Stauffer Hotel Margarita
Travel Blogs from Porlamar
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 ...
... told the story of how the Chief fell in love with an Indian girl and named the mountains after her bosom. Titty mountains!!!
We then went to an aquarium where we saw seahorses and trumpet fish and the dangerous lion fish that is apparently a dangerous poisonous fish, an interloper to these waters. There was also a ‘Nurse Shark’ and some turtles but I felt the pools they were kept in were really too small for ...
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 ...
... 8211; the place
was heaving! Unfortunately this attracts the touts and their sickening patter
and tone really winds me up – they won’ take “no” for an answer and it just
ruins the atmosphere and my enjoyment.
Splashed out $4 on a good healthy fish dinner, seeing all
the fishing boats in the bay and the adjacent fish market reassures you it’s
likely to be good and fresh.
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 ...
Other places to stay in Porlamar
Avenida Santiago Marino , Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $156
1561 Route 17B, White Lake | Hotelfrom $108
Calle Los Uveros, Porlamar | 2 star hotelfrom $56
Calle Campos between Marcano and Cedeno Street, Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $83
Los Pinos Street, Porlamar | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Avenida Bolivar , Porlamar | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Av Jovito Villalba con entrada San Lorenzo. Porlamar, Porlamar | Hotelfrom $142
Avenida Raul Leoni, Porlamar | Hotelfrom $73