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Porlamar

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Porlamar is a city in Venezuela's Margarita Island.

Get in

Porlamar is about a 30 minute drive from Margarita's Santiago Marino International Airport, via a fast highway.

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The principal commercial sectors are the Boulevards Gomez and Guevara and Avenida Santiago Mari�o and Avenida 4 de Mayo in Porlamar and Calle La Marina in Juangriego.

If you like shopping, you might be happy to know that Margarita is a 'free port': you don't pay the Venezuela value added tax there. That is one reason why Venezuelans from the mainland like to go there - it's not only a beach destination but a superb shopping place for them. And because of the tourism, Porlamar is FULL of shops and stores. Clothing is especially easy to find. You can choose from elegant to the casual and cheap.

The island also has several shopping malls, for example Jumbo in the very center of Porlamar, Centro Comercial AB towards Pampatar, Centro Comercial La Redoma, Sigo just west of Porlamar, and a recently built huge and elegant mall Sambil.

In the largest supermarkets Central Madeirense (CM), Sigo Supermarket, or UniCasa you will find large selections, comfortable grocery shopping, good quality fruits and vegetables, deli sections, freshly baked bread, etc. There are also lots and lots of smaller supermarkets here and there, of course.

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Sleep

  • Aguila Inn, ☎ +58 295 261-2311. 3-star
  • Aparto-Hotel Marliu, ☎ +58 295 261-9032.
  • Barcelo California, ☎ +58 295 263-8536.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

  • Margarita Hilton
  • La Samanna, US$220-260 for a single room
  • Bella Vista , ☎ +58 295 261-7222. 5-star

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