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Took a HAL tour, nice tour guide and look at the country side. Cave minimal but still fun.  Back to city center and the main center park. Nice but the place is really messy, cups, papers and garbage most every place. Much more noticeable that any other island in our cruise. The island needs to hire someone to pick up the trash. Huge shopping area, which was nice. Floating market is done due to embargo from US on Venezuela, sad for many reasons. Lots of negative impact from the embargo on the locals. Had the best lunch, local, see picture, you must go, 1 1/2 grouper, beans, rice, plantains and a baked something for $10 US. Great do not miss lunch place next to the "new market" round building. The floating bridge is nice, as are the locks. The shopping is local across the bridge and corporate by the ship. All the history is across the bridge. Fun place. Ship left at 11 pm so we got to see all the late comers running to the ship, great sport, they all made it.

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4 hours ago, whitford said:

Took a HAL tour, nice tour guide and look at the country side. Cave minimal but still fun.  Back to city center and the main center park. Nice but the place is really messy, cups, papers and garbage most every place. Much more noticeable that any other island in our cruise. The island needs to hire someone to pick up the trash. Huge shopping area, which was nice. Floating market is done due to embargo from US on Venezuela, sad for many reasons. Lots of negative impact from the embargo on the locals. Had the best lunch, local, see picture, you must go, 1 1/2 grouper, beans, rice, plantains and a baked something for $10 US. Great do not miss lunch place next to the "new market" round building. The floating bridge is nice, as are the locks. The shopping is local across the bridge and corporate by the ship. All the history is across the bridge. Fun place. Ship left at 11 pm so we got to see all the late comers running to the ship, great sport, they all made it.

Helen Lunch.jpg

Lock Heart.jpg

Glad you enjoyed our island. 

The Floating Market has been closed for over a year (sadly). While there is a negative impact, our locals have adjusted as needed.

 

In Punda (the city center as you call it), our trash company picks up trash daily (Monday-Friday) in the afternoons typically. I know as I work in Punda on most cruise ship days. There are also employees who do "clean up the steets" on a daily basis there as well.

 

 

 

 

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On 2/7/2020 at 6:55 PM, bup1224 said:

Glad you enjoyed our island. 

The Floating Market has been closed for over a year (sadly). While there is a negative impact, our locals have adjusted as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bup1224 - Is the Floating Market ever re-opening?  Or is it closed permanently?

 

Thanks

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4 minutes ago, l2f said:

 

bup1224 - Is the Floating Market ever re-opening?  Or is it closed permanently?

 

Thanks

At this time, permanently closed. Hopefully if the situation in Venezuela changes, it can be reopened. 

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