Pampatar Travel Guide

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Pampatar is a quaint and quite beautiful town, was founded in the 1530s and named after a Guaqueri Indian word meaning “town of salt”. Indeed, a salt flat mine is close by to this day. There is a lot of mystery and beauty to explore in this charming town, especially in the fine old colonial buildings. Spaniards settled here because of its strategic location, a deep water-calm port and wealth produced by the existence of a natural salt flat mine. Yachts, ships, and wooden boats are anchored in the quiet bay giving a picturesque contrast. Location: 10 Km east from Porlamar.

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