Two Western Canadians (windsurfers) just back from beautiful Casa Nora, tucked just a stone’s throw away from the windsurfing centre in El Yaque (Margarita). Power yoga in the morning with hostess Nora in the open morning Margarita air beside the pool was for me; my boyfriend is a downhill mountain biking fan, and tried his luck at the elusive ascent up a local hill with guide/co-host Al. Lots of competition to be the first to plant the flag at the top of a clean ascent that I hear is still eluding guests (will a Canadian be the first??) And then there’s the windsurfing/kiting – every day starting at about 10 or 11 if you want it in Margarita. Nothing like surfing 4.7 in your bathing suit for us Northerners! But the reason for this posting is that Casa Nora made the stay special. When I booked, I wondered about booking right on the beach, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We wined/drank/dined on the beach the nights that we wanted to, and then did a 5 minute wander back to the house under the stars, away from the noise. Nora’s breakfasts on the veranda with a view from the hill of the water are sensational; we stayed in the little Casita which was divine. Don’t miss Nora’s coffee, and if you’re lucky the hosts will give you a sample of cactus fruit that grows on the property while you laze in the hammocks by the pool. We had a fantastic week and thanked our lucky stars we managed to find this place, and look forward to a return trip. It’s a cozy place, with rooms for about 10 or fewer guests I think – loved it. Personal service, pretty rooms nicely decorated, and elevated so that you have an amazing view of the water and surrounding area over breakfast. Nora is a great tour guide as well and will help you see what you want to explore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nora and Al would like to extend a warm welcome to any and all windsurfers, kiters and travelers, who wish to experience the superior wind conditions of El Yaque, and who are in need of a hip yet casual, serene yet active, full service ‘Bed and Breakfast” style inn. Visit us in paradise! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Nora El Yaque, Margarita Island, Venezuela