Instead of flying back to the Caracas (CCS) airport in Venezuela, we chose to go to Trinidad & Tobago. Our flight was from the Porlamar (PMV) airport on Isla Margarita to the Port of Spain (POS) airport on the island of Trinidad located to the east of Margarita. From there, we caught an American flight to Miami (MIA). For more, click on the link or image below.
When we flew out of the Porlamar (PMV) airport, I snapped some aerial photos of Margarita Island. For more, click on the link or image below.
Playa El Yaque is a great white sand beach located on the central southern coast of Margarita Island not too far from the airport. Most of the beach is dominated by windsurfers and kite surfers. There area also a good selection of bars, restaurants and a few clubs. Many of the accomodations and services cater to the water sports enthusiasts. For more, click on the picture or link below.
We were lucky enough to be on Isla Margarita during Venezuela’s Declaration of Independence Day. From our balcony on the 12th floor of the Bahia Del Sol condo building, we were able to see the fireworks display over the city of Porlamar. For more, click on the link or image below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.