At a glance

Location: Margarita Island is located in the Caribbean Sea to the northeast of mainland Venezuela, and it is the largest island of the insular state of Nueva Esparta along with Coche and Cubagua Islands.

Climate: The weather is mainly tropical with dry and rainy seasons. The rainy season coincides approximately with winter in Europe, while the drier and hotter season coincides with summer. The rainy season falls between November and March. Nevertheless, precipitation can occur between July and September caused by the tail ends of hurricanes and tropical storms that form in the Caribbean Sea. On the other hand, it mainly rains at night or early in the morning. There is always a chance of getting to the beach and enjoying some sun. Temperatures vary from 24 C to 37 C.

Official Language: Spanish

Population: around 422,000 inhabitants

Electricity voltage: 110 volts

Time Zone: GMT - 4.30

Area: 1071 square kilometers

Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Carnival Monday (February), March 26 (Founding of Porlamar), April 19 (Beginning of the Independence Movement), May 1 (Labor Day), July 24 (birth of Simon Bolivar), July 31 (Battle of Matasiete), August 8 (Battle of Juan Griego), September 8 (Virgen del Valle Day), October 12 (Day of Indigenous Resistance), December 25 (Christmas Eve).

Religion: mostly Roman Catholic