way to travel. The price is very low, but so is the speed.
- Saragoza Beach
Because of currency regulations it is better to book a room in Pedro Gonzalez through some local friend and ask his help to prepay a room. All big hotels' staff speak English. For smaller hotels, Spanish will be most useful. Be aware of high season periods which are August-September, January and Easter.
- Dunes, ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. One of the best hotels in the zone. Has its own beach. 300 Bs.
- Hesperia Margarita, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 5-star hotel on the beach. 300 Bs.
Attention is a must. Be careful walking alone in solitary places and carry a copy of your passport instead of the original.