Hello ladies of this beautiful community, what a wonderful contest, where we will travel a lot, know traditions, cultures of each city.
Before knowing other cities in the world, first I want to know the ones in my country, I have already been to some of them: Cumana, Carúpano, Barcelona, Trujillo.
But now I am going to travel to Margarita Island, the Pearl of the Caribbean, in the State of Nueva Esparta, Venezuela. I haven't been there for years, it would be like going for the first time, but this time I would go with my children to get to know it.
One of the wonders of going to Margarita Island, is that we would do it in a big boat type Ferrys, we would take it from the city of Puerto La Cruz, in a trip on the high seas, which would last about 4 hours, if we take it from the city of Cumana, it lasts about three hours.
Ferry Terminal. Puerto La Cruz. Anzoategui State. Venezuela.
Traveling on the ferry is a wonderful sensation, I have already experienced it but I want to experience it again, feel the wind, the sun, hopefully see some dolphins swimming.
You can also go by plane, but to miss seeing and feeling by ferry is incomparable.
The main attraction that the island has, is the obligatory visit to the Virgin of the Valley, in her Basilica, which is in El Valle del Espiritu Santo. And if you go on September 8, which is the day of the Virgin, you will find a river of people, who go to venerate Vallita, as she is also called.
Basilica of the Virgin of the Valley.
I have a commitment that I have to fulfill to go to the island of Margarita and thank the Virgin for her miracles, we ask her to end this global pandemic so I can fulfill my dream of going to her altar.
Procession of the day of the Virgin.
After visiting the Virgin, we would go to the beaches, the best beaches in Venezuela are in Margarita, Playa El Agua is one of them, where you can see the immensity of the sea, far far away, where at the end like the sky meets the sea, the white
El Agua Beach. Margarita.
Margarita has many historical sites, such as the Castle of Pampatar, part of the history of the island and Venezuela, also celebrate the festivities of the patron saint of the Cristo del Buen Viaje.
Castle of Pampatar, Margarita.
Here near the castle is another beach, where you can appreciate part of the rich gastronomy of Margarita, which is based more than anything else on fish: fried, salted, piscillo, stewed, in soup, eating it on the beach is the best.
Fried fish, salad, arepa, typical dish of Margarita.
Also famous are the asopados de marisco (seafood stews), glasses with mattress breakers that are: pepitonas, shrimps, octopus, crabs, oysters.
Asopado de Mariscos, typical food of Margarita.
I can not fail to recommend the delicious empanadas with its dough with a sweet touch, of different flavors: fish, pearl gut, pepitonas, cheese.
Empanadas, typical food of Margarita.
It has natural monuments declared heritage of the island, as the famous Tetas de Maria Guevara, are twin mountains, similar to tits, but it is not legend Maria Guevara if it existed, my grandmother that if viajomuchas times to the island always told us his story.
Natural monument the Tetas de Maria Guevara.
The galerones are part of the typical music of the island, the polos, basket weaving, many women are dedicated to weaving baskets, hats, bags.
Part of its traditions is the sport, that is why it is home to the glorious Guaiqueries de Nueva Esparta, a professional basketball team that has won several championships in the country.
Guaiqueries of Nueva Esparta, Basketball team.
And just as we arrived by sea, on the ferry, so we returned again after spending a few wonderful days in the pearl of the Caribbean, Margarita Island.
When we arrive and go back, we do it from Punta de Piedras, which is a Passenger Ferry Terminal, also a wonderful place.
Punta de Piedras, Ferry Terminal, Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela.
All the images have their respective sources, but when I go, I will take my own pictures to share them later.
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