Archive for April, 2009

Town of El Yaque

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

During our taxi driver guide tour of Isla Margarita, he took us to the town of El Yaque. This town is best known as a windsurfing and kite surfing attraction to many enthusiasts across the world. Many of the hotels have surfing themed names. For more, click on the link or image below.

Town of El Yaque Pictures & Visitor Info – Isla Margarita

Castillo De Santa Rosa

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The Castillo De Santa Rosa is a hill top fort or castle located near the town of La Asuncion on Isla Margarita. We visited the Santa Rosa fort during the Road Unlimited 4X4 Jeep Tour of Margarita Island. For more, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Castillo De Santa Rosa Pictures & Visitor Info

Sambil Margarita Mall

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

One of the largest shopping centers on Isla Margarita is the Sambil Mall. The Sambil Mall is located near the town of Pampatar just a few miles from Porlamar. For more, click on the link or thumbnail below.

Sambil Margarita Mall Pictures & Visitor Info

Isla Margarita Taxi Tour

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Another highlight of our trip to Margarita Island was a tour given by our usual taxi driver. The cost was about $10 an hour to have him drive us to just about every beach on Isla Margarita. It was a great way to experience the variety of sights on Margarita Island. To see all of the pictures and videos, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Isla Margarita Taxi Driver Guided Island Tour

Playa Zaragoza – Pedro Gonzalez

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Playa Zaragoza is a beach near the town of Pedro Gonzalez that is sometimes also referred to as “Playa Pedro Gonzalez”. Zaragoza beach is located just south of Playa Puerto Cruz. For more, click on the link or image below.

Playa Zaragoza Pictures & Visitor Info

Playa Guacuco

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Playa Guacuco is yet another great white sand beach on the eastern coast of Isla Margarita. It is located in between Playa Parguito and the town of Pampatar. This beach is named for the plentiful “guacucos” or almejas (clams) which can be found in the waters. For more, click on the link or thumbnail below.

Playa Guacuco Pictures & Visitor Info – Isla Margarita

Playa Caribe – Juan Griego

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Playa Caribe is a white sand beach located in Juan Griego, which is the second largest town on Isla Margarita. We visited it on a week day afternoon so there weren’t many people on the beach. For more, click on the link or image below.

Playa Caribe Pictures & Video – Isla Margarita

Morro Blanco Restaurant

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Restaurante Morro Blanco was our lunch stop on the Road Unlimited 4X4 Jeep Tour of Isla Margarita. The restaurant is located on the semi-arid Macanao Peninsula of the island located on the western side. At the Morro Blanco there was a few green iguanas, a macaw parrot and a capuchin monkey. For more, click on the link or image below.

Morro Blanco Restaurant – Macanao Peninsula

Mirador Puerto Constanza

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Mirador Puerto Constanza is a scenic look out point located on the northeastern tip of Isla Margarita in between Juan Griego and the town of Manzanillo. It offers a great view of the Caribbean Sea and the grass covered mountains of Margarita Island. For more, click on the link or image below.

Mirador Puerto Constanza Pictures

Playa Manzanillo Fishing Village

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Playa Manzanillo is a beach in a town of the same name located on the west side of the northeastern tip of Isla Margarita. We visited this beach early on a weekday morning during our taxi driver guided tour of Isla Margarita. If you help the fisherman bring in their nets, you’ll be rewarded with some fresh fish. For more, click on the link or image below.

Playa Manzanillo Pictures & Visitor Information