Hotel Venetur Margarita
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'Age is just a number It's totally irrelevant unless of course you happen to be a bottle wine'
(J Collins) Margarita Venuzuela 5th February
My tour today is to an area called La Restinga which is a National Park.
115,000 acres of natural canals with a canopy of mangroves trees. A forest on water that is a haven for pelicans, white herons, cormorants, hawks and white Ibis.
We travelled in ...
Slept a bit better with the a/c on though had to switch off
in the middle of the night – the parrot and nearby cocks (or was it just the
parrot imitating some?) weren’t too disturbing.
Coffee’d up (strong but not good) got an early start to
playa El Caribe – nice, quiet and not too hot but no traffic so had to take a
cab – knocked him down 10 bolivares to 20! Had ...
... for just 20!
Picked up a fish empanada on the way back for breakfast too
so well set up for the day’s travels.
This turned out to be far easier (can rarely say that!) than
anticipated - the hotel staff were of
limited use – one guy said as he drove everywhere he didn’t know and the
cleaning ladies knew little more – the book offers no advice either – to get to
By 8am had my money changed and my new room sorted – El
Yaque Motion is a bit of a walk but worth it for proximity to the sea, helpful
owner & staff, cleanliness, value (bsf500) and facilities – a bedside light
and some hammocks would be nice but that’s just being picky!
Then off for an all you can eat buffet breakfast at Sharks
to set me up for the day. Spoke to the ticket sellers about the day trip to el
Coche but they were not hopeful ...
Sunday is probably not the best day to travel especially on public transport, but given the rip off the local taxis are to the airport, just had to make sure I left in time. Flagging one down to get to the bus station and then finding the correct maxi taxi to the junction near the airport went fine. The problem is always the route taxis, identifying one in the first place – I just wave at any car and hope the ones in business stop, not ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool