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FUDcon LATAM 2012 - BID Venezuela - Margarita Island

Local Team

Brief description of the city.

More information here

Margarita Island (spanish: Isla de Margarita) is the largest island of the state of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela, situated in the Caribbean Sea, off the northeastern coast of the country. The state also contains two other smaller islands: Coche and Cubagua. The capital city of Nueva Esparta is La Asunción, located in a river valley of the same name in Margarita Island. Primary industries are tourism, fishing and construction. The population of the state is about 440,000.

Major local airports and their distance from lodging and venue.

Santiago Mariño International Airport

Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional del Caribe "Santiago Mariño") (IATA: PMV, ICAO: SVMG) is a commercial airport located near Porlamar, the largest city on Isla Margarita, an island in state of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela.

The Airport is divided into two sections; International and Domestic. International flights leave to Canada, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Primary domestic routes are to Caracas, Maturín and Ciudad Bolivar.

Private ways of transportation can be used if they are needed.

Simón Bolívar International Airport

Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia (IATA: CCS, ICAO: SVMI) (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetia Simón Bolívar) is located in Maiquetía, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) from downtown Caracas, Venezuela.

Simply called 'Maiquetia' by the local population, it is the top international air passenger gateway to Venezuela among the twelve international airports in the country. It handles flights to many important cities in the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

Since 2000 the airport has been undergoing major changes in order to meet international standards and to improve passenger traffic, security, immigration areas and customs areas. Security measures have become top priority since the 9/11 events, and now departure areas and arrival areas are completely split into the lower and upper levels of the airport. Maiquetia airport has two terminals: Domestic (D) and international (I).

Description of proposed conference rooms

Name Location Internet Rooms/Capacity Cost
UBV Porlamar Calle La Marina de Porlamar, antiguo Puerto de la Mar Yes Free
UNEFA Pampatar Pampatar Yes Free
IUTIRLA Nueva Esparta Yes Free
UDO Nueva Esparta Yes Free

Description of proposed lodging and estimated costs along with a written agreement from lodging specifying rates

Name Location Internet Cost Distance from event Contact
Hotel Puerta del Sol Porlamar Calle Los Pinos, Margarita Island Yes Double ~80us$ // Triple ~100us$ // Cuadruple ~140us$ Sandra Castrillon
Hotel Surf Paradise Calle Principal de El Yaque, Playa El Yaque , Isla Margarita, Margarita Island Yes

Estimated costs of flights major airports that attendees will travel from.

This cost can variate / Special prices can be found with Copa

Note: local flights are cheaper to Porlamar. Round-Trip cost ~90us$. This is already added to the costs in the following tables (Conviasa Airlines)

Countries inside LATAM

Panamá Costa Rica Nicaragua Colombia México Chile (Santiago) Brazil (Rio) Brazil (Sao Paulo) Argentina Perú
Costs (US$ estimated) 580us$ 1090us$ 1300us$ 710us$ 640us$ 890us$ 580us$ 590us$ 890us$ 900us$

Countries Outside LATAM

Costs (estimated) 1150us$

Country Visa Information

Venezuela doesn't require Visa

Possible Local Sponsors

Name Item to be sponsored Ammount Status Plan B
PDVSA Insular
Alcaldía de Díaz Transportation 24/7 Bus with 52 spots (hotel-event event-hotel) Confirmed
Puerto de la Mar

Pros and Cons of the proposed location.


  • Venezuela has a growing community
  • Venezuela services are really cheap (food and transportation)


Possible attendees

# Name $$$ Veg Size Share room? Comments Hotel booked extra line for badge Country TEAM
1 María "tatica" Leandro Yes NO M (woman) Yes (User:richzendy) No No Venezuela Ambassador, Design, Marketing, Translation
2 Edwind "richzendy" Contreras Yes NO L Yes (User:tatica) No No Venezuela Ambassador, Packager, Spins
3 Oliver Rivas Yes NO XL Yes No No USA / Venezuela
4 Guillermo Gómez Yes NO L Yes No No Venezuela RPMDev, Ruby SIG, Fedora Documentation Project
5 Luis Bazan Yes NO L Yes No No Panamá
6 Carlos "pelobravo" Marcano Yes NO XL No No No Venezuela Ambassador,Support, Documentation
7 Antonio Salles Yes NO! XL Sure - - Chile Fedora Ambassador & Sysadmin & Red Hat Expositor
8 Larry Letelier Yes NO! L Sure - - Chile Fedora Ambassador, Support, BBQ man
9 Itamar Reis Peixoto Yes NO! L Yes, :-) No - Brazil Fedora Ambassador, Packager,
10 Daniel Bruno Yes NO L Yes No - Brazil Fedora Ambassador, Packager, Infra LATAM