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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2014
Getting There  (2 Answers)

What's the best route to fly in from U.S? How difficult is getting by customs officers?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2014
electronics in margarita

how much is an iphone 4s in margarita?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2013
Looking for friends on ISLA MARGARITA

Hi All,
We are a french couple and we decided to move to Venezuela in the next few month.
We are speaking english, spanish, french.
We'll travel with a cat and a dog.
We're looking for contacts who can maybe help us. If you have information or if you know contacts about visa, plane tickets, rent a house, buy a car, tips & advices etc .... please feel free to contact me, I'll happy to give you more details about our new challenge.
Kind regards to all
Alex and Krys


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2012
Question in general  (6 Answers)

So would anyone say that Isla Margarita, Venuzuela is a better place overall to vacation than Cartagena, Columbia ? If so why? If no, why not? I haven't decided on which to vacation yet... Input would be greatly be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 16, 2011
Airfare from Margarita to Los Roques  (1 Answer)

Can I travel from Margarita to Los Roques by air or do i have to go through Carracas????????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2011
Looking for a beach with beautiful color. I have 4 questions  (2 Answers)

Are the beaches as pretty as Aruba and Los Roques?
Can you snorkel at Playa Augua or do you have to go somewhere else?
Is the ocean clear at Playa Augua?
What is considered the busy season?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2011
Isla margarita and videogames!  (1 Answer)

I am really excited to go there for buying some stuff but i am wondering,is there is any good videogame store over there? and in te Sambil mall, is there any videogame store in this mall?

thank you for your attention : )


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2010
Trip to Orinoco-Delta  (2 Answers)

Hi,
we are going to Margarita (Playa el Agua) this may.We want to do a trip (2-3 days) to orinoco-Delta, any tips for ,who to book with? Need a malaria inoculation (prophylactic), also a risk for yellow fever?
Also we look for horse riding in the near from Playa el Agua.
Is it easy to go for a trip of the Isla Margarita by bus ore better by taxi?Have a recommendation for a taxi-driver/taxi-agency?

Tanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2009
Getting to margarita!  (5 Answers)

I live in NYC and want to get to my families house in margarita!
I dont have the most money so i'm trying to get there cheap. . . . . .
seems like i heard that if you go from nyc to trinadad tobago it's not that expensive but how do you get to margarita from there?
I'm glad that im not alone in trying to find info on getting to margarita!
bartago


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2009
Curious  (2 Answers)

We'll go in vacation to Hotel Dunes in 2 weeks with a 2 year baby...do I find diapers in a close supermarket or other place close by???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2008
Diving  (6 Answers)

Hi,

We are going to Margarita this December for our honeymoon. I wondered if anyone would be able to help - we are hoping to go to Los Roques for a couple of nights and dive there - but I can't find any informaiton on flights from Porlemar to Los Roques, anyone help? We also want to dive from Margarita, perhaps Los Frailles or other local sights - can anyone reccommend a good dive school? We also want to do a trip to Angel Falls - any tips for who to book with? Finally - what is it like to drive on Margarita? Is it easy to hire a car - can they generally be hired anywhere or just through the airport?

Look forward to any help from anyone!! Thanks, Amy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2008
US prices  (3 Answers)

Hello,
Are prices posted in V Fuertes & US dollars? or will i have to figure it out. also does the sambil mall take credit cards?
thanks for any help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2008
Dunes Hotel Margarita Island  (2 Answers)

Hi
Hubby and I are flying out to Margarita on Sunday (our second Caribbean trip so know to expect a slightly lower standard than Europe perhaps!) However, we have heard such mixed reviews on the Dunes hotel that we are now totally unsure if it will be absolutely apalling or stunning! Has anyone been there recently - woul dlove to hear from you Many thanks LJ1


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2007
Christmas/New Years, 2007...Anyone going to be there?

This will my first trip to the Isle and would appreciate feedback on the party places, beaches, sights to see, etc. I will be there for a week and would enjoy a running buddy(ies). I will certainly most my findings for all to benefit from on my return.

Jim


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2007
Why this august there isn't any tourist in playa el agua?

Why this august there isn't any tourist in playa el agua? why in jennuary there was many tourist? what's had happened during the past month of the 2007? thank you for your indications.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2007
HOW TO GET TO ISLA  (5 Answers)

I'm planning a trip but I don't even know how to get there. Do i fly to venezuela or the actual island itself? If i fly to the island does anyone know of airlines because the popular delta lists no such location.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2007
New "off plan" Property

Hi,
Can anyone please recommend and give me contact details for a good property lawyer and a respectable and well established developer for Isla Margarita.
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2007
Can somebody help with some info  (1 Answer)

Hi,I'm going to isla margarita late april.I am form Latvia.I have never been on isla margarita,the only information I have is fRom internet.I am not sure wich area is the best to stay in.I plan to look for a vacation home over there,becousse i heard it's very cheap .if someboby can help me thank you so much [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2007
Do you have a Taxi phone number in Margarita?  (2 Answers)

I'm in Margarita Island now, and unfortunately the apartment we rented isn't in a good neighborhood. I need a number of a local taxi, so I can have them pick me up at my door, rather than trying to find one in the ghetto.

