Communication

Venezuela's dialing code: ++58
State of Nueva Esparta Area Code: 0295 (when calling from abroad you must omit the 0)

Mobile Phones: For GSM cell phones, you can buy a SIM card at Digitel (one of the major mobile companies). The SIM card costs around US$ 10 and includes debit balances. You must show your passport in order to get one.

Internet: Most of hotels and public places have wireless Internet access. There are also plenty of Internet cafes around the island.

Calling: You can get an UNICE phone card at CANTV (the national phone company). With this card, you will be able to make calls from any phone. There are also Centros de Comunicaciones (Calling Centers), at many shopping malls. These are equipped with special phone booths where you can make a call and then pay at the till once you have finished.

Mail: The Post Office in Pampatar is on Calle Joaquin Maneiro, and on Calle Maneiro in Porlamar. It is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

You can purchase postcards and stamps at bookshops and souvenir shops. The price of sending a postcard is around Bs 2.

Do not allow anyone to send you items from abroad by regular mail. Packages recovered by IPOSTEL are sometimes delivered to the addressee covered in adhesive tape or with contents missing. If you need to have something sent to Venezuela, please use DHL or FedEx.

Couriers: couriers are located on Calle Aeropuerto Viejo de Porlamar (Calle del Hambre). DHL, FedEx, Domesa and MRW have offices right next to each other.