Isla Margarita Hotels: what to see and do, beaches

Travel Guide Isla Margarita island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela and characterized by beautiful beaches.

Holiday island Margarita

Margarita is an island of the Nueva Esparta, belonging to the state of Venezuela, which also includes the islands of Coche and Cubagua. Situated in the Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, the island is formed by two parts joined by an isthmus called La Restinga, along about 18 Km, the territory is mountainous, with a maximum altitude of about 900 meters above sea level and a coastline made up of Caribbean beaches.

Most of the population resides in the eastern part of the island, especially in the city of Porlamar and Pampatar. This is the most touristic area, where there are valid accommodation and famous beaches such as the wonderful Playa El Agua, well equipped with facilities and public places.

On the island there are beaches suitable for those who practice Kitesurfing and windsurfing, as Playa El Yaque, and lagoons, such as the Natural Park of the Restinga, where boating surrounding mangrove and the tropical vegetation. The park also boasts an important nature reserve and oyster, in the city of Boca del Rio, the most important of the peninsula of Macanao, is the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of the East and the Sea Museum.

The island Margarita offers a spectacular nature and cities in colonial style with a past rich in history and events, including Asuncion, capital of the state, Juangriego, Pampatar, where there are also many shopping centers that are the predominant feature of the city of Porlamar , free port since 1973.

At the International Airport of Santiago Marino Caribe, located about 20 kilometers from the city of Porlamar, operate various airlines, and there are frequent flights to and from the AIRPORT Caracas.