If buses to Ciudad Guayana are available I suspect you would need to go to Puerto La Cruz first to find them. Puerto la Cruz can be reached from Margartia by ferry.
Several years ago I flew to Puerto Ordaz (western portiont of Ciudad Guayana) from Porlamar. I purchased the ticket locally in Porlamar using bolivars that I got from the black market at a cost of about $100us.
The most convenient and fastest mode of transport from Margarita to Santa Cuidad Guyana would be to fly.
There are flights from the island to Ciudad Bolivar and Puerto Ordaz. I beleive you must go through Caracas to get a flight to Ciudad Guayana.
You can also take the bus but this means taking the ferry first to either Cumaná or Puerto la Cruz and this will make for a really long day of travel (if you can do it in one day!!)
With the exchange rate in your favor it makes the flights quite affordable.
Depending on the time of day you arrive from Toronto it may not be possible to make the connection to get a flight and would require an overnight on Margarita.
In this case your best bet for a hotel or guesthouse is in Playa el Yaque which is very close to the airport.
Altho a bus trip to Ciudad Guyana could very well necesitate an overnight somewhere.
The ferry to Puerto la Cruz is about a 31/2-5 hour trip and the ferry to Cumaná is about 3-4 hours but both normally necesitate a long wait for the ferry to leave.
Your best bet is to fly.
Thanks to you both. It looks like flying will be the best bet. I'm still way ahead of the price for a regular flight through Caracas. Its amazing the help you can get on this site!
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