Playa Caribe – Juan Griego

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

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

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

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

Town of Juan Griego

April 27th, 2009

Juan Griego is the second largest town on Isla Margarita. We visited Juan Griego during a taxi driver tour of the island. A nice white sand beach named “Playa Caribe” is located in Juan Griego. For more, click on the link or image below.

Town of Juan Griego Pictures & Video

Hesperia Hotel & Beach Resort

April 27th, 2009

Hesperia is one of the few luxury resort hotels on Margarita Island. We saw the grounds from far up on a hill top during our taxi driver tour of the island. Hesperia features tennis courts, a private beach, several pools, a golf course and several restaurants. For more, click on the link or image below.

Hesperia Hotel & Beach Resort Pictures & Info

Castillo San Carlos De Borromeo

April 26th, 2009

The Castillo San Carlos De Borromeo is located in the city of Pampatar on Isla Margarita. The fort or “castle” was constructed almost entirely of hard coral from the Caribbean Sea. We visited it briefly during our taxi driver guided tour of the island. For more, click on the picture or link below.

Castillo San Carlos De Borromeo Pictures

Castillo San Carlos De Borromeo - Isla Margarita

Los Frailes Snorkeling Tour

April 26th, 2009

I took my Canon SD700 IS and its underwater caes with me on this Los Frailes snorkeling tour. The visbility in Caribbean Sea was pretty decent and I got some nice shots of coral and tropical fish. The best part was when the boat captain tossed leftover chicken pieces into the water. For more, click on the link or thumbnail below.

Los Frailes Islands Snorkeling Tour Pictures & Video

Los Frailes Islands

April 26th, 2009

Another highlight of our trip to Isla Margarita was the snorkeling tour we went on with Marcos Tours. The tour departed from Playa El Tirano to the Los Frailes Islands. On the Islas Los Frailes, we were served a great fresh fish lunch with grilled chicken. For more, click on the link or image below.

Los Frailes Islands Pictures & Visitor Info

Playa El Tirano

April 25th, 2009

Playa El Tirano is a small beach on the northeastern tip of Margarita Island that is near the fishing village of Manzanillo. Playa El Tirano is a popular departure point for snorkeling tours headed to Los Frailes Islands. For more, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Playa El Tirano Pictures – Isla Margarita