Margarita Island Venezuela Caribbean

Our island is one of the largest and most developed islands in the Caribbean. Margarita has approximately 930 square kilometers and around 500,000 inhabitants.

The official language is Spanish. Few people speak English. So speaking Spanish is a great help.

Margarita Island is 30 minutes by plane from Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Along with the islands Coche and Cubagua forms the Nueva Esparta State.

The island has a good infrastructure, built especially in the 80s and 90s, years of further development of tourism. Currently it is not a fashionable destination due to many factors. However, it is a very good option for people who want to spend their holidays in a different place, more authentic and with very few tourists.

The main attraction of the island of Margarita are its fabulous beaches: there are more than 82.

Each beach is different: different temperatures, color of sand, waves, environment. There are very touristy beaches such as Parguito Beach, El Yaque Beach and El Agua Beach, beaches in fishing villages such as Playa Manzanillo, farther beaches and less people like Puerto Cruz Beach.

The main tourist attractions, besides the beaches, are the Laguna de la Restinga, Juan Griego for its sunset and its fort, Pampatar, La Asunción and El Valle, Coche Island, Los Frailes and Macanao peninsula.

Many tourists visit a different beach every day. On the island, taxis and transportation services are quite cheap. There are also car rental services at the airport.

There is a wide range of holiday apartments and houses, as well as many hotels and inns with different services.

The security on the island is good.

The island of Margarita has an excellent gastronomic offer.

On this page you will find information on how to get there, beaches, attractions, gastronomy etc. on the island. I have collected them in the more than 20 years that I am living and working in Margarita. There is also information that will be useful when planning your trip.

All the information I offer on the page is based on my personal experience as an inhabitant of the island of Margarita. I try to keep the page as up-to-date as possible. I do not post anything on this page that I have not tried, visited or done.

See you soon on Margarita Island

Sabine Loffler

This page is maintained and financed by CELA Spanish School Online