Isla de Margarita Journals

Weekend in Isla de Margarita

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A travel journal to Isla de Margarita by Jodeci527

Hotel Patrick Photo, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela More Photos
Quote: While living in Trinidad, I took a 20 minute flight over to Venezuela, and felt like I had arrived in a totally different world. This is a recap of my travels.

Tips For Visiting Margarita Island

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Flag of Venezuela Photo, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
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If you're interested in staying at a low budget accommodation 'Posada', I advise you to book in advance. The cheaper rooms tend to sell out beforehand, probably due to the small number of budget rooms on the island. Margarita Island is a popular tourist destination, and is mostly dominated by large scale resorts.I recommend visitors to not only print out the directions to their hotel, but also the telephone number for the establishment. Our taxi driver wasn't too aware of the location of our hotel, and after arriving in the general vicinity, he had to call the owner to get better directions. Thankfully, I had called the owner the day before, so the number was still stored in my recent call...Read More

Diverland

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Attraction | "Endless Fun in Diverland!"

Diverland Photo, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
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On arriving on Margarita Island, the most awaited part of my planned vacation was the trip to Diverland. Diverland gets its name from a mix of Spanish and English words: 'Diver' from Diversion (fun in Spanish) and 'Land' in English which basically translates to Funland. I found the name to be fitting, as my friends and I had a marvellous time at the amusement park.Getting there as tourists was a bit on the expensive side, as we had to hire a cab to and from the park. The taxi charged 100 Bolivares each way, but the since the ride was at least 40 minutes, travelling in airconditioned comfort made the price easier to swallow. It is possible to travel to the park by means of public tran...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2013

Diverland
Avenida Bolívar
Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

A Charming Seaside Town

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View of the harbour from my park bench Photo, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
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Juan Griego is a small harbour side city on the Northern side of Margarita Island. During my short stay there, it was very easy to fall in love with the old world charm which encompasses the entire neighbourhood. It's one of those places on this planet where you'd swear simply morphed out of a history book into our present day and age.The most noticeable feature of Juan Griego is the harbour itself. The small cove is home to countless small wooden fishing boats, docked while awaiting their return to the Caribbean Sea. The water in the harbour is very clear and of a light blue colour, due to being sheltered by a mountain range to the West and cliffs to the East. The subsequent a...Read More

Fortin La Galera

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Attraction | "Sunset From A Spanish Fort"

Fortin La Galera Photo, Venezuela, South America
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Overlooking the picturesque harbour along the coastline of Juan Greigo, is a small Spanish fort nestled on a hill. Fortin de la Galera, or Galley's Fort as it's known in English, is a historic site which was built in 1811 and stood the test of the Matasiete battle. It attracts thousands of visitors each year, both locals and tourists alike. Since I was staying at an inn nearby, I decided to take the walk up the hill to the fort, as opposed to hiring a taxi. The sun was warm but the soft coastal breeze tempered the heat as I slowly made my way up the ever increasing incline. The surrounding area was well taken care of, and many flowers proudly showed off their blossoms, tempting me to take ...Read More

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Fortin La Galera
Juan Greigo
Venezuela, South America

Hotel Patrick

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Hotel | "Home Away From Home"

Hotel Patrick Photo, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
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Hotel Patrick is a marvelous small scale inn on the Caribbean coastline of the Venezeulan island of Margarita. I booked this place mainly due to the large number of positive reviews that were reported all over the internet, so I already had a good idea of what to expect before I arrived. The booking price was very decent at $27 US for a double room. After getting a taxi from the airport, my friends and I gave the address to the driver and we were on our way. The drive from the airport to the inn took approximately 40 minutes, but we unable to enjoy the scenery since it was after dark. When we arrived, the first thing that grabbed my attention was the crashing sound of waves on a nearby sho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2013

Hotel Patrick
Calle El Fuerte
Juan Griego, Isla de Margarita 6309