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[edit] Llegando a Tashigar Norte - Arrive at Tashigar Norte

[edit] A través de Caracas - Through Caracas

Llegando a Caracas deberás tomar el corredor interno hacia el aeropuerto nacional. Necesitarás algunos bolívares para el boleto local. Puedes cambiar dólares en las casas de cambio oficiales localizadas en el aeropuerto.Ten a mano un billete de US$ 100. Después de cambiarlo ve a el counter de alguna aerolínea (mira la lista debajo) Pregunta por el próximo vuelo a Porlamar. El vuelo s de aproximadamente 40 minutos.

Puedes adquirir el boleto local vía internet. Aquí están detalladas algunas líneas aéreas que vuelan Caracas - Porlamar.


When arriving to Caracas take the internal corridor to the domestic airport. You will need some bolivares for the local ticket. You can change dollars in an House Exchange there. Prepare 100$ bill beforehand. After changing go to airline counter (seel list below). Ask for the next flight to Porlamar. The flight ime is approximately 40 minutes.

You can buy the local ticket online. Here are some airlines that fly Caracas - Porlamar


<a href="http://www.laser.com.ve/laserweb_2008/">Laser</a>, <a href="http://www.aeropostal.com/aero2009/home.html">Aeropostal</a>, <a href="http://www.asercaairlines.com/">Aserca</a>, <a href="http://www.conviasa.aero/">Conviasa</a>, 


Ten presente que te será carado el precio oficial del dólar, por ejemplo si pagas 430 bolívares te debitarán US$ 100.

Para comprar boletos aéreos puedes contactar : tatiana_fedorchenko@yahoo.com cel. 04123538364 o 0416695494.


Be aware that you will be charged official dollar rate i.e. to pay 430 bolivares you will be charged 100USD.

tatiana_fedorchenko@yahoo.com 04123538364 o 04166954941.


[edit] Desde el aeropuerto en Margarita - From the airport in Margarita

Tomar un taxi es lo más recomendable. El precio aproximado es de BsF. 80. Debes tener bolívares a mano porque no es recomendable cambiar con los taxistas. Puedes coordinar por anticipado con un taxista (ver sección taxi)

Si tomas un taxi por ti mismo ten en mente que el gar está cerca del pueblo de Pedro González y es también conocido como la sábila (aloe de vera) Ten presente que en Venezuela en general no hay direcciones específicas pero sí puntos de referencia como "cerca de la casa amarilla, cruzando la avenida..."


Taxi is the only option available. The price can be negotiable and is around 80 Bs. You need to have local currency on hand because changing with taxi drivers is not advisable. You can call taxi beforehand to ask to meet you (see taxi section).

If you are taking taxi yourself keep in mind that the gar is near the village Pedro Gonzalez and is also known as Sabila (aloe vera).

You must be aware that in Venezuela in general there are no street addresses but landmarks. "Near yellow house on the crossing of streets ... and ..."

[edit] Moneda- Currency

El cambio oficial en Venezuela es de 4.30 bolívares fuertes por dólar. Quiere decir que si pagas el hotel a BsF 450 con tu tarjeta de crédito te cargarán US$ 100. El sistema no funciona alrevés.

Debido a las regulaciones sugerimos reservar una habitación en Pedro González por medio de un amigo local y pedir su ayuda para pre pagarlo. Todos los grandes hoteles tienen personal que habla inglés; para los pequeños te será más útil el español. Ten presente las temporadas altas que son Agosto, Septiembre, Enero y Pascua. Puedes utilizar el traductor de google. http://translate.google.com


Venezuela has official exchange rate of 4.30 bolivares/USD. That means that if you pay 430 Bs with your credit card for a hotel you will be charged 100USD. This system does not work in reverse.

