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Sorry for long delay. I wrote a really long entry the other day but then my computer crashed ams I got really annoyed so went for a swim in the sea instead! I have had a fantastic week in Margarita I found a wonderful hotel in the north of the island (www.hotelcostalinda.com) I think that is correct. the beach is 4km of white sand and amazing …
... It seemed rude not to as Margarita is so named for its pearls and has been described as the jewel of the Caribbean. Mind you I think all the islands are claiming that title.
Erica our guide was very informative about the history of the island and pointed out the profile of the mountain which she said looked like the Indian Chief who once ruled the island. She also pointed out two smaller islands which resembled a ...
... hot walk back.
Research on the ferry website reveals I am unable to get a
boat to Cumana, my preferred destination, until Sunday – thought it was low
season here but apparently not until the end of the month and this place was
certainly packed with local tourists for this evening’s paseo.
Had to head to the bus station to check out the options
before the damp squib of a sunset!
... only a 10-15min walk.
It’s in a good location, 10 seconds to the sea and the
upstairs walkway to the rooms has sea views. The genial host sorted a 400bsf
room for me and while I was waiting, did a reccie around town looking for
useful landmarks to get my bearings i.e. the nearest cheap beer shop – you do
have to shop around otherwise you’re paying 15bsf for ***** lite beer when you
could be ...
... beach bordering the lagoon was dirty & glass strewn, then
there were several more baylets to cross, each with its own challenges, be they
being built up to the waters edge, guarded by vicious dogs, with mucky creeks
to cross or weed strewn with pockets of very soft (but not quite quick!) sand.
The beach proper though was well maintained, the water reasonably clear, with
even a few fish visible when swimming!
Enjoyed sampling a couple of the local beers ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking