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La tortuga

Practical information about La tortuga

  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Water Sports
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's a 60km boat ride from Carenero
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of La tortuga

Cathy Trichet Travel writer
45 travel articles

Turtle Island, "Tortuga" in Spanish, is an almost deserted island named after the many turtles that live there.

My suggestion:
Go and meet Muncho, one of the few inhabitants of the island, and share a meal with him.
Summary:

Along our journey to Venezuela, we dropped our anchor in the crystalline waters of Turtle Island. Immediately, we set about exploring the island. There are white sand beaches, shells, driftwood, some locals, a wooden hut, and of course turtles where we were swimming.

Muncho is a fisherman who provides sailors with barbecues, benches and chairs. So we caught some nice fish and went back to meet him, accompanied by friends. The atmosphere and a delicious meal are guaranteed, and you'll no doubt end up in the water. We spent several days in this paradise, alternating between snorkelling, fishing, walking on the beach, and relaxing. It was difficult to tear myself away from this haven of peace.

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