Hi, I haven’t been on this forum for a while, but when the sun in Canada starts to dim, I look for it elsewhere.
Puerto la Cruz, if I remember correctly (from 2004) lies between the Dunes Hotel, and the Hisperia Isla Margarita,
4-star and 4&1/2 star respectively, either one a great choice for your vacation. We stayed at the Dunes with our 3 children, ages from 9 to 14. They have nothing but fond remembrances of their holiday. The beach. however is not very good for swimming and watersports, it is usually VERY rough. We spent lots of time at the large pool at the hotel, and going across the island to Playa el Agua which has a nice, but much busier beach. Also the Hisperia hotel has a sister hotel there which is also supposed to be good, but more"party" oriented. We really loved our vacation there, and regretfully haven’t been back. It is our hope to go again as there is too way too much to see and do in 1 week. The locals are so friendly, although not so good at English… but is a lot of fun to try and make conversation with them. Maybe things have changed in 2 years, but I would go back in a minute.