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Best of Margarita Island Guide

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Margarita Island
Located about 25 miles from the mainland and accessible via air or ferry, Venezuela's mountainous Margarita Island provides Caribbean-style beaches and access to windsurfing, golf, horseback riding and scuba with a laid-back South American vibe. It's comprised of two islands connected in the middle by the mangrove-filled lagoon of La Restinga National Park. Most development falls on the isle's eastern side around busy Porlamar, the capital La Asunción and colonial Pampatar, founded in 1535.

All things to do » Things to do

Isla Coche
Isla Coche
Attraction type: Islands
Laguna de la Restinga
Laguna de la Restinga
Owner description: Visit this natural lagoon in La Restinga National Park, which lies on the isthmus that adjoins the Macanao Peninsula to East Margarita and features canals lined with mangrove... more Owner description: Visit this natural lagoon in La Restinga National Park, which lies on the isthmus that adjoins the Macanao Peninsula to East Margarita and features canals lined with mangrove trees. less
Attraction type: Beaches

Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Fortin de la Galera
Fortin de la Galera(Juan Griego)
Attraction type: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
Basilica Virgen del Valle
Basilica Virgen del Valle
The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims from Venezuela and around the world come to pay her homage.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
Faro Punta Ballenas
Faro Punta Ballenas(Pampatar)

All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

La Casa de Esther
La Casa de Esther
Ranked #1 of 43 restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Venezuelan
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amaranto
Amaranto
Cuisines: Caribbean
Ambrosias Cocina Creativa
Ambrosias Cocina Creativa
Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International, Fusion
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
CASA CARANTA
CASA CARANTA
Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Pampatar
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Positano
Positano
Ranked #3 of 43 restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Posada Sotavento Beach
Posada Sotavento Beach
$45 - $96
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Posada Margarita
Posada Margarita
$30 - $35
Ranked #4 of 11 El Yaque B&B and Inns
La Posada del Capitan Henry
La Posada del Capitan Henry
$22 - $30
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in La Guardia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

StevieWonderLand
StevieWonderLand
$80 - $95
Ranked #1 of 11 El Yaque B&B and Inns
Posada Casa Mejillon
Posada Casa Mejillon
$79 - $183
Ranked #1 of 2 La Guardia B&B and Inns
Casa Nora
Casa Nora
$65 - $115
Ranked #2 of 11 El Yaque B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Casa Caracol
4.0 of 5 Casa Caracol
$100 - $200
LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita
4.0 of 5
LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita
$141 - $196
Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Porlamar
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.