We love our marina in Puerto la Cruz. Bahia Redondo Marina has all of the ammenities including a lovely restaurant and pool. There are 153 slips, most occupied by cruisers with about 20 nations represented - mostly British, French, Germans, Italians, Swiss, Danes, South Africans, Canadians and Americans - who are not at all in the majority. Although we are all trying to speak Spanish the profusion of languages is quite interesting.
A huge majority of cruisers have sailed their vessels across the Atlantic. Most have cruised the entire Caribbean. A good many are younger couples, obviously successful, who have taken a few years out of the routine of daily jobs. We are a very interesting and diverse lot.
BELOW YOU CAN SEE THE GREAT WEALTH THAT IS IN PUERTO la CRUZ ALONG WITH CONDOS THAT WERE NEVER COMPLETED IN THE LATE 1990s. THE CANAL LEADS TO EL MORRO, WHERE WE SHOP AND IS REALLY WHERE THE UPPER CLASS LIVES.
Good friend, Peter Ratcliff helped us on our first cruise to Venezuela in 2006 - shown on the left with Dave and me celebrating our arrival with champagne.
In 2007 Dave and I cruised from Venezuela back to the British Virgin Islands and then back to Venezuela alone - completing the journey in just five months. We visited most of the Leeward and Windward Islands and had a perfectly splendid trip.