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The indian face - Isla Margarita

The indian face

the Indian story

Favorite thing: To give you the story of a particular mountain, is that of the one that looks like a face. You can see it realy clear when you are visiting the mangroves (see other tip)

Locals telling the story of an old Indian that resurrect in that mountain protecting this island from major disasters. During history few earthquakes in the area made no damage on the island at all, in contradiction to other islands, even this place is near hurricane territory but it never got hit as they all diverted (that is what the story tells, I am not a meteorologist ;-) … this is all the work of that Indian which looks after the island. (see if you can find him)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 1, 2006
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Getting a henna tatoo on the beach - Isla Margarita

Getting a henna tatoo on the beach

Beach vendors

Favorite thing: Know that when you are on the beach, lots of vendors will cross it to sell you stuff! However in contradiction of some places, these where very friendly and if you said "NO" once, they will not ask you twice.
Know also that these people are living in poverty and this is there way of making money, sometimes the things they make or do are indeed nice and worth buying... a henna tatoo for instance.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 1, 2006
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offroad? no sir, I wouldnt dare :) - Isla Margarita

offroad? no sir, I wouldnt dare :)

Rent a Car

Favorite thing: There is nothing nicer then driving with a car tru the island. You can go where nobody has gone before ;)
If you want to go out for dinner at the evening or watch the sunset on a beach alone...

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 17, 2003
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do I bring US $ or Euro's to Isla Magarita - Isla Margarita
do I bring US $ or Euro's to Isla Magarita

Favorite thing: No! if your from Europe, don't change your travel money to dollars! In all exchange offices they accept euro's!
My seccond time to the island, I extract the day of my departure some money (euros) and at the airport in Isla i changed it to Bolivars! You dont lose the exchange-"cost" in dollars at home AND afteral you get more money from euros than dollar!?

Fondest memory: The only exchange office i advize is in the airport, you'll get more money than form exchange offices in the street and you'll know you are save ;)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2003
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covered market - Isla Margarita

covered market

Money

Favorite thing: Even the official currency is very weak, you can pay wit US $! But, I advise you to change your dollars into Bolivars because you'll pay upto 25% more in US $ ...

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 31, 2003
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