- Legal Time Zone.
- Information for tourist.
- Tourism Office.
- Official Currency.
- Important Phone Numbers.
- Local Laws.
- Special holidays.
- Bathrooms and restrooms.
- Service tips.
Latitude: 09°24’N, 10°46’N
Region: Western Centra
The surface of the State of Lara is 19800 Km2, this makes it around 2,2% of the national territory. It’s composed of the capital and main territory, Barquisimeto, and adjacent cities, such as Carora, Cabudare, El Tocuyo, Quibor, Duaca and Cubiro. Its limits are Falcon in the northern direction, south with Trujillo and Portuguesa, east with Yaracuy and Portuguesa, and west with Zulia.
The capital of this state, Barquisimeto, belongs to the municipality of Iribarren, and limits with the Urdaneta municipality on the north, the Portuguesa state, Yaracuy by the east and Torres and Jimenez municipality on the west.
The weather is fresh, with temperatures that fluctuate between 25° and 27°. Barquisimeto is located in a semiarid land, with yearly precipitation of 600 mm and evaporation of 1600 to 1800mm per year. The rainfall period is comprehended normally in the months between April and November, and the temperature for the mountain and plains are 24° and 27° respectively. In the Moroturo Valley, the rainfall period starts in March and extends to June, with a pluvial annual estimate between 1000 and 1100mm.
The State belongs mainly to the Corian System, and a portion belongs to the Andes Mountains. This particular area is located in the plains that join Carora and Barquisimeto. The vegetal life is fairly limited, and it consists mostly of xerophile plants with endogen species such as cujies, while on the mountains you can find the normal vegetal life of the tropic forests.
Legal Time Zone:
The legal time zone is UTC-4, which can be consulted through house phones in the national territory by dialing 119
Requirements for Foreigners:
List of countries and governments listed with the Benefit of Suppression of Visa for Non-Migrants (Tourists) with Ordinary Passports, according to the resolution N° 115, published on the Official Gazette N°38.653 on March 27th, 2007. Updated on July 27th, 2016, according to official communication 014/2016 from the office of Consular Relationships of the Chancellor.
Countries with permission to enter without visa
|Countries and Governments||Time of stay|
|ANDORRA||Up to 90 days.|
|ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ||Up to 90 days.|
|ARGENTINA ||Up to 90 days.|
|AUSTRALIA||Up to 90 days.|
|AUSTRIA||Up to 90 days.|
|BARBADOS||Up to 90 days.|
|BELARUS||Up to 90 days.|
|BELGIUM||Up to 90 days.|
|BELIZE||Up to 90 days.|
|BRAZIL||Up to 90 days.|
|BULGARIA||Up to 90 days.|
|CANADA||Up to 90 days.|
|CHILE||Up to 90 days.|
|COSTA RICA ||Up to 90 days.|
|CROATIA ||Up to 90 days.|
|CYPRUS||Up to 90 days.|
|CZECH REPUBLIC||Up to 90 days.|
|DENMARK||Up to 90 days.|
|DOMINICA||Up to 90 days.|
|ECUADOR||Up to 90 days.|
|ESTONIA ||Up to 90 days.|
|FINLAND||Up to 90 days.|
|FRANCE||Up to 90 days.|
|GERMANY||Up to 90 days.|
|GREAT BRITAIN||Up to 90 days.|
|GREECE||Up to 90 days.|
|GRENADA||Up to 90 days.|
|GUATEMALA ||Up to 90 days.|
|HONG KONG - (RAE)||Up to 90 days.|
|HUNGARY||Up to 90 days.|
|ICELAND||Up to 90 days.|
|IRAN||Up to 90 days.|
|IRELAND||Up to 90 days.|
|ITALY||Up to 90 days.|
|JAMAICA||Up to 90 days.|
|JAPAN ||Up to 90 days.|
|LATVIA||Up to 90 days.|
|LIECHTENSTEIN ||Up to 90 days.|
|LITHUANIA||Up to 90 days.|
|LUXEMBOURG||Up to 90 days.|
|MALAYSIA||Up to 90 days.|
|MALTA||Up to 90 days.|
|MEXICO||Up to 90 days.|
|MONACO||Up to 90 days.|
|NETHERLANDS||Up to 90 days.|
|NETHERLANDS ANTILLES||Up to 90 days.|
|NEW ZEALAND||Up to 90 days.|
|NORWAY||Up to 90 days.|
|PALESTINE||Up to 90 days.|
|PANAMA||Up to 90 days.|
|PARAGUAY||Up to 90 days.|
|PERU||Up to 90 days.|
|POLAND||Up to 90 days.|
|PORTUGAL||Up to 90 days.|
|ROMANIA||Up to 90 days.|
|RUSSIA||Up to 90 days.|
|SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS ||Up to 90 days.|
|SAINT LUCIA ||Up to 90 days.|
|SAN MARINO ||Up to 90 days.|
|SAN VICENTE AND THE GRENADINES||Up to 90 days.|
|SLOVAKIA||Up to 90 days.|
|SLOVENIA ||Up to 90 days.|
|SOUTH AFRICA||Up to 90 days.|
|SOUTH KOREA||Up to 90 days.|
|SPAIN||Up to 90 days.|
|SWEDEN||Up to 90 days.|
|SWITZERLAND||Up to 90 days.|
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ||Up to 90 days.|
|TURKEY||Up to 90 days.|
|URUGUAY||Up to 90 days.|
Note: The citizens of the countries that are NOT in this list, require Visa to enter Venezuelan territory.
