Caribbean Tourism

Accommodations

Tucacas

Tucacas is a hot, busy, dirty and expensive town, with lots of new building in progress, where bananas and other fruit are loaded for Curaçao and Aruba.

Parque Nacional Morrocoy

The National Park of Morrocoy comprises hundreds of coral reefs, palm-studded islets, small cosy beaches and calm water for water-skiing, snorkelling, and skin-diving. The Park is reached from Tucacas in the S and Chichiriviche in the N. With appropriate footwear it is possible to walk between some of the islands. The largest, cleanest and most popular of...

Islas Los Testigos

Islas Los Testigos are the first islands approached by yachts coming from Grenada or Trinidad. No official clearance is given, the coastguard officer stands by VHF16 and can give temporary clearance, usually up to 48 hours. This is a protected area where spearfishing and scuba diving are forbidden. You can fish with a hand-line from a yacht or buy fish and...

Islas Los Roques

Islas Los Roques lie 150 km due N of Caracas; the atoll, of about 340 islets and reefs, constitutes one of Venezuela’s loveliest National Parks (225,153 ha). There are long stretches of white beaches and almost 20 km of coral reef with crystal-clear water ideal for snorkelling (best at the southern part of the archipelago) and diving. There are many bird...

Porlamar

Most of the hotels are at Porlamar, 20 kilometres from the airport and about 28 kilometres from Punta de Piedra, where most of the ferries dock. It has a magnificent cathedral. At Igualdad y Díaz is the Museo de Arte Francisco Narváez. The main, and most expensive, shopping area is Avenida Santiago Mariño; better bargains and a wider range of shops are to...

Isla de Margarita

Isla de Margarita is in fact one island whose two sections are tenuously linked by the 18 kilometres sandspit which separates the sea from the Restinga lagoon. At its largest, Margarita is about 32 kilometres from north to south and 67 kilometres from east to west. Most of its people live in the developed eastern part, which has some wooded areas and...

Accommodations - Los Roques

On Gran Roque AL Canto de la Ballena, on the seafront, T302420. Full board, excellent food, relaxed, fans, can pay with travellers’ cheques. AL pp Posada Bora La Mar, T02-2385408. 4 basic rooms, with bathroom and ceiling fan, run by María Agustí, good food. There are many other posadas, ranging from D per person to LL. These include: Las Palmeras and Natura...

Accommodation - Mochima

C Servicios Turísticos Gaby, at end of road with its own pier next to sea. A/c or fan, breakfast available, lovely place, take guests to islands for US$3-4 per person. C Posada de los Buzos, opposite embarcadero. Nearby is D Puerto Viejo, mini-apartments for 2, cooker, fridge, restaurant. E Posada Beatriz, run by Sr Juan Remez. Fan, use of kitchen. D Sr...

Accommodation - Isla de Margarita

La Asunción B Ciudad Colonial, C La Margarita. Upmarket, nice. D de la Asunción, C Unión, 2 blocks from Plaza Bolívar. With bath, a/c, TV, fridge (rooms with balcony cost more but face noisy road, rooms without window cost less). Pampatar AL Flamingo Beach, T624822, F620271. 5-star, all-inclusive, food, drinks, entertainment, service, taxes, casino, good...

Accommodation & Places to Eat

A La Garza, Av Principal, T86711. Attractive, pool, restaurant, full board, cheaper without, comfortable, popular, post box in lobby, daily collections, changes cash. A Náutico, T86024. Friendly, clean, including breakfast, dinner and trip to islands, good meals, fans, popular. A Parador Manaure, Mariño T86121, F86569. Sharing apartments for 5, clean, small...

Accommodations

Hotels Fairmont International, Torre Capriles, Planta Baja, Plaza Venezuela, Caracas, T7828433, F7824407, will book hotel rooms both in Caracas and in other towns, where they have 102 hotels on their books. All, except luxury class hotels charge officially controlled prices. Camping In Venezuela camping is a popular recreation, spending a weekend at the...