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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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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: Sacred & Religious Sites
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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
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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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Fortin de la Galera
Fortin de la Galera(Juan Griego)
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Historic Sites

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Nearby recommended restaurants:

La Casa de Esther
La Casa de Esther
Cuisines: Venezuelan, South American
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Juana La Loca
Juana La Loca
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Pampatar
Price: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean, Venezuelan, South American, Seafood, International, Spanish
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gaia Trattoria
Gaia Trattoria
Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Porlamar
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, European
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hard Rock Cafe Margarita
Hard Rock Cafe Margarita
Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Porlamar
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Fast Food, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sharks Beach Bar El Yaque
Sharks Beach Bar El Yaque
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in El Yaque
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

La Posada del Capitan Henry
La Posada del Capitan Henry
$13 - $30
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in La Guardia
Posada Casa Las Trinitarias
Posada Casa Las Trinitarias
$22 - $1,506
Ranked #1 of 2 El Cardon B&B and Inns
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Posada Las Ross
Posada Las Ross
$19 - $21 (€17 - €19)
Ranked #2 of 17 Playa el Agua B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hesperia Eden Club
Hesperia Eden Club
$33 - $88 (€30 - €80)
Ranked #1 of 90 Hotels in Margarita Island

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

StevieWonderLand
2.5 of 5
StevieWonderLand
$38 - $45
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in El Yaque
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California Hotel
2.5 of 5
California Hotel
$41 - $64
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in El Yaque
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Wyndham Concorde Resort Isla Margarita
5.0 of 5
Wyndham Concorde Resort Isla Margarita
$113 - $135
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Porlamar
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Hesperia Isla Margarita
4.0 of 5
Hesperia Isla Margarita
$88 - $165
Ranked #9 of 90 Hotels in Margarita Island
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Yaque Beach Hotel
5.0 of 5
Yaque Beach Hotel
$59 - $86
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in El Yaque
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