Up to a year. Multiple entries, and multiple entries for up to 90 consecutive days. This is renewable for an equal lapse according to the Ministry of Popular Power for Interior Relationships and Justice of Venezuela.
For up to seventy-two (72) consecutive hours, with only one entry. Unless the ticket indicates that the return trip requires another visit to the South American nation, in which case the ticket-holder is allowed to enter the territory twice, with the same limitation of time.
Divided in Business, investment, industrial entrepreneur, venezuelan family, domestic employee, rental, student, religious nature, family bonds, reenter and laboral. To get this particular kind of visa, the citizen needs to present the documentation that corroborates the requirement, and the enabling of this visa corresponds to the necessary institutions, which often are the Consular offices, or Embassies of Venezuela.
Every foreign citizen that wishes to touch Venezuelan soil requires a valid passport with a minimum validity of six (06) months. This is acquired with the correspondent entities of its country of origin, and if necessary, it needs to have the visa for the land, which are conceded through the Consular offices, or Embassies of Venezuela.
Offices for International and National Tourists in Barquisimeto
Migration Offices of Barquisimeto:
International Airport “General Jacinto Lara
Av. Vicente Gil, end of Av. La Salle.
Office of Citizen and Tourist Assistance.
Building of Corporation of Tourism for Lara (CORTULARA)
19th Avenue between 24th and 25th streets. Barquisimeto – Lara
Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
Translation: This is an environment 100% free of tobacco smoke. Resolution N°030: Prohibition of smoking on internal areas of public spaces, workplaces and recreation areas.
Link: Indoor-smoking prohibition (In Spanish)
Organic Law for Drugs:
In Venezuelan Territory, the consumption and selling of stupefacient products is illegal. Source: Laws against drug use (In Spanish)
Laws for the Disarmament and Gun and Ammo Control doesn’t limit the weapon carrying, however, it regulates the use and carry of said items, according to an established set of laws.
Events and Regional Celebrations
|Date / Week||Place||Event|
|January 14th||Barquisimeto||Procession of the Divina Pastora.|
|January 20th||Quibor||Virgin of Altagracia “La Caimana”.|
|February 27th and 28th||National Territory||Carnival.|
|May||Cabudare||Artisan’s fair of Agua Viva.|
|September 4th||Municipality of Urdaneta, Siquisique, Aguada Grande, San Miguel||Turas Dance|
|September 14th||Barquisimeto||Anniversary of Barquisimeto.|
|September 14th (whole week)||Barquisimeto||Barquisimeto Fairs.|
|Second week of November||Barquisimeto||Barquisimeto Cinema Festival.|
|December 28th||Sanare||Party of the Zaragoza.|
You can get to Barquisimeto by land or by air, touching down at the International Airport “Jacinto Lara”.
If you are traveling from Caracas:
|Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela|
368 km. 4h 17 min approximately.
