What to see in Isla Margarita, an island immersed in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela and characterized by beautiful beaches.
Margarita is an island in the Nueva Esparta archipelago, belonging to the state of Venezuela, which also includes the islands of Coche and Cubagua.
Located in the Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast, the island is made up of two parts joined by an isthmus, called La Restinga, about 18 km long, the territory is mountainous, with a maximum altitude of about 900 meters above sea level. and a coast formed by Caribbean beaches.
Most of the population resides in the eastern part of the island, especially in the cities of Porlamar and Pampatar.
Various airlines operate at the Santiago Caribe International Airport, which is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Porlamar, and there are frequent flights to and from the Caracas airport.
This is the most touristic area, where there are valid accommodation facilities and famous beaches such as the wonderful Playa El Agua beach, well equipped with services and public places.
On the island there are beaches suitable for those who practice Kitesurf and windsurf, such as Playa el Yaque, and lagoons, such as that of the Restinga Natural Park, where you can go boating surrounded by mangroves and typical tropical vegetation.
The park also boasts an important oyster natural reserve and, in the city of Boca del Río, the most important of the Macanao peninsula, there is the Institute of Marine Sciences of the University of the East and the Museum of the Sea.
Margarita Island offers spectacular nature and colonial-style cities with a past rich in history and events, including Asunciòn, the state capital, Juangriego, Pampatar, where there are also numerous shopping centers that are the predominant feature of the city of Porlamar. , free port since 1973.