Because of currency regulations it is better to book a room in Pedro Gonzalez through some local friend and ask his help to prepay a room. All big hotels' staff speak English. For smaller hotels, Spanish will be most useful. Be aware of high season periods which are August-September, January and Easter. You can use Google translator http://translate.google.com

[edit] Presupuesto - Budget

[edit] 0-1 km del Gar - 0-1 km from the gar

  • Camping en el Gar. Costo aprox. BsF. 25 diario. Incluye servicio de baños, cocina equipada y agua potable. Reservaciones a a tashigarnortesecretary@gmail.com
  • Dormitorios. Costo BsF. 90 diario. 2 Habitaciones públicas (hombres y mujeres) con literas. Capacidad 20 personas por habitación. Aire acondicionado.
  • Posada Tortuga Dorada. A 10 metros de la puerta del Gar. Costo aprox. BsF. 180 Habitación privada con baño y aire acondicionado. Habitación compartida (hasta 4 personas) BsF 90 por persona. Cocina compartida. Capacidad máxima 16 huéspedes. Visita www.wix.com/posadatortugadorada/posadatortugadorada
  • Camping in the gar. Cost BsF. 25 daily. Toilets, kitchen and water to drink. To book write at tashigarnortesecretary@gmail.com


  • Dormitories. Cost BsF. 90 daily. 2 shared dormitories (male and female) with bunks. Capacity 20 pax per room. Air conditioner.
  • Tortuga Dorada Hoste. A 10 meters from Gar´s gate. Cost. BsF. 180. Private room with toilet and air conditioner. Shared room (max. 4 pax) BsF. 90 per person. Shared kitchen. Capacity 16 pax. Visit: www.wix.com/posadatortugadorada/posadatortugadorada

[edit] 1-2 km del Gar - 1-2 km from the gar

  • La Casa del Coronel. Gran casa con pequeños cuartos delante de una gran pared (0414) 8196939 - (0212)3727918
  • La Casa de Chu-chu (calle paralela de la Bolivar) (0416)099.7210 - (0295) 258.0593
  • La Casa de Enrique (speaks english) (0424) 826 2905 - (0295) 258-0502
  • Casitas de Freddy.
  • Colonel's house. Big house with smaller rooms behind the high wall. (0414) 8196939 - (0212) 3727918

  • Chu-chu's house, (street parallel to Calle Bolivar). House with 4 rooms. (0416)099.7210 - (0295) 258.0593

  • Enrique's house (speaks English),  ☎ +58 (424)-826-2905,  +58(295)-258-0502. 

  • House beside Casitas de Freddy 50 m towards the gar. This is just a common village house but some practitioners live there dealing with lady who stays in the house. 

[edit] 2-5 km from the gar


[edit] Mid-Range

[edit] 1-2 km from the gar

  • Casitas de Freddy, Calle Bolivar (100 m. from the church), ☎ +58(295)-258-0154 (Spanish) +58(212) 372-1993 (English). Basic facilities, one of the older bigger hotels from several decades back. 10 houses for 5 people, 1 room for 2 people and 1 single room 100 Bs.
  • Arimacoa, Pedro Gonzalez (Calle Bolivar, in front of the church), ☎ +58(414) 792-7371, +58(416) 681-7671 (luisaguilera@fmnoticias.com). Beatiful old colonial house on plaza, 8 newly added rooms. Manager Luis Aguilera
  • Fanny' house. Street parallel to Calle Bolivar. Recently renovated. Air-con. 130 Bs/day
  • Posada La Arcadia on Pedro Gozales, Pedro Gonzales, +58(212) 2437132. posadaarcadia@yahoo.com price?
  • Farmer's house. Some 1 km from the gar towards the end of the valley there is a big farm with some chalets inside.  
  • Mikusski house. Beautiful colonial house at the end of the valley. Swimming pool, cleaning and security provided. 15$/day? tel ???

