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Travel Blogs from Margarita Island
... 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
... 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 ...
... the late (after dark) arrival time and the fact I had no local currency had pre-booked the accommodation & taxi from airport. It soon became apparent, given current exchange rates, what a rip off the $10 taxi ride had been, but in the end it was a good job I had played it safe.
Despite knowing my arrival time and his insisting that, as he lived on premises, he was always there, he had gone to the bar and got totally rat *****. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hippocampus Margarita Island
Other places to stay in Margarita Island
Avenida 31 de Julio, Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $119
Playas Puerto Viejo y Puerto Cruz, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $177
- E for Effort
- Vacation - January 5th - 12th
- Thumbs Up Hesperia
Sector Apostadero , Pampatar | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Via Altagracia, Margarita Island | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- A+ Staff, Wonderful vacation
- Not all it was cracked up to be,
- Clean and friendly
Avenida Santiago Marino , Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $167
Calle Los Uveros, Porlamar | 2 star hotelfrom $54
Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Calle Campos between Marcano and Cedeno Street, Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $54
Los Pinos Street, Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Calle Miragua, Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $61
El Yaque | 3 star hotelfrom $107
El Tirano, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $73
- A Week Of Hell!!!
- Look elsewhere
- Pueblo Caribe at El Tirano beach - Do not waste your money
Avenida Bolivar , Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $35
Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $34
Av Jovito Villalba con entrada San Lorenzo. Porlamar, Porlamar | Hotelfrom $160
Calle el Fuerte, Juan Griego | 3 star hotelfrom $33
ProlongaciÃ³n Playa El Agua, calle GomÃ©z, Margarita Island | 3 star hotelfrom $29
Playa La Punta 6301 Isla De Coche, Margarita Island | Hotelfrom $311
Calle Carabobo no. 57, La Guardia | Hotelfrom $22
Calle Principal, Las Colinas, El Yaque | 3 star hotelfrom $41