If you have any number of either a particular driver or a taxi company it would be most appreciated.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2007
Toronto CDA to Margarita AND Manchester UK to Margarita Group Rates...  (1 Answer)

I'm looking to book a group to go to Margarita Island in Feb/08. I just visited there this Feb and have about 30 people that would be going next year. The only game in town is Air Transat direct to Porlamar, and I'm being quoted1300 pp for the Palm Beach Hotel. I paid less than1000 (yes it was last minute), but there must be a way to get the cost down without waiting for last minute deals. It's for a wedding and I don't think the bride would be too cool to wait for those deals. HEHE

We also have guests coming from Manchester, so information on that would be great too. I was trying to find a direct flight from Manchester UK, but I guess they haven't been posted for next year.

Any suggestions welcome. Cheers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2007
La Galera holiday with two small children  (3 Answers)

Hi,
we are thinking of planning a two week holiday to isla Margarita with our two children (aged 2 and 3) next january. we have found a private villa in la Galera (Casa Karina) which looks lovely but can find very little info. about the area.
1) Does anyone know anything about La galera? I understand it's a fairly small fishing village close to Juan Griego but is the beach there OK? I've seen that jet skis are rented on it - obviously with 2 little ones we don't want to be constantly dodging them.
2) Is there any good snorkelling close to this area or do you have to take a trip out to the island Los frailes?
3) Is the water colder around Margarita thyan other Caribbean islands?
4) If we stay in la galera is it fairly easy to get to other parts of the island or are we putting oursleves out on a limb?
5) we are into snorkelling, watching fishermen working, quiet(ish) or local bars (as opposed to hotel entertainment) and my husband likes surfing. We also want a beach which is safe and easy with two toddlers.(Not many requirements then!!) if anyone has anywhere they can suggest other than la galera we'd be really grateful!
Thanks ever so much
Ros


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2007
nightlife isla margarita

hi everyboday
i am planning to go to isla margarita with a friend. any places you can recommend for nightlife? as we are two guys I don't want to end up in an isolated all-inclusive-place but somewhere near a town or city with nightclubs and bars. would that be in Porlamar?
thanks for any information you can provide!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2007
Climbing/bouldering in Isla de Margarita  (2 Answers)

Hello all fellow travellers,

Has anyone any information about rock climbing or bouldering in Isla de Margarita (or place where to ask)? I have found all kinds of other outdoor activities but there seems to be no reference to climbing. I can not believe that there is no such places on the island.

Thanks,
Touni


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2006
going to isla margarita 12/30...need some help

three guys from los angeles are heading over there. so far we cant find a place to stay so we might crash on the beach at playa el agua. if you have a place we could stay (of course we'll pay) then please email me. we'll be surfing and hanging out at the beach.

thanks
tom
[email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2006
Currency  (7 Answers)

Can anyone tell of any companies that sell bolivars online? I have heard that there are 'good' companies that give 'excellent' exchange rates but I'm unable to find any, despite searching for hours!

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2006
Quiet beach on Isla de Margarita  (2 Answers)

We are a couple from Poland (yes, long way). We have read a guide book on Venezuela and fallen in love with Isla de Margarita. Now we are looking for some quiet beaches your island to spend our honeymoon there. We like white sand, warm turquish water, beutiful nature and as little people as possible. Would you recommend something?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2006
Isla Flats near Playa el Agua, anyone been there?  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone

I am a Norwegian girl, who is going to Isla Margarita november/december 2006 for two weeks with my daughter, who is 2 years old. Is there anyone who has stayed in Isla Flats, who can give me any info on how their stay was? Also if you're going to travel to Isla Margarita in the same period as me, maybe it could be fun to have someone to meet up with...

I appreciate all answers!

Wenche


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2006
What about crime on Isla Margarita? Norwegian girl travelling alone with my daughter, 2 years old.  (2 Answers)

I am travelling alone with my daughter for 2 weeks to Isla Margarita in november/december, and was wondering if anyone who has been there could tell me a little bit about the crime there. What kind of crime is most common there, and is it safe enough for me and my daughter to travel around the island by ourselves? We are going to live in an apartment by Playa el Agua.
I appreciate all answers. Thank you.
Wenche


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2006
Places to stay

Hi everyone,

I'll be coming to Margarita in November on holiday and to see if perhaps it's a place I'd like to move to. Can anyone offer some recommendations on an "economical" place to stay in Playa el Agua for a couple of weeks, preferably very close to the beach?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2005
New 2 island  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone off 2 playa caribe never done south america what are the power points;whats the night life like?Any bars 2 check out.cheers Andy



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