|1.||Head to the southeast into Av. Nueva Granada through Av. Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi.||0,8 km|
|2.||Go right at the Y-intersection and go through the Valle-Coche Highway / Troncal 9 / Roadway 9||3,1 km|
|3.||Keep on going by the Roadway 1.||148 km|
|4.||Keep your right in the Y-intersection to head into the Bárbula-Guacara/V-1 highway||16,9 km|
|5.||Go on through the Valencia – Puerto Cabello highway / Highway 1. (Tollbooths along the road)||32,1 km|
|6.||Take the exit towards the Morón Highway / Valencia – Puerto Cabello Highway.||0,5 km|
|7.||Keep on the Morón Highway / Valencia – Puerto Cabello Highway.||5,0 km|
|8.||Keep your right to stay on the Morón Highway / Valencia – Puerto Cabello Highway.||2,6 km|
|9.||Go on through the Highway 3.||2,0 km|
|10.||At the roundabout, take the second exit.||1,1 km|
|11.||Go on through the Cimarrón-Andresote Regional Highway.||131 km|
|12.||Keep on the Cimarrón-Andresote Regional Highway.||7,6 km|
|13.||Take the exit towards the North Bypass Highway / Panamerican High Road.||0,7 km|
|14.||Go on through the North Bypass Highway / Panamerican High Road.||9,8 km|
|15.||Take the exit towards the Barquisimeto – El Cují Intercommunal Avenue.||0,6 km|
|16.||Keep on left.||2,5 km|
|17.||Turn slightly right towards the Libertador Avenue.||0,3 km|
|18.||Turn right towards Libertador Avenue.||82 m|
|19.||Turn left towards Libertador Avenue.||35 m|
|20.||Turn right again towards Libertador Avenue.||3,5 km|
|21.||Turn left towards 54th Street.||0,6 km|
|22.||Now, turn right. (Your destination is to the left).||0,2 km|
Barquisimeto 3001, Lara, Venezuela
If you’re coming from Valencia
Distance Valencia – Barquisimeto: 188 km
Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela
214 km. 2h 35 min approximately.
|1.||Go west.||0,4 km|
|2.||Turn right towards 74A Street.||5 m|
|3.||Take the left branch towards the Highway 5.||3,1 km|
|4.||Get on the East Highway / Highway 1.||10,0 km|
|5.||Take the left branch towards the Valencia – Puerto Cabello Highway / Highway 1.||0,2 km|
|6.||Keep on left and turn to the Valencia – Puerto Cabello Highway / Highway 1.
Toll booths along the way.
|7.||Take the exit towards the Morón Highway / Highway 1.||0,5 km|
|8.||Go on through the Morón Highway / Highway 1||5,0 km|
|9.||Keep on right to stay at the Morón Highway / Highway 1.||2,6 km|
|10.||Keep on the Highway 3.||2,0 km|
|11.||At the roundabout, take the second exit.||1,1 km|
|12.||Go on through the Cimarrón-Andresote Regional Highway.||131 km|
|13.||Stay on the Cimarrón-Andresote Regional Highway.||7,6 km|
|14.||Take the exit towards the North Bypass Highway / Panamerican High Road.||0,7 km|
|15.||Go on through the North Bypass Highway / Panamerican High Road.||9,8 km|
|16.||Take the exit towards the Barquisimeto – El Cují Intercommunal Avenue.||0,6 km|
|17.||Keep left.||2,5 km|
|18.||Turn slightly right towards the Libertador Avenue.||0,3 km|
|19.||Turn right towards Libertador Avenue.||82 m|
|20.||Turn left towards Libertador Avenue.||35 m|
|21.||Turn right again towards Libertador Avenue.||3,5 km|
|22.||Turn left towards the 54th Street.||0,6 km|
Your destination is to the left.
Barquisimeto 3001, Lara, Venezuela
If you’re traveling from Maracaibo:
|Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela|
339 km. 4h 46 min aproximadamente
|1.||Go south.||0,6 km|
|2.||Turn left.||4,5 km|
|3.||Turn right towards Roundabout #3.||4,0 km|
|4.||Turn left towards 96J Street.||35 m|
|5.||Turn right.||0,3 km|
|6.||Turn left.||12,4 km|
|7.||Go on through the Gral. Rafael Urdaneta Bridge.||8,0 km|
|8.||Take the exit towards the Pedro Lucas Urribarrí Avenue.||4,1 km|
|9.||Turn left towards Perozo Alley.||0,5 km|
|10.||Turn right.||1,2 km|
|11.||Turn left.||2,9 km|
|12.||Go into the Lara – Zulia Highway / 17th High Road.||212 km|
|13.||Go into the Panamerican High Road / High Road 1.||79,2 km|
|14.||Go on through the Florencio Jiménez Avenue.||7,7 km|
|15.||Go on through the Libertador Avenue.||0,3 km|
|16.||Turn right.||85 m|
|17.||Turn right, again.||0,3 km|
|18.||Turn left.||0,2 km|
|19.||Turn left at the first street intersection at the 56th. Street.
Your destination is to the right.
