HELLO. my best friend is from Venezuela. she knows her country well. with all the crime and all. we would like to go to Margarita Island for a few days. How safe? I like casinos how far from the hotel area? how far is the nearest airpost and which one is it? I will be staying alone at one of the hotels. she is staying with family. so, again. i hear it is a wonderful island with hardly any crime? could you please answer my questions. oh, and what airlines goes there and the name of the airlines and airport. we're use to going to Caracass. but i hear this is way in a different direction.
I only speak english very little spanish
she is bi-lingual
Is it true that if you don't speak english the people in the hotel districts get an attitude with Americans. I was there in caracass several years ago and people were very nice. but we did have to be very careful.
do you have a casino ? how far is it? how far is the airport? clubs with salsa music?
Are there actual muggings in Isla Margarita, and if so, do they brandish weapons? DC
are phones such as iphones cheap in margarita??
Thengo que ir a Puerto Cabello, Carabobo de Santa Elena, y debido a la inseguridad personal en las carreteras y/o terminales de buses, necesitaria llegar a esa ciudad antes de las 5 de la tarde, cuales serian mis opciones? Por ejemplo, si tomo un bus de Santa Elena a Ciudad Bolivar o Puerto Ordaz, saliendo a las 7 de la noche, llegaria al dia siguiente temprano en la manana, pero creo que llegaria de noche a Puerto Cabello. Repito, el objetivo es llegar a PUERTO CABELLO-CARABOBO antes de oscurecer. Muchisimas gracias, ZC
Several years ago I was stung by a very large insect while traveling in Canaima Park. It nearly killed me. I think I could identify it from a photograph, but I can't find a photographic resource for all insects in that location.
Is satellite Internet and TV available on the peninsula of Macanoa ..
Plan on touring South America , is a Temporary vehicle Import permit (Carne de Passage) required and if so where do you obtain it ... Is it possible to obtain at the Colombian/Venezuelan border ?
how is plam beach hotel
Can anybody tell me if Isla Margarita's beaches are comparable to those on the Mayan Riviera and COsta Maya, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas??
I mean, is the sand really really white and the water turquoise???
Thanks a lot in advance for your help!!!
Me and my girlfriend are travelling to Isla Margarita in July. My old digital camera is worn out and I would like to buy a new one. Could you recommend waiting until I arrive on the island and buy it Sambil mall and how much is the discount? We have quite alot of tax on items in Denmark, so it proberly would be much cheaper to buy it here? Can anybody give some prices of amounts to save?
Perhaps even a website to a store in Isla Margarita?
Thanks alot in advance,
Hi. I will be traveling to Margarita from May 28 to June 4, 2010. Can anyone tell me the international departure tax in US$
I'm planing a trip to Venezuela between 25 March - 10 April 2010. I will arrive in Caracas and it's only me travelling. I'm still considering what options I have, but I'm most interested in spending time on the coast or on the ocean.
I would like to make a boat trip to some of the islands in the Caribic - maybe Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & Grenadines and Barbados. But going in the other direction to Los Roques, the dutch Antilles, Curacao and Aruba would be nice as well. Can you offer any kind of trip which combines any of these destinations?
I'm also interested in getting tips on Caracas (where to stay, what to do, where to eat, where to go out) and tips on the most interesting inland trips that can be made. I know of most of the big attractions like Angel falls, Orinoco, Jungle Trips, Isla Margharita and so on - but would like to hear about something interesting but not to touristy. I'm ok doing everything from backpacking in the jungle, staying at a spa hotel, driving a couch bus, clubing and eating all the good local food. I love nature, meeting new people, trying the local food and drinks and be able to swim and do sports outdoors.
I hope you have some tips for me. I have been in contact with a few tourist agencies, but it seems to be a problem that I'm travelling alone (for some reason) and the fact that I'm planing to use Venezuela as a starting point for a boatrip into the Caribic doesn't appear to be the standard approach. Your help is most appreciated! :)
I don't know if anyone can advise ? I have been looking for the opening times of Diverland which I believe is close to Porlamar and haven't been very successful.
We are visiting Isla Margarita as part of our cruise on Monday 11 th January 2010 , just for the day , and because we are rollercoaster enthusiasts wanted to ride the rollercoaster at Diverland. Please can anyone advise what times Diverland is open ?
Many thanks in advance for any help.
Hi all. We need to get from Caracas to Santa Elena de Uairén while arriving to Caracas airport early afternoon. We do not want to fly due to necessity to pay for tickets using terrible oficial exchange rate when booking and paying ahead.
1. An obvious option seems to be to take one of many night buses to Ciudad Bolivar and switch to a daily bus from there. Does anybody please know the schedule of daily buses from Ciudad Bolivar to Santa Elena de Uairén? The route should be served at least by Turgar Express and San Cristobal bus companies.
