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Beach in Puerto la Cruz

Santa Fe

This fishing town is popular with international backpackers for its proximity to the islands of Parque Nacional Mochima. Travelers spend their days island-hopping and their nights drinking beer or merengadas (fruity…
Shopping Centre in Puerto la Cruz

Complejo Turistico El Morro

This large, modern waterfront complex is one of the most ambitious urban projects ever to be carried out in the country - a 20th century Venezuelan Venice. Set on a coastal stretch of land, the complex is a model re…
Waterfront in Puerto la Cruz

Paseo Colón

The lively waterfront boulevard, Paseo Colón, is the place for a late afternoon or evening promenade. This seafront and beach area comes to life when a gentle breeze sweeps away the heat of the day and kitschy …
Vegetarian in Puerto la Cruz

Centro Naturalista La Colmena

This lunch-only vegetarian cafe and natural-products shop has flowery tables and a tiny covered terrace looking out across the boulevard to the sea. It serves good and healthy set lunches and will thrill any vegetar…
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La Tirantela

An old school panadería (bakery) set a short distance back from the seafront, La Tirantela offers good coffee, croissants and cake for all occasions, but makes for a great breakfast and people-watching spot.
Italian in Puerto la Cruz

Trattoria della Nonna

This rather touristy Italian restaurant is nevertheless a good choice, with lots of different pizzas on offer, rich pasta dishes and a good seafood selection. Venezuelan specialties also available.
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Grill House

A large and busy eatery on the main drag offering a large selection of good value pizzas, cachapas (corn pancakes), arepas and parrillas (mixed grills)
Middle Eastern in Puerto la Cruz

El Amir Palace

Crisply dressed waiters shuttle Middle Eastern specialties like shawarma and (so-so) falafel to your table, although its long menu also includes pasta, fish and salads.