Barquisimeto 3001, Lara, Venezuela
Barquisimeto Passengers Terminal:
|Business Name||CI||Local Number||Phone Number|
|East Union - Drivers Civil Association||42||54||0251-4457975
|Táchira - Mérida Cooperative Association||24||21||0251-4464305|
|1ro. de Octubre Line||41||0251-4459343|
Other bus systems outside the terminal
Aeroexpresos Ejecutivos C.A., a company dedicated to the transportation of people throughout the national territory.
German Garmendia Av., Las Trinitarias Urb., Barquisimeto
Barquisimeto, 20th Av., Ayacucho.
Jacinto Lara International Airport, Barquisimeto
Address: End of La Salle Av., with Vicente Landaeta Gil Av., Barquisimeto, Lara.
Phone Number: (+58) 0251–443 26 99
Means of Transport in Barquisimeto:
- Carro por puesto (a single car with several passengers and several stops)
- Transbarca: Simón Bolívar Central Station. (here you can buy the card for the payment of the fee)
Taxi service lines in Barquisimeto:
|Rate||Name / Line||Schedule||Phone Number|
|Bracamonte del este||Day turn||(0251) 254.2575|
|Linea de Taxi Mercabar||Day turn||(0251) 269.2053|
|Freddy Cáceres||Office Hours||(424) 513.2052|
|Sr Humberto||Office Hours||(414) 521.2742|
|Cesar Taxi||Office Hours||(416) 657.4142|
|José Taxi||Nocturne Turn||414)504.5733|
|Nene taxi||Nocturne Turn||(414) 536.9699|
|Dioni Escalona||Per appointment||(412)772.1938|
|Lucio Almendras||Per appointment||(424) 549.1202 / (0414) 954.0722|
|Cesar taxi nuevo||Per appointment||(424) 557.0093|
|Elio taxi||Per appointment||(424) 514.9743|
|Taxi tour||Day turn||(251)26111068|
|Obelisco SC||Day turn||(0251) 237.1481|
|Línea de taxis Santa Elena||Day turn||(0251)253.6523|
|Linea de taxis los cardones||Day turn||(0251)253.5612 (0251)255.1810|
|Línea el recreo||Day turn||(0251)445.9085|
|Línea aeropuerto express||Day turn||(0251)808.4327 (0414)565.0532|
|Línea la estación||Day turn||(0251)251.7487|
|Las trinitarias||Day turn||(0251)254.9248|
|Taxi power||Day turn||(0251)255.2345|
|Taxi Maranatha||24 hours||(0251)717.8023 (0251)718.7944 (0251)266.9012|
|Taxi Team tour||Day turn||0251-2611068 / 0251-2629972|
|Taxi turístico del este||Day turn||0251-2520478 / 0416-6512264 / 0251-6117363|
|Línea taxi centro||Day turn||0251-2327256|
|Taxi Licali 42||Day turn||0251-4463575|
|Taxi el sisal||Day turn||0251-2664604|
|Taxi Holly Spirit||Day turn||0251-2320451|
|Taxi la salle||Day turn||0251-4414455|
|Taxi los leones||Day turn||0251-2325717|
|Taxi mundial||Day turn||0251-2517487|
|Taxi las colinas||Day turn||0251-2533854|
|Taxis tropical||Day turn||0251-2524114|
|Taxi Gaviota||Day turn||0251-2613933|
|Taxi Paseo||Day turn||0251-2554418|
|Nelson Maranatha||Nocturne Turn||4268543016|
|Mr Pastor||Nocturne Turn||0424-5072781|
|Taxi Milennium||Day Turn||0251- 2541058|
|Taxi Familia||Nocturnal Turn||0251- 2414600 / 0424- 5709448|
|Juan Taxi||Nocturne Turn||424-5837352|
|Miguel Taxi||Nocturne Turn||4140582063|
|Taxi Manuel||Travel, transport||0426-3529816|
Public Restrooms: You can find them at malls, public installations, tourist sites, etc. These are often located in areas with easy access.
- Food establishments sometimes offer the restroom services to consumers.
- There’s NO LAW that forces private establishments to offer their private restrooms to their consumers.
Tip payments are often included in the final bill, often ranging from 10% to 15% of the total. This, however, is not the only payment for the waiter that served you, as it’s customary leaving a cash tip to the employees.
Public locations with open WiFi networks are limited in this city. However, in private establishments like cafés, bars, and malls, WiFi services are often offered to the consumers.
Rainfall: Average precipitation : https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/VEXX0004:1:VE