Colonia Tovar Travel Blog› entry 8 of 8 › view all entries
So after another great funny busride we reached Colonia Tovar, which is an old German settlement from 1843. It is located about
When we arrived in town with the bus, everyone suddenly hopped off, so we decided to do the same.
Two strange things about that city: 1. – Baaaaaaad air. There’s loads of cars and somehow the gasoline smell (maybe because of the altitude) stays in the air and made me feel sick sometimes. 2. They go to bed early in Colonia Tovar. Don’t plan on having dinner after 8.30, you might not find a place. There is one discotheque and that’s the only evening entertainment available, unless you want to hang in one of the two boring local bar/coffe-shop things.
Good things: The landscape, it’s really great when the clouds roll over the mountains in the afternoon. The atmosphere, relaxed and yet busy. The market along the roads. The vegetables and fruits growing there – tons of fresh tasty cheap huge vegetables! The German food options – Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte, Strudel, Schnitzel and other nice things. The waitresses in their traditional German clothes. The cute buildings in old German style.
We had one exceptional good food experience at Hotel Selva Negra near the church, it’s the oldest hotel / restaurant in town, a really historic fantastic building. The food there was really fine, European good restaurant standard, international menu. I think we had 2 main courses, wine and desert for like 300 BFs which is nothing to complain about, and it was really great!!
Our Posada also had a restaurant as well as a Pizzeria, good food too, Pizzeria is open until 9 pm, wouw…
So we spent 2 nights in Colonia Tovar.
In the airport we had no trouble at all booking a flight to Isla Margarita later that day – Playa El Agua, here we come!!!