Beautiful white beaches, the warm Caribbean Sea, magical sunsets and hot sunshine are what holidays on Margarita Island are all about. Situated on the northeast coast of Venezuela and also known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean” due to its pearl-laden seabeds, Margarita is made up of two islands linked by a narrow stretch of land, behind which lies the Restinga Lagoon National Park. Playa Parguito is popular with surfers and swimmers, while Playa el Aqua is home to a 4.5km beach, watersports and open-air restaurants. When the sun goes down, sample the vibrant Venezulan style nightlife in the bars and clubs in the island’s capital Porlamar or admire the stunning sunsets at Fortin de la Galera. Whether you looking for a chill-out holiday or a fun-filled break, you’ll find all this and more on the Island of Margarita. Add in 340 days of sunshine each year and a good selection of accommodation and it’s easy to see why holidays on Margarita Island are a popular year-round choice.
Daytimes on a holiday on Margarita Island are all about the beaches with their white sands and an abundance of watersports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and kite surfing, to enjoy. Pampatar Harbour is the starting point for cruises around the islands shores, together with boat trips to enjoy the beaches of Coche Island and to the coral sand beaches and secluded islands of the Restinga National Park. Visit the town of Asuncion with its square and cathedral and also Castillo de Santa Rosa on its outskirts. Horseriding and jeepsafaris are also a fun way to discover the island. Angel Falls, the worlds highest waterfalls, are a sight not to be missed. Play a round of golf at Isla Margarita Golf Course or enjoy waterbased fun at Parque del Agua.
Nightlife on Margarita Island can be as lively or as relaxing as you wish choose from nightclubs, casinos, live music bars and quieter pubs. Porlamar is never more than 20 minutes away where the lively nightlife continues into the early hours.
Margarita Island offers a wide choice of restaurants serving local Venezuelan cuisine as well as Spanish, Italian and French dishes. Seafood is a popular choice, especially the lobster.