Pampatar is an old fishing town that every day is constantly expanding closer and closer to Porlamar.
Today, Pampatar's colonial houses have become businesses, restaurants, clubs, and bars. Nowadays, it is the fashionable place for clubbing or enjoying a nice drink.
The main landmark in Pampatar is the Castillo de San Carlos de Borromeo fort which was constructed in 1684 after the previous fort was destroyed by the Dutch. It was completely restored in 1968. It is one of the better preserved forts in the country. You can visit the fort from 8.00 am. to 12.00 pm., and from 2.00 pm. to 6.00 pm.
La Iglesia del Cristo del Buen Viaje church stands behind the fort. The cross above the altar is workshipped by the fishermen of Pampatar.
La Casa de la Aduana is located next to the church. Casa de la Aduana was the former Palace of Government.
You are always guaranteed a nice view of Pampatar Bay. At the end of the town, in La Caranta, there is a small beach called Playa Juventud, where you can spend a pleasant afternoon.
The Cinematheque (Film Library) was built in Pampatar last year. Here you can watch nice art house films, or documentaries from all over the world.