Margarita Island Tourism

Margarita Island Tourism
Margarita Island, or Isla de Margarita, has long been a popular vacation destination for Venezuelans, but recently it has caught the attention of other visitors. The island's panoramic beauty is a natural draw for anyone seeking paradise.


Margarita Island's most popular draw is its nearly 50 beaches, scattered along its 106-mile coast. Activities include surfing, swimming and sunning. The more than 2-mile long Playa El Agua is one of the most popular beaches.

Los Frailes and Isla Cubagua

Los Frailes and Isla Cubagua are Margarita Island's two best snorkeling and scuba-diving spots. Rock islands create a captivating underwater world. Los Frailes features caves, and Isla Cubagua has a sunken ferryboat, which has become an artificial reef filled with plants and creatures.

Macanao Peninsula

Macanao Peninsula is on the west coast of Margarita Island. It offers a secluded and seldom-visited getaway. It is filled with beautiful beaches and mountain landscapes, although it is partially connected to Laguna La Restinga.

Laguna La Restinga

Laguna La Restinga, a national park, is a popular tourist destination. The park is based around the large lagoon for which it is named. Visitors can take boat rides, hunt for pearls and catch oysters for dinner. The beach is less developed than most of the others on the island.


Porlamar is Margarita Island's largest city and main hub. Most visitors to the island come through Porlamar. Dating back to 1536, it features shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for 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.

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