Isla Margarita Local Customs

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    IT MEANS PEARLS !!!!

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Margarita is not named after a pizza! Or a drink made with tequila. The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his 3rd voyage to the New World in 1498. He immediately discovered from the native Indians the source of its wealth – large natural pearls. He then named the island La Margarita - the Greek word for pearls. Then name was changed slightly by the Spanish royal family to Isla de Margarita to honour the princess from Austria, Margaret Theresa of Spain (Spanish: Margarita Teresa de España 1651-1673).

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    THE TINY BIKINI - A TIP FOR MEN ONLY

    by DAO Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    Well Gents, your probably would not believe me unless I had pictures. The ladies wear such small bikinis on the beach here that they are almost non-existent. This goes on all day, everyday. In case the sun and the view get you overheated, there are loads of places selling ice cold beer on the beach. Try not to stare too much – your eyes may fall out.

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    BIG OLD AMERICAN CARS

    by DAO Updated Apr 6, 2008

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    You can tell that Venezuela is a major producer of oil and that the prices of petrol are cheap. The island is like a huge museum of the freakishly largest American cars ever produced. Cadillacs and Lincoln Town cars all have a new lease on life here. A typical Lincoln Town car is 5.9 meters (19 feet) and 2 metres wide 6 1/2 feet). Now imagine these beasts in small crowded streets in some of the towns. Nightmare.

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    THE FLAG OF VENEZUELA

    by DAO Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    The flag of Venezuela was originally hoisted by Francisco de Miranda, one of the independence leaders in 1806. It consists of three equal horizontal stripes with YELLOW representing the wealth of the land, BLUE representing independence from Spain (and/or bravery), and RED symbolizing courage. The seven stars were added slightly later to represent the seven colonial provinces of Barcelona, Barinas, Caracas, Cumaná, Margarita, Mérida, and Trujillo that had united against Spain during the War of Independence.

    Simón Bolívar added the eighth star when he liberated part of Guyana.

    The Coat of Arms was added on February 17, 1954.

    Just to prove his ability to do stupid things, the current leader, Hugo Chavez, has decided to change the direction of the horse on the coat of arms. It will now go to the left, not a big surprise.

    Flag Day is celebrated in Venezuela on August 3 (since 2006).

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    FAMILYS AT THE BEACH

    by DAO Written Mar 24, 2008

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    Isla de Margarita is still a very family oriented island and many families go together to beach areas. As I was travelling around the island I saw a lot of families flying kites and (adults) having a few beers. It’s wholesome family activities and they seemed pretty happy. I got quite a few happy waves, smiles and shouts as I was touring by. Looks like a great place to take the kids.

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    Greetings

    by marshadfern Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Margaritenos themselves are very friendly people, but if you ever notice when you walk into a business or any place they always say the word "Buenas" this just means Hello ...like Greetings. They expect and always greet each other, they may not expect it from Tourists since it is THEIR custom but I think it would be a nice surprise if any of you visiting Margrita would be so kind as to follow this custom and greet them back as well. The person who enters the room or office is the one that is suppose to say it first. (:^) Try it ...I'm sure it will bring a smile to their face and you'll get a hello to !

    Avenida Aldonza Manrique Rattan Plaza Costa Azul another Costa Azul view
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    Amazing Honesty!

    by Bwana_Brown Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We had a great time, the people were very friendly whether walking around in Porlamar or at the fishing village on the Jeep tour (photo). We did have an interesting experience on landing. On the bus from the airport to the resort I had given one of our plastic bags with some of our Barbados 'duty-free' and my jacket with car keys to one of the kids to look after. In the excitement at the resort, they forgot it and left it on the bus. An hour or two later, when we realized this, we reported it to the front desk, not even knowing which of the several busses we had been on. Amazingly enough, all was returned to us the next morning - it was only then that I found out that the keys had been in the missing jacket! The response to our oversight really impressed me!

    Beach on the North Coast

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