The monetary unit of Venezuela is the Bolivar Fuerte, popularly known as bowling and abbreviated as "B". The Venezuelan national currency comes in various denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 bolivars. There are coins of 1, 0.50 and Bolivar. Many of the taxis, small shops and restaurants are reluctant (and sometimes not) to change some denominations bills,precaution keeps money between 50 and 5 Bolívares always to cancel transportation, meals or other incidentals.
Currency and Exchange Rates - When examined, the official exchange rate is around 2 Bs per dollar EE.UU.Si While the black market exchange rate is different from the official rate, the exchange rate Unofficial is between 4 and 45 Bs per dollar. The most common swap dollars for bolivars place is in the black market, ideally his arrival in the country you can make changes to the Bolivar currency in exchange offices located at the Simon Bolivar International Airport. Although this is technically illegal, be careful when making such changes,sure to ask if the travel agencies located at the airport currency exchanges can be made and that these are favorable to you and not have missed that minimize your money and that affects your budget to spend during their stay in the country.
Prices in this guide are listed in the official exchange rate. Most restaurants, travel agencies, sightseeing. have their prices in Bolivar. Moreover,many hotel prices, particularly in high-end hotels and excursions and car hire, are offered in U.S. dollars or euros in some cases.
Many banks do not exchange currency tourists, and those that do often have a cumbersome and unpleasant process. However, there are currency exchange offices in most major cities and tourist destinations,and 24-hour bureaux de change in airports and national Maiquetia Simon Bolivar International. All credit card purchases and ATM withdrawals are charged at the official rate.