Margarita Island has approximately 50 beaches across the island's 106-mile coastline where visitors can participate in typical beach activities like swimming, surfing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and boating.
Porlamar is the largest city on Margarita Island. This historic city dates to 1536 and has many boutique shops and restaurants. Within the city itself, there are two beaches.
Laguna La Restinga National Park
Laguna La Restinga is a popular national park known for its lesser-developed beaches and peaceful surroundings. The park is centralized around a lagoon that is filled with wildlife including sea horses, clams, and oysters that visitors can catch and cook.
Macanao is a peninsula located on Margarita Island's western coast, semi-attached to the more popular La Restinga. Very few people visit this beach with its beautiful mountain scenery allowing for visitors escape from the hordes of tourists.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Two of the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving are at Los Frailes and Isla Cubagua. Los Frailes consists of a series of rock islands with underwater caves, and Isla Cubagua is an artificial reef created out of the wreckage of a sunken ferryboat.
Article Written By Patrick M. Lind
Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.