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Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

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Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

Hi all,

Horrible to hear of the flood and I hope the worst is over. Bless everyone.

My boyfriend and I are staying at the Portofino Hotel at the end of the month so any news/tips/thoughts on this property that are recent are appreciated (of course I have read the review section for this paticular complex)

I am wondering if you guys have a favorite tour to Coche island. One where you get at least a few hours (preferably the better part of a day) to explore the island

And...

Are there is there a jeep safari where you are allowed to take the jeep out and drive it yourself?

And.... (I don't ask for much do I? LOL!!)

What is the best night club to visit for someone who likes techno/trance/house music?

Thanks so much in advance for any and all advice.

T

Edited: 06 December 2010, 19:56
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1. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

I can answer some of your quetions-

As far as tours to Coche you can save yourself some money by just going to El Yaque and taking one of the boats over to Coche-this can be done as a all-invlusive day trip or just purchase the round trip passage on one of the launches and rent a sun shade on the beach once there and go into San Pedro de Coche for a great lunch at ''El Bohio de Carmen'' and maybe include a taxi tour of the island.

The only negative to doing on your own without a tour is that the all-inclusive tours give you access to the hotel pool once there but who wants a pool when you got the beautiful Carribean right in front of you!!!

-Plenty of nightclubs in Porlamar for every taste-I'm not sure what trance music is so cannot help there.

-You will most likely have to rent your own jeep to drive yourself.

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2. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

I would love to visit Los Rogues for a day trip. Is there a public ferry to that area? So far I am only finding excursions that include a plane ride to and fro. That would be lovely but is a little too rich for my blood so I am looking for an alternative.

Again guys, thanks in advance for the info!

PS. Glad to hear the weather is cooperating now!!

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3. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

There is no ferry to Los Roques - you need to fly.

You can get an idea of prices here:

www.islamargarita.com/magic-tours-english.htm

& here:

www.islamargarita.com/losroques-english.htm

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4. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

** Bump **

Just incase someone has something to add.

We will be arriving in early afternoon tomorrow! :))

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5. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

Oneeleven, what's the weather like there?

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6. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

You will love the weather or I will personally refund your money.

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7. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

Well that went by pretty fast, didn't it Oneeleven? Tell us how you liked it.

8. Re: Portofino Hotel - December 30-Jan 6

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