2. Another and seemingly easier option would be to take a direct bus from Caracas to Santa Elena de Uairén. Yet, the buses of companies known to me - Expresos Caribe, Expresos los Llanos, Expresos Occidente - seem to leavy too early for us to catch them on the day of our arrival. Does anybody please know if there are any direct buses from Caracas to Santa Elena de Uairén leaving in the evening after 18:00?
Thanks for help.
Versión en español (esta es una traducción automática del texto por encima de Inglés):
Hola a todos. Tenemos que llegar desde Caracas hasta Santa Elena de Uairén, mientras que llegar al aeropuerto de Caracas la tarde. No queremos volar debido a la necesidad de pagar los billetes utilizando terrible tipo de cambio oficial al reservar y pagar por delante.
1. Una opción obvia parece ser la de tomar uno de los autobuses nocturnos a muchos a Ciudad Bolívar y cambiar a un diario de autobús desde allí. ¿Alguien por favor saber el horario de autobuses a diario desde Ciudad Bolívar a Santa Elena de Uairén? La ruta debe ser cumplido por lo menos por Turgar Express y empresas de autobuses de San Cristóbal.
2. Otra opción y aparentemente más fácil sería coger un autobús directo desde Caracas hasta Santa Elena de Uairén. Sin embargo, los autobuses de las empresas que yo conozco - Expresos Caribe, Expresos los Llanos, Expresos Occidente - Leavy parecen demasiado pronto para que nos pongamos al día en el día de nuestra llegada. ¿Alguien por favor saber si hay autobuses directos desde Caracas hasta Santa Elena de Uairén salir por la noche después de las 18:00?
Gracias por ayudar.
Hi, I was just wondering if you did the Angel Falls tour from Ciudad Bolivar and if so could you recommend any tour companies to pre-book with or if its better to just book when you arrive?
is September a good time to visit Margarita??
Thanks for answer
where can i get to rent a car for a good price that not to expensive?
where can i get a apartment or hotel nice for a good costs on isla margirita?
what is the cost on bus or taxi to go around?
thank you all
Hi. Is there any budget accommodation now available in Paraitepuy under Roraima in Venezuela? We do not need anything fancy, just a place to spend night before our trek and store our excessive stuff brought for changeful travelling around Venezuela.
Also, does anybody have any e-mail contact in Paraitepuy (or at least San Francisco de Yuruani) where we could pre-negotiate transport to Paraitepuy and/or a guide for our trek? We would like to start our trek early to avoid heat on the savanna and shorten our accession to the mountain.
im organising a friends stag do 10 of us. im trying to find out the best place to party till the early hours and a nice hotel near by also when is the best time to go was thinking end of feb march time? please help
we are staying in Margarita from 28th Dec - 12th Jan. We've booked a package hol but we think we'd like to hire a car and have a looksee at our leisure.
Any info, if you know of any good hire companies, is it a good idea, any Must See's etc.
Any advise would be appreciated.
We are planning to go to Marquarita and La Coche in Venezuela. I have heard that these islands are really nice. We are backpacking and are curious about prices; accomodation and food/eating out. Does anyone have something to suggest on where to stay??
Can anyone please tell me if there is an ATM in Playa El Agua? If not do you know where the nearest one will be?
We are travelling to Margarita in March and can't wait. Can anyone tell me which countries we will be flying over to get there, a rough flight path? We wil be flying from London Gatwick and landing at Porlamar.
Also how much is food and drink out there?
hannah and ian
My wife and I am going to Isla Margarita in March this year. I have heard that the island is "Duty Free" so apparently it should be much cheaper to buy Digital Camera and Lenses on location instead of bringing the equipmewnt from Denmark. Does anybody have expierences with buying Foto Equipment on Margarita?
Thanks in advance for your answer.
Bst rgds Kangaroo.
hi there! I'll be heading to venezuela in the coming weeks, and am a little worried about the travel advisory regarding crime and weakened safety for tourists, specifically for Margarita Island. Could anyone local to the area, or recent travellers, tell me what the current situation is like and whether they would recommend travel?
Thanks so much for your time!
I arrive on a cruise ship at 8am on friday 28th dec, cruise ship departs at 6pm that evening. I want to fly over angel falls that day.Is it possible.
We missed out on the trip to Angel Falls in February but are returning to the island in January and I remember reading something about a day trip over to see them. Anyone that can share some insight on this trip would be appreciated. I seem to remember seeing a cost of @140 USD p.p.
Myself, my husband and two male friends are staying on Isla margarita over christmas and the new year (2007 - 2008)
I would like some information on what festivities will be taking place, and how the people celebrate the new year. i have heard there are some casinos, are any of theses "james bond" dress type code?? Would they be open NYE.
Hi: does anyone know if there are Universities on Margarita Island, and can anyone be kind enough to say a little about them . someone wants to spend some time finishing her Spanish studies on that Island, but she has two kids that are first year University students. thanks so much