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  • Margarita Island, Laberinto Tropical
    Nueva Esparta the Guayacan Many other species are growing in this area The Flower Garden where you will find the most number of species of gardens on Margarita Island An area of contact with Mango native plum bananas sugar cane and guava trees The third part of the tour is planted with species that normally grow over 400 m sea level A microclimate was created with giant bamboos and irrigation from the air to achieve the humidity required by these species Bromeliads orchids callas ferns palm trees and climbing ferns At the end of this tour there is shaded zone with a pond where you can watch and touch some of our tropical fauna Turtles Boa Constrictor Black Spiders Royal Parrots and a very sympathic Capuchino monkey named Pancho There is a complete collection of snakes native to the island and other reptiles as Iguanas salamanders lizards and Babas small caiman native to the plains The visitor is offered typical natural refreshment in each area like Sugar Cane Juice Lemmon and row sugar drink coconut milk and tropical fruit El Laberinto Tropical is located on the road from Los Robles to La Asunción sector Palosano Open Tuesday to Sunday from

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  • Margarita Island, Handicraft
    multicolored fabrics Hammocks while the ones from Santa Ana del Norte are made by a net like loose knitted weavery chinchorros Mapires In the valley of Pedrogonzales the Mapires are made Mapires are basquets made of Palma Real You will find them in different shapes and sizes and they have many different uses This artwork can compete by its originality with palm bags from all over the world Maras Another kind of basquet made in Sabana de Guacuco from vegetal material specially the rotos of the Copey tree They are available in different sizes and shapes and are employed in a variety of uses Hats from Cogollo palm sprouts The hat form Margarita is famous due to its shape Its confection represents a real artistic work The weavers from San Juan Bautista are famous for their ability in this craft Pottery from El Cercado El Cercado is a small village located at 1 km from Santa Ana del Norte The craftsmen form this place work the clay with their hands to form it into vases amphores pots and water storage bowels and a large number of very useful implements A sign outside the house indicates the name of the artist

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  • Margarita Island, Handicraft Route
    from the fields and other kinds of merchandise The bottom is concave to help to balance the weight for those who carry them on the head The small baskets with straight bottom and handles are used to transport sweets and candy There was a time when the small mara was used as measurement unit on Margarita Island it was usual to ask for a mara of salt or sardines This craft has traditionally been performed by men now there are some women making maras All material used is vegetal Santa Ana Returning to the road we turn north to Santa Ana a cozy village called the Garden of Margarita due to its trees and nice small plazas This village is renowned for the making of chinchorros kind of hammock activity performed by the women since unmemorable times The chinchorro is a kind of net hanging form its ends it is magnificent to rest the conquerors called them hanging beds The beauty and complexity depends on the genius of the weaver They are available with and without fringes straight or braided white or multicoloured with geometrical figures fruits flowers and even with your name on it if you wish La Vecindad Returning to our route alter a few minutes from Santa Ana we arrive in La Vencindad de los Martinez better known as La Vecindad Here you can watch women in front of ancient wooden looms weaving their beautiful hammock The ones from La Vecindad is made of a tightly woven fabric and serves the same purpose as the chinchorros de Santa Ana The hammocks are made straight white striped white with coloured stripes and of cotton several colours in every stripe This activity has experienced little changes because its instruments and techniques are inherited from former generations El Cercado When getting close to El Cercado we can match the women making pottery sitting on the floor and creating their pottery with clay form Margarita Without tools only with their experience ability and skilled hands they produce an infinite variety of decorative and utility objects The raw material is extracted at Cerro del la Cruz in Santa Ana and sorted by colour It is grinded to dust screened and mixed in the correct proportions El Maco At a few steps from El Cercado is the village El Maco In this settlement you can get to know everything about leather handicraft It is curious and fun to watch the collective work where men women and children share the daily work Ones work the pelts others cut sew and clue until the produce is finishted Suite cases belts saddles tobacco boxes sandals and different kind of shoes are made in this village El Valle de Pedrogonzález Going on north we arrive at Valle de Pedrogonzales an ancient port known by the Guaiquerí Indians as Arimacoa This is the origin of the famous Mapires palm bags that have been used since ancient time to transport things The elaboration process is work intense The first

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  • Margarita Island, Gastromomy on Margarita Island
    on fresh fish and seafood For years local chefs and cooks have marked history with their exquisite dishes and have made the gastronomy of Margarita Island famous nationally and internationally The typical dishes that best represent the local gastronomy are Pastel de Chucho Sting ray pie with ripe banana and eggs and Sancocho de Pescado Fish stew Both dishes combine the succulent way of the local seasoning with the fresh fish and seafood Other typical delicious succulent and supposedly aphrodisiac dishes are Tripa e Perla Botuto Salad Consommé de Chipi chip and Crema de Guacuco and siete potencias Mother Pearl sea snail salad consommé form very tiny shells and Clam Cream and a cocktail made with all of them We insist that you try the exquisite Empanadas de Cazón fried cornmeal turnovers stuffed with minced seasoned shark prepared by local women and the Sweets from Fuentiduenño Send this page a friend Put this site in your favorites Margaria Island Photo Galery from Venezuela Porlamar Pampatar La Asunción Virgen del Valle Juangriego El Yaque Coche Cubagua La Restinga Macanao Beaches Castles Churches Museos Natural Monuments Scuba Diving Kite Surfing Windsurf Golf Shopping Parque El Agua Handicraft Handicraft Route Gastromomy Restaurants Night

