Currency

Bolívar soberana (BsS)

Daily Costs

  • Budget lodging US$5
  • Dinner mains US$2
  • Salto Ángel three-day tour US$200

Money

Getting Cash in Brazil

If you've run out of money and don't want to take a hit by withdrawing money at the official exchange rate in Venezuela, there's a bank with an ATM across the Brazilian border before the bus station. You don't need to have your passport stamped if you're not going past the border town of Pacaraima, and you can then change Brazilian reals to Venezuelan bolívares on the black market in Santa Elena.