[edit] 2-5 km from the Gar

  • Chu-Chu's house on Zaragoza beach, Zaragoza beach (main shop on Zaragoza beach), ☎ +58(295)-2580593. Nice rooms on the beach 200 Bs.?
  • Posada Atlantic on Zaragoza beach, Zaragoza beach, +58(295) 2580061. vidamarina7@hotmail.com. price?
  • Apartamento Playa Zaragoza, Playa Zaragoza (above bodego), +58(295) 2580132. aduateca@cantv.net
  • Casa La Abuela. Manuela Veiga Alta Gracia, Calle Independencia (295)235-6417. 1 apt with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sofa bed in living room. very nice and fully equipped, cleaning service not included; negotiate for lower long term rate.
  • Quinta Bermcasal Armonia de Bermudez Alta Gracia, Calle Independencia (295)235-6059. 3 apts.for up to 6 persons, 2 bathrooms. very nice fully equipped, towel and linen service included, cleaning extra
  • Los Girasoles. Margret Busse Alta Gracia, El Safari, Calle 9 de Diciembre. Owned by a German lady beautiful chalets with swimming pool. You need a car/moto to stay there. (295)808-7169 OR (414)123-1557 www.geocities.com/giraisla/ OR email giraisla@yahoo.com


[edit] Bahia de Plata
  • Las Duenas. Erica Schilling (english) or Livia Medrano Bahia de Plata (295) 416-7300 or (416) 290-0105 for Erica and (414) 793-3046 for Livia. kikaschilling@hotmail.com. 25 apts. for 2-6 persons, with double bed upstairs and sofa bed in living room, OR with 2 double bedrooms and sofa bed in living room
  • La Ceiba. Erica Schilling (english) or Livia Medrano. (295) 416-7300 or (416) 290-0105 for Erica and (414) 793-3046 for Livia. kikaschilling@hotmail.com, 7 houses for up to 6 persons, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom.
  • Los Olmos. Erica Schilling (english).(295)416-7300 or (416)290-0105. kikaschilling@hotmail.com, 1 house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 1 room for single person or couple

[edit] >5 km from the gar

  • El Caney, Juan Griego. Owners - community members. +58(295) 2535059. elcaney1@hotmail.com. Price?

[edit] Splurge

[edit] 1-2 km from the gar

  • Dunes, ☎ +58-295-2500000 (reservaciones@hoteldunes.com, fax: +58-295.250.01.43), [1]. One of the best hotels in the zone. Has its own beach. 300??? Bs.
  • Hesperia Margarita, ☎ +58 295 4008111 (reservas3@hoteles-hesperia.com, fax: +58-295.250.01.43), [2]. 5-star hotel on the beach. 300??? Bs.

[edit] 2-5 km from the gar

  • Costa Caribe Beach Hotel sales@lti-costacaribe.com Urb. Playa Caribe Nueva Esparta-Altagracia +58(0295) 265.1000, (0295)400.1000 (0416)896.2124

[edit] > 5 km (Playa el Agua)

  • Hesperia Playa el Agua, ☎ +58 295 4008111 (reservas3@hoteles-hesperia.com,
  • HOTEL LE FLAMBOYANT, Playa el Agua (0295)249.0385
  • Hotel Las Palmeras Antonio Cedeno Playa El Agua, Calle Miragua (0295)249.1635/1236 www.laspalmeras.com
  • Hotel Costa Linda Valeria or Eduardo Playa El Agua, Calle Miragua (295)249-1303 or FAX (295)249-1229 www.hotelcostalinda.com OR hotelcostalinda@cantv.net
  • HOTEL & SUITES PLAYA EL AGUA Sctor. La Mira-Playa El Agua, C. C. Turístico (0295)249.0080 (0295)416.8846
  • FLAMENCO HOTEL Fnal. Blvd. Playa El Agua (0295)249.1207


[edit] Getting around

It is advisable to rent a car or at least a bicycle to go shopping and to the beach. Consider sharing a rented car.

[edit] Taxi

Carlos García Rad 0058-416-5733464 picodeaguila@hotmail.com Español / English
Roberto Agreda 0058-412-8401495 (español) 0058-426-6885002 (español) 0058-414-1886209 Email: Mumu7lunar@gmail.com (english-español-russian)
Enrique Carlos 0058-424-8262905 enrique.carlos1@gmail.com Español / English
Robin Bennett 0058-424-8086566 thodrol@yahoo.co.uk Español / English / Italian

[edit] Rent a car

Budget Car Rental Av. Ppal Edificio General Santiago Mariño Oficina Budget Urbanización Aeropuerto Internacional Santiago Mariño Tel : (0295) 2691047

