Falcón is a state in northwestern Venezuela.
The Paraguaná Peninsula, like Margarita Island, is a free port, i.e. no sales tax or V.A.T. is charged. This makes it a popular destination for Venezuelans to stock up on whisky or buy consumer goods such as televisions.
Aruba lies just 27 km off the Paraguaná Peninsula but at present the only way to get there is by plane from Coro. The journey is short and reportedly cheap, although Venezuelan exit taxes will probably have to be paid. A ferry service from the Venezuelan port of Puerto Cabello to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao is planned although it is not clear when this route will enter service.