Pampatar

Pampatar is a city on Margarita Island.

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Pampatar is about a 40 minute drive from Margarita’s Santiago Marino International Airport, via a fast highway.

Car rentals are available in Porlamar as well as in other parts of the island including at the airport and Playa El Yaque. Ensure that you thoroughly check the credentials of any rental agencies and ensure that they are licensed, have readily accessible office and an office contact number. Also ensure that you fully check the vehicle for any pre-existing damage including all lower body panels, the roof, and all window glass, before you sign the contract with any rental provider.

  • Waterland Marine World, Av. Jóvito Villalba s/n within Diverland Park (across from Sambil mall), +58 295-262-5545. Dolphin and seal shows, many species of fish as well as exotic birds are on display. Swim with dolphins and seals. Have your picture taken with a dolphin or a seal. 
  • Beach it. Pampatar beach is about 1 Km.long with white sand, bordered by a fishermen town on one side, the fort on the other, is a great place to relax and enjoy the day. Restaurants, umbrellas and chairs, bathrooms are available. Note that the bathroom attendants are not paid a salary, they survive on tips. The restaurants available directly on the beach are little more than shacks but they serve up a tasty fresh and inexpensive meal. 
  • Diverland, Avenida Jovito Villalba, +58 295-416-7830. The name Diverland is not referring to scuba diving rather a combination of Spanish And English words. Diver from Spanish word for diversion and English for land. Roughly translated it is fun land. Diverland is located just few minutes from downtown Pampatar. it is Margarita’s one and only amusement park. Spend a day/evening enjoying the roller coaster, wall climbing, go-carting, bumper boats, haunted house, bumper cars, ferris wheel and all the typical amusement park adventures. 
  • La Vela Mall, Los Uveros. 10AM-9PM. The 45,000 M2 mall offers three levels with 110 stores and restaurants. Indoor parking located on the corner of la Avenida Bolívar and la calle Los Uveros in Costa Azul, on the outskirts of Pampatar. An indoor playground for kids called ““Marine Kids” is available for the little ones. The food fair offers seating for over 1,000 with vendors such as, Subway, Capressa, McDonalds, Churro Mania, Panda Express, Positano, Don Patacon Gourmet, Al Grill, Tony Roma’s, Burger King, Bonsai Sushi, La Tequila Express, Arturo’s, Deli Fruit, Lancry’s, El Rauche, Il Piacere, Koi, Habibis Shaguarma, Moko Caribe, Fogatta Cafe, Bar and Grill, Crepes A La Carta, Santo Coyote, Prego Mozzarella Bar, Ibiza Cafe, Deli and Bar. 
  • [dead link]Sambil Mall, Avenida Jovito Villalba. 10AM-9PM. Over 65,000 m2, having opened over 10 years ago, there are over 250 stores including; 7 movie screens, 18 fast food joints, 14 restaurants, a free-standing store in the parking lot and almost 2,000 parking spaces. A Hotel is integrated to the mall with 135 rooms and an area of 12,090 of m2. 

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