Margarita is a Venezuelan island in the Caribbean Sea and is part of Nueva Esparta state.
A view from Juangriego, northwest of Margarita
- La Asuncion - Officially the island's capital, La Asuncion boasts a fine colonial era pink cathedral.
- Punta de Piedras
- Juangriego - A small town with a beautiful bay and spectacular sunsets that can be seen from the hill of La Galera fort.
On Margarita Island you can learn the Spanish language in Cela Spanish School in Playa El Angel. The school is owened and managed by Sabine Loffler,PhD in Linguistics and specialist in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The school has also a free on-line version where you can learn Spanish for your travel to Venezuela.
Another spanish language school where you could learn Spanish, or pick up the first words necessary to get around while on the island is Academia Peter That School is owned and run by their teachers. You also could do a tandem language course, teaching English or German in the time you take a Spanish course. On their site you'll find some spoken examples of Spanish.
Via flights from wikipedia:Del Caribe International General Santiago Marino Airport with service from several airlines.
Via ferry from mainland Venezuela at Puerto La Cruz with Conferry .
A hire car is a good way to see the island, though there are also local bus services and taxis.
- Kite- and windsurfing at Playa El Yaque
- People-watching at Playa El Agua, the most popular beach on the island and with numerous nearby bars and nightlife.
- Visit La Restinga National Park, which consists of a sandbar that unites the eastern part of Margarita with the Macanao Peninsula and is home to interesting flora. The park's mangrove-covered natural canals can be accessed by boat from El Indio sector, boats also pass along the coastal area from El Saco to the town of La Guardia, or the park can be crossed by car on the road to San Francisco.
- Visit Isla de Coche, a quiet fishing island with around 7,000 inhabitants. The island offers windsurfing and kitesurfing. Take a ferry from Punta de Piedras or a lancha from El Yaque. The most popular beach on the island is Playa la Punta.
Go for a night out at Kamy Beach, a great club where the rich Caraqueno tourists go.
El Pacifico restaurant (Playa El Agua) has good seafood. Pretty and located on the beach.
- Kamy Beach, just outside Porlamar, where the rich Caraquenos party.
- Woodys in Playa El Agua is free drinks for ladies all night with a door cover fee of 5000Bs (£1.30).
- Panare in Playa El Agua is more popular for locals, especially on a weekend.
Avoid walking too slowly and be wary of trusting new friends, particularly at the beaches. Walking drunkenly into shady areas is not recommended anywhere.
- Coche Island - several kite-surfing schools are based here.
- Cubagua Island