We just came back from Margareta, 24/10/08.and would like to tell everyone what a dump it was. No one speaks English so there is a translation issue all the time when you want to buy things, or ask for things. I asked for a cash point, And was led to a shopping trolly, whats that about? Another day we went for a meal and asked for a menu, we got two bottles of beer< so we gave up and just pointed,
We stayed at first in the Playa Cariba, and what a dump, it was lucky we had a thunder storm and flooded everything, because our rep up graded us to another hotel next door, the Isla Cariba, and that was better, no hot water, very very slow being served at the bar, if you got served. food was very poor. The good thing I can say, is that you can drink the water saftly, the rep says bottle water, but I did not see any one buying bottle water, and my tum tum was fine. Lots of stray dogs walking around, very friendly thou, we all fed then scraps, or was that us eating the scraps,,ha ha, Dont change your dollers at the hotel, you only get 2.13 bolivers to a doller, walk to a super market, or a big shopping mall, and do it there, you can get up to nearly 4 bolivers to a dollar, DO NOT, DO NOT hand your money to someone in the street saying they can get you a better exchange rate, they soon run off with your money, ( i was told this) take a few petrol cans with you to top up, you can fill your car up for approx £1.50p cheapest thing on the bloody Island, I hope you are reading this Mr Chancallor.Any way feel free to ask me any questions,
Weather-7 time of year,
Accomidation-3 first, second-7
Would i go back?, Not on your bloody nelly.