City Car Rentals, C.A Cl. Amador Hernández Edificio * Local 11-40 Sector Porlamar Tel : (0295) 2632711

Margarita Rental´s CA Cl. Amador Hernández Edificio * Local 11-40 Tel : (0295) 2632711

Toyo Rental´s, CA Cl. Amador Hernández Edificio * Local 11-40 Urbanización Porlamar Tel : (0295) 2632711 / Tel : (0295) 2629529 / Tel : (0295) 2691476

Free Ways Viajes Y Turismos Ca Cl. Ortega Edificio C.Empresarial Jd Piso Pb Local 09 Sector Porlamar Tel : (0295) 2646902

Budget Car Rental Aeropuerto Internacional Santiago Mariño (0295) 269.1490

Budget Car Rental Aeropuerto Internacional Santiago Mariño (0295) 269.1047

Avis Rent A Car S Mari–o (0295) 261.8920

Beach Car Rental CA S Mariño (0295) 261.7753

Excellency Renta A Car Urb. Costa Azul (0295) 262.6503
General Renta Car Venezuela Urb. El Yaque(0295) 261.2179

Miami Car CA Av. S Mariño (0295) 263.1479

Ramcar II Auto Rental Urb. Bella Vista (0295) 261.4019

[edit] Rent a moto

There is one rent-a-moto in Porlamar in hotel Calibr. Please leave some info here

[edit] Rent/buy a bicycle

You can rent bicycle in Pedro Gonzalez. Ask some locals. Also inexpensive bicycles are available for buying in Alta Gracia in "El mundo de bicicletas". Please put here information about renting locations in Pedro Gonzalez

[edit] Shared Taxi (Por puesto)

Typical Venezuelan way of travel. You can go as far as Porlamar like this. You can take it near the church on the main road in Pedro Gonzalez  to Juan Griego and there change to another taxi going to Porlamar.

[edit] Buses

Hot, cheap and slow.

[edit] Communication

[edit] Telephones

There are three cellular companies in Venezuela: Movistar, Movilnet and Digitel. You can buy a SIM card of Digitel company for your (GSM 900) phone handset, at the Digitel main office in Sambil shopping mall (need to produce your passport), but if you need to call abroad it is advisable to buy a so called "fijo" (fixed) telephone. This telephone costs about 20$ but it works as a normal prepayed cellular phone with the difference that tariffs are 10 times less. It looks like a home phone but has a battery and is transportable (confirmed for Movistar and Movitel). Better buy Digitel "fijo" because the GSM quality is much better.

Cheap international calls are no longer available from the pharmacy or cyber shop in Pedro Gonzalez, nearest such service is in Juan Griego.

[edit] Internet

Internet cafes are abundant everywhere. No mobile broadband is available. The existing Movistar mobile internet is very expensive and unstable. The reliable provider is CANTV but it offers only DSL conection. Inside the gar wireless internet is available.

[edit] Useful information

[edit] Web-sites

Yellow pages: http://www.caveguias.com.ve/

Yellow pages: http://paginasamarillas.infoguia.net/

Wikipedia about Venezuela http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela

Wikitravel about Venezuela http://wikitravel.org/en/Venezuela


[edit] Usefull telephones

Gar secretary +58 (295) 2580332


[edit] Stay safe

[edit] Security

Attention is a must. In the airport watch the bags and wallets. In Margarita be careful walking alone in solitary places and carry a copy of your passport instead of the original. When changing money prepare the amount beforehand. If you are withdrawing a large amount of money from the bank, tell the officer you want to receive the money inside the room and then put the bills in your socks. They won't laugh - on the contrary, they will think you are smart. Don't go to beaches other than Zaragoza unless you don't have valuables with you.

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Police in Alta Gracia - ...

[edit] Health

Medical care is free in Venezuela for everebody. A network of new clinics was build equipped with Cuban specialists who can do a basic exams and precribe basic medicine. the closest one is in Santa Anna just 3 km from the gar. The nearest big hospital is in Juan Griego.

Beware of mosquitoes who can transmit Denge.

[edit] About this guide

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