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    Commercial Fishing Fleet in Cumana
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    by atufft Written Jul 3, 2007

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    Between Maturin and Cumana is a range of mountains where coffee beans and tropic fruits are farmed, to be exported at the port of Cumana. Along the highway are some interesting villages with very old mission buildings and interesting small colonial plazas. The road over to Cumana is frequently covered by landslides, a situation we came upon during our trip, but these rarely close down the road for long.

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    by atufft Updated Jul 3, 2007

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    This four star shaped fortress was constructed in 1659, presummably as a defense against Dutch and French pirate activity in the south Caribbean. However, the fortress is far from the sea, with part of the city being built on earthquake rubble and other landfill below the castle. The fortress was also a participant in the war for independence. There is a small museum and a "jail" at the fortress. We found the actual architecture disappointing for being overly restored with concrete and plaster, but the views of the city and the gulf are spectacular.

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    by cheesecake17 Written Apr 21, 2005

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    This is the beach access from the hotel..

    During off season the beach is really not crowded..

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    by M&YL Updated Sep 8, 2007

    Can't visit Cumana without having an Oyster Cocktail by the Ocean in the Perimetral Avenue, we had them every day, 10 Oz of Fresh Oysters, Shrimp, Octupus, Mussels and other sea delicacies, for the less adventurous try just lime juice but if you feel like kicking it up try the cocktail sauce they will prepare right in front of you, and you even get to choose the ingredients. Did I mention they were about 10 Oz of fresh just fished raw and cooked sea food, the best and fresher you'll ever have for about 2 Dollars. And don't worry, not even my husband whom had stomach issues from salads ever got sick from eating the raw Oysters it only made him feel a lot better. They also have 50 Cents ice cold beer and sometimes Ceviche and Seafood consome.

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