Welcome to Isla De Margarita


The urban sprawl around the island's largest town, Porlamar, is the favored haunt of holidaying Venezuelans and is full of glitzy shops, huge hotels and beach bars. By far the best bits of the island are to be found elsewhere – the beach towns of El Yaque and Juangriego, the inland mountains and the largely untouched Península de Macanao are the real highlights of any visit here.


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$67 Day Trips & Excursions

Margarita Island Jeep Safari Tour

On this all-day excursion by 4x4 jeep, you'll discover the best of Margarita Island – from its major towns to its national parks, artisan production centers and, of course, its gorgeous beaches. After morning pickup from your hotel, you'll be driven north to La Asunción then continue to Cerro El Copey National Park where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the island. At Laguna de La Restinga National Park, you'll see fabulous lagoons and a labyrinth of canals, or “caños,” which run through vast mangroves serving as habitat for numerous bird species such as red ibis, pelicans and cormorants. Take a boat ride through the canals to appreciate the natural beauty and diversity of birds inhabiting the park. From there you'll continue on to Playa Punta Arenas for lunch, then it's time for an afternoon visit and short stop at beautiful Playa La Carmela, or Playa El Tunal, located on the Macanao Peninsula. Close out the tour with an Margarita Island flourish – if weather conditions permit! – by admiring the sunset at Juan Griego or Taguantar.

$64 Tours & Sightseeing

Margarita Island Half-Day Tour

This tour takes you to the main towns on Margarita Island. After 9am pickup from your hotel, you'll be taken north to the town of Pampatar, well known for its shopping malls and the famous San Carlos Borromeo Fortress – a Spanish fort built between 1662 and 1684, which today serves as museum. In addition, you'll also visit Pampatar's artisan production center, where you can admire the island's pearls and typical craft work.From there you'll continue through El Valle del Espiritu Santo, the spiritual capital and place of honor for the Virgen del Valle, patron saint of Margarita Island. Your excursion continues to the capital La Asunción, then on to Santa Rosa Castle, one of seven forts built during Spanish rule to defend the island against pirate attacks. You'll have the opportunity to walk around La Asunción’s cathedral, one of Venezuela’s most ancient.

$76 Day Trips & Excursions

Coche Island Full-Day Trip with Round-Trip Transport and Lunch

Visit Coche Island located in the south part of Margarita Island with an extension of 55 kilometer. The island was inhabited by the Spaniards who exploited the salt marshes and oyster banks from 1528. Its dry landscapes of yellow and orange rock and its whitish sand by the turquoise sea portray a marvelous setting.The tour starts with a transfer from your hotel to a small port in El Yaque where you will take the boat to navigate until Playa La Punta, in Coche Island. Playa la Punta is a long white sand beach, well known for its excellent conditions for windsurfing.The rest of day you will spend it at your leisure.The tour includes transfer to Coche Island, light breakfast, animation, music, buffet lunch, open bar (softdrinks, rum and beer) lounge chairs, beach umbrella and transfer to Margarita Island’s hotel.

$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Margarita Island Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: La Playa El AguaThis tour takes you to the main towns of Margarita Island. After a morning departure from your hotel, you'll be driven north to the town of Pampatar, well known for its shopping malls as well as San Carlos Borromeo Fortress, a Spanish fort built between 1662 and 1684 that nowadays serves as museum. You'll also visit to an artisan production center where you can admire the island's pearls and other typical craft work. Next you'll continue through El Valle del Espiritu Santo, the spiritual capital and place of honor for the Virgen del Valle, patron saint of the island. Your excursion then takes you to La Asunción, the capital, and a visit to Santa Rosa Castle, one of the seven forts built during Spanish rule to defend the island against pirate attacks. Enjoy walking around La Asunción’s cathedral, one of Venezuela’s most ancient. Round out your day with a trip to gorgeous Playa El Agua, giving you plenty of time to relax on the beach, You'll also have a chance to explore Fortin de la Galera in Juan Griego.Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Fortin de la GaleraThis tour takes you to the main towns of Margarita Island. After a morning departure from your hotel, you'll be driven north to the town of Pampatar, well known for its shopping malls as well as San Carlos Borromeo Fortress, a Spanish fort built between 1662 and 1684 that nowadays serves as museum. You'll also visit to an artisan production center where you can admire the island's pearls and other typical craft work. Next you'll continue through El Valle del Espiritu Santo, the spiritual capital and place of honor for the Virgen del Valle, patron saint of the island. Your excursion then takes you to La Asunción, the capital, and a visit to Santa Rosa Castle, one of the seven forts built during Spanish rule to defend the island against pirate attacks. Enjoy walking around La Asunción’s cathedral, one of Venezuela’s most ancient. Round out your day with a trip to gorgeous Playa El Agua, giving you plenty of time to relax on the beach, You'll also have a chance to explore Fortin de la Galera in Juan Griego.Duration: 8 