Isla Margarita Travel Guide


Plan Your Isla Margarita Vacation

Venezuelans are enormously fond of the island they call the Perla del Caribe, or the "pearl of the Caribbean." Its status as a duty-free port and its proximity to the mainland make it the top vacation spot for Venezuelans. Come here to explore miles of white sandy beaches, glittering hotels and restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and 16th-century forts and national parks, all of which have transformed Isla Margarita into an increasingly popular destination for other travelers as well.


Isla Margarita Hotels

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Isla Margarita Restaurants

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Things To Do in Isla Margarita

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Isla Margarita Experiences

  • Margarita's Main Beaches

    Playa El Agua: Easily the most famous and crowded beach on the island, palm-lined Playa El Agua is a remarkable stretch of fine white sand that... Read more

  • To Macanao

    Exploring Macanao, the western portion of Margarita, is a great way to spend a day off from the beach. Hire a driver through your hotel or, even... Read more

  • El Valle del Espíritu Santo & La Asunción

    Founded as the capital of the island in 1529, El Valle del Espíritu Santo, just north of Porlamar, has a splendid pink-and-white church honoring... Read more


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