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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.

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Isla Coche
Isla Coche
Attraction type: Islands
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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
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
Playa El Yaque
Playa El Yaque
Owner description: Playa ubicada al Sur de la Isla de Margarita a 5 minutos del aeropuerto. Es una playa de aguas calientes, con uno de los mejores vientos para practicar windsurf y kitesurf durante... more Owner description: Playa ubicada al Sur de la Isla de Margarita a 5 minutos del aeropuerto. Es una playa de aguas calientes, con uno de los mejores vientos para practicar windsurf y kitesurf durante todo el año. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Museo Marino de Margarita
Museo Marino de Margarita
Attraction type: Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

La Casa de Esther
La Casa de Esther
Cuisines: Venezuelan
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Il Nonno Pizzeria
Il Nonno Pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian
Ambrosias Cocina Creativa
Ambrosias Cocina Creativa
Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International, Fusion
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Positano
Positano
Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Gaia Trattoria
Gaia Trattoria
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Porlamar
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta, Chowder
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Posada Las Ross
Posada Las Ross
$37 - $76 (EUR 33 - 67)
Ranked #1 of 17 Playa el Agua B&B and Inns
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Tukusito Posada&Hostal
Tukusito Posada&Hostal
$38 - $52
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Posada Entre Playas
Posada Entre Playas
$35 - $35
Ranked #1 of 7 Porlamar B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

StevieWonderLand
StevieWonderLand
$56 - $68
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in El Yaque
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Posada Paraiso
Posada Paraiso
$85 - $125
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in El Yaque
Posada Casa Mejillon
Posada Casa Mejillon
$79 - $183
Ranked #1 of 2 La Guardia B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Boutique Maloka
4.0 of 5
Hotel Boutique Maloka
$214 - $263
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Porlamar
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LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita
4.0 of 5
LIDOTEL Hotel Boutique Margarita
$155 - $204
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Porlamar
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Hotel Boutique Maloka
4.0 of 5
Hotel Boutique Maloka
$214 - $263
Ranked #1 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.