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  • Margarita Island, Restaurants on Margarita Island
    4 de Mayo 262 7668 Martín Fierro Típica Argentina Av Bolívar 263 2984 El Remo Española Av 4 de Mayo 261 3197 Lucky China Paseo Guaraguao 263 1345 El Pescador de la marina Mariscos Playa El Concorde 264 6374 PAMPATAR ESPECIALIDAD DIRECCION TELEFONOS Trimar Pescados Bahía de Pampatar 262 3332 Guayoyo café Cocina creativa La Caranta 262 4514 Casa Caranta Pasta Boulevard Pampatar 262 8610 PLAYA EL AGUA ESPECIALIDAD DIRECCION TELEFONOS El Pacífico Mariscos Boulevard Playa El Agua 249 0749 Marlín Langosta Boulevard Playa El Agua 249 0361 Panare Internacional Boulevard Playa El Agua 249 0566 PLAYA PARGUITO ESPECIALIDAD DIRECCION TELEFONOS Biblios Internacional Playa Parguito 234 8233 Keops Internacional Playa Parguito JUAN GRIEGO ESPECIALIDAD DIRECCION TELEFONOS El Sitio Pescados Playa La Galera 253 0977 El Viejo Muelle Pescado Bahía de Juan Griego La Mamma Pescados Bahía de Juan Griego 253 5101 El Buho Pescados Bahía de Juan Griego 253 4680 La Casita de los Crep s Cocina creativa Bahía de Juan Griego 253 4680 Si desea incluir su Restaurante Bar o Discoteca en nuestras páginas por favor comunicarse con nosotros E MAIL Send this page a friend Put this site in your favorites Margaria Island Photo Galery from Venezuela Porlamar

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  • Margarita Island, Night Life on Margarita Island
    someplace for every taste and this guide will help you the find the place you need to give your vacation the finishing touch Gamblers will find different options between Casinos Bingos and Slot Machines to try their luck Casinos on Margarita LOCAL ESTILO DIRECCION Gran Casino Margarita Mesas de Juego Maquinas Hotel Hilton Suite Casino Lagunamar Mesas de Juego Maquinas Hotel Lagunamar Salas Recreativas en Margarita LOCAL ESTILO DIRECCION Bingo Reina Margarita Bingo Maquinas Av 4 de Mayo Bingo Charaima Bingo Maquinas Av 4 de Mayo Bingo Fiesta Bingo Maquinas Av Santiago Mariño Bingo Flamingo Bingo Maquinas C C Sambil Discotheques Pool Bars and Night Clubs LOCAL ESTILO DIRECCION Beer Shop Cervecería C C Costa Azul Birras Cervecería Sabanamar Señor Frogs Bar Dance C C Costa Azul Tai Beach Bar La Caranta Ocean s Bar Bar Dance C C Costa Azul Latin Bar Bar Latin Dance C C Bayside Underground Margarita Bar Dance C C Jumbo Zen Zen Bar C C Bayside British Bull Dog Bar C C Costa Azul Kamy Beach Discoteca Pampatar Opah Discoteca Porlamar Costa Azul Si desea incluir su sitio nocturno en nuestras páginas por favor comunicarse con nosotros E MAIL Send this page a friend

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  • Margarita Island, General Information from Margarita Island
    at a clinic Climate There are no pronounced seasons in Venezuela nor on Margarita Island The temperature on the Island varies from 32 º C in September to 24 ºC in January We recommend to be careful when exposing yourself to the sun because the sun is stronger here than in other locations with similar geographical position Extensión The island is 940 km2 large It is well worth to explore and discover all of its charms Roads are generally good the largest north south distance is 33 km the longest East West distance is 64 km The population is approximately 370 000 Currency Legal currency is Bolívar There are Bills in denominations 100 500 1000 2000 5000 10000 20000 and 50 000 Bolívares Coins 5 10 20 50 100 and 500 Bolívares Currency Restrictions Exchange transactions must be made in Comercial Banks or Money Exchange at the official exchange rate Credit Cards Visa Mastercard Diners Club and American Express are accepted in most stores restaurants hotels bars and night clubs as well as traveller cheques Outside the larger cities a supply of Bolívares is recommended Tips Retaurant bills and those from bars and clubs include a 10 service charge but waitors tourist guides housekeeping service and bell boys are tipped anyway for good service Water The tap water is not recommendable for human consumption It is preferable to depend on botted or filtered water Transportation Public transportation will take you everywhere on Margarita Island at a realy low fare It is the best way to get around inside Porlamar but to get from one village to another it is very slow because stops are not respected and the driver stops anytime a passanger asks him to Electricity The Voltaje on Margarita Island like in the rest of Venezuela is 110

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  • Investment on Margarita Island
    island attracted by investments of internationals companies Many visitors which fall in love at first sight with Margarita decide to return and settle here looking for prosperity and tranquility The island is a phenomenon without precedents in the recent history of the country Basic services and esthetics have improved enhancing its national beauty The roads are generally good and they reach all villages on the island Maybe during high season there is some traffic jam caused by the excess of cars brought from mainland by ferry but the improvements in the road system and the public transportation can be noticed already Investing on the island is still rentable remember if you do it now your investment will grow with the development of the region if you wait much longer the square meter of land will show sky rocking prices Just come and visit for some days analyze the market you will find completely saturated sectors and others still virgins ready to invest You will enjoy the contrast between the villages its costumes and traditions the living images of its geography and history that season each corner of this land bathed by the sea with the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises

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