"Margarita Island" Isla Margarita by Bwana_Brown
Isla Margarita Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 198 photos
Venezuela beckoned as a winter getaway spot in March, 1997, as another Canadian winter dragged on forever! We were originally planning to go to Mexico (finally made it there 6 years later!) as our first visit to the Caribbean area but came across a deal on Margarita Island, off the north coast of Venezuela, that better suited our needs. Altogether, we had a great time at our "low end" resort, the Margarita International, in the city of Porlamar. Although we had been all over the world at the time, it was our first "winter" vacation along the lines that many North Americans take - and it was nice to sit under the palm trees for a while as the blizzards blew at home! Photo of me sitting pool-side at the resort. In the background is the water volleyball net with a few of the guests having a go at the game. The resort was small enough that you could get to know the other people there and it was almost like a family thing towards the end! It was great to jump in the pool for a few games of volleyball as people just alternated between some sports and some pool-side relaxation all day long!! (September, 2008 - Note: there are two 'Isla Margarita' locations in Venezuela and I originally had this page located in the wrong one - on the mainland instead of in the Caribbean Sea! I have just moved this page to the correct province of Venezuela)
Because of our gradual distaste of the 'all-inclusive' diet at the resort, we later on wished we had taken some peanut... more travel advice
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