Travel Blogs from Margarita Island
'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 ...
know if it keeps underemployed sailmakers in business or they just recycle them
from decommissioned boats?!
Pleasant beach but nothing to write a blog about!
While waiting for a taxi back, got a lift from Almando, a
friendly parejo salesman and parttime guide, to Playa la Galera, a lovely
protected crescent of sand really good for swimming as no waves. Nabbed another
palm tree ...
Had to keep the lovely big window shut for security reasons
so the small bathroom window (with sea views from the shower) didn’t let in
enough cool air for me not to have to bung on the a/c all night – my eyes are
suffering for it now.
Got up early and wandered along the beach to the centre on a
hunt for good coffee – the place next door to the pizza joint came up trumps –
a good ...
... 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 Hotel Colibri Margarita Island
Other places to stay in Margarita Island
Avenida 31 de Julio, Playa el Agua | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Playas Puerto Viejo y Puerto Cruz, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- 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
El Tirano, Margarita Island | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- A Week Of Hell!!!
- Look elsewhere
- Pueblo Caribe at El Tirano beach - Do not waste your money
Avenida Bolivar , Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $69
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
ProlongaciÃ³n Playa El Agua, calle GomÃ©z, 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