Monday, May 30, 2011

Margarita Island, Venezuela

This entry is long overdue, but here none the less.

My trip to Margarita Island was Feb 22, 2011. I traveled to Dunes Resort with my mother dearest and my lovely younger sister. We had a great time, even with the copious amounts of unusual rain.

I took a jeep safari (one of the recommended touristy things), and I have to say it was pretty cool. We toured the whole island, got out at different scenic locations and had a blast with the fellow Canadians in our group. I would also recommend this for others traveling here.

Another fun adventure I experienced was scuba diving, Los Frailes. The dive spots aren't the top in the world, but I did see my first squid!! Here is where you want to look online and find the best prices and notable guides. I found the prices through the hotel 2x as much as what I paid. Los Frailes is a great spot for new and beginner divers. GO EXPLORE THE OCEAN BLUE!

Last but not least, the night life... I went "downtown" to the capital, Polarmar. It was quite fun, consisting mainly of locals from Caracas (mainland, Venezuela). The prices are fair, and the music is just my style!

Overall, the trip was relaxing and adventurous. The hotels aren't anything to write home about, but the beaches and mountain views are something neat to experience.