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I knew as soon as I saw the website for the school on Margarita Island it was the place for me! Despite the political unrest and the recession here in Venezuela my purpose is still clear and the possibilities are endless....at the very least I can obtain online students who will pay me in US dollars that can be exchanged at a rate of about 175 Venezuelan Bolivars ...
... called 'Peneros' to the sanctuary a marine ecosystem, which is very unusual. It was a perfect day, warm but not blazing sunshine, a comfortable heat. The little boat was surprisingly nifty going across the lagoon and slowed to a gentle pace to go down the canals, all the canals had names such as ………. Our boatman spoke no English but knew exactly where to find little treasures to share with us such as starfish ...
... walk on the beach
until pursued by some salesboy from a nearby establishment – don’t they realise
this sort of behaviour is only going to persuade me never to go!
Had a swim & found a convenient palm tree to dry off
under – Imagine these get snapped up pretty soon and then you have to fork out
for parasols or biminis, a strange concept I’ve not seen anywhere else ...
... 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
... being enough punters, that I would be
sad, so, as the beach here is probably as nice (though maybe more windy) as the
ones there, decided not to bother.
Checked out the not so supermarket that opens on a Monday –
didn’t even sell coffee!!!! But the beer was 3 for a dollar, so who cares about
The water was lovely and not too lumpy, despite the wind,
for swimming. Strolling from the hotel along the beach was more challenging as
Other places to stay in Margarita Island
Avenida 31 de Julio, Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Entre playas Puerto Viejo y Puerto Cruz, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $39
- E for Effort
- Vacation - January 5th - 12th
- Thumbs Up Hesperia
Sector Apostadero , Pampatar | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Via Altagracia, Margarita Island | 3 star hotelfrom $59
- A+ Staff, Wonderful vacation
- Not all it was cracked up to be,
- Clean and friendly
Avenida Santiago Marino , Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $156
Urb. Costa Azul-Calle Abancay, Porlamar | Hotelfrom $108
Calle Los Uveros, Porlamar | 2 star hotelfrom $56
Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $88
Playa La Punta Isla De Coche, Margarita Island | Hotelfrom $112
Calle Campos between Marcano and Cedeno Street, Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Los Pinos Street, Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Calle Miragua, Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $59
El Yaque | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Avenida Bolivar , Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Carretera Costanera, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- A Week Of Hell!!!
- Look elsewhere
- Pueblo Caribe at El Tirano beach - Do not waste your money
Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Av Jovito Villalba con entrada San Lorenzo. Porlamar, Porlamar | Hotelfrom $142
Calle el Fuerte, Juan Griego | 3 star hotelfrom $27
Prolongacion Playa El Agua, calle Gomez, Margarita Island | 3 star hotelfrom $88
Playa La Punta 6301 Isla De Coche, Margarita Island | Hotelfrom $96
Calle Carabobo no. 57, La Guardia | Hotelfrom $23
Calle Principal, Las Colinas, El Yaque | 3 star hotelfrom $54