Trip: Venezuela: Windsurfing in El Yaque, Margarita Island

Mar 20 2001

Booked through Vela Windsurf Tours, March 20 - March 28, 2001

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Misc info

If you want to go mountain biking while you are in El Yaque, contact Juan. I went on a trip he organized and had a great time.

Please send comments to hahn @unetix.com (remove the space before the @ before mailing!)


I stayed in two hotels while in El Yaque and kept some notes:

El Yaque Hotel Comparison
Hotel California El Yaque Beach Hotel
Location A block from the beach. The walk to the water is about 3 times what it is from the El Yaque Beach Hotel which is not bad at all On the beach
View Can't see the beach from most rooms. I think only a few rooms on the top floor can see the beach Some rooms have a beautiful view. I was on the side and this was my view if I hung out the window.
Pool YES, nice relaxing setting NO
Fridge NO YES (it's nice to have a fridge)
TV NO YES, but it only gets novelas (spanish-language soap operas)
A/C YES, built-in YES, wall unit
Welcome Amenities I got a bottle of water and a free drink coupon
Elevator YES NO
Room size Spacious My room was small, but I heard that some of the rooms were more spacious
Breakfast Eggs and pancakes every day, but the pancakes looked more like tortillas. Still, the better breakfast in my opinion. Eggs or pancakes depending on the day
Noise Quiet I heard a lot of noise from the hall
Shower H2O pressure Not that great Excellent
Internet access Not available at the hotel Available in the lobby (~US $0.10/min when I was there)
Balcony YES Not from my room, I think only the beach-facing top floor rooms had balconys


El Yaque Links


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Vela windsurf area
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Beach in front of El Yaque Beach Hotel
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El Yaque Beach Hotel
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El Yaque Beach Hotel
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Hotel California
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View of El Yaque
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View of El Yaque View with LivePicture viewer
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El Yaque Beach View with LivePicture viewer
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Windsurf blisters
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Room at Hotel California
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Cooling off
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Los tres bicicleteros montañeros
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Juan and Jorge, guias de las bicicletas montañeras
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Big hill
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Big hill
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Repairs along the way
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Big cactus
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Little cactus
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Still life with cactus
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Cactus up close
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Los tres bicicleteros montañeros
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View out the window of the Beach Hotel
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View out the window of the Beach Hotel
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