(1999) was a Venezuelan telenovela
that was produced by and seen on Venevisión
. This telenovela lasted 80 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International
Calypso is a picturesque and prosperous Caribbean island that, on the day of San Salvador, patron saint of the island, crowns the queen of the festivities, who this year is a lovely young woman named Maria Margarita, “la Bella” (“the Beautiful”). Everyone calls her that not only because of what is obvious to the eye, but also to differentiate her from her older sister, equally beautiful and with a similar name: Margarita Luisa, “la Grande” (“the Elder”).
But it turns out neither of the two Margaritas feel like celebrating today. La Grande is still in mourning - exactly one year ago, the sea took the life of Ernesto Lopez, the man she was going to marry. And la Bella is sad because she has to say goodbye to Mariano Gonzalez, a modest teacher who won her heart and is now leaving the island to never return. La Grande runs to the seashore in an attempt to feel closer to the man she so desperately misses. There, fate gives her the most extraordinary surprise: the swaying of the waves is carrying a man’s body toward the shore. La Grande dives in and pulls him out of the sea bringing him to safety. And that is how Simon Vargas, who will be known on the island as “the Castaway”, regains consciousness in the arms of a beautiful woman whom he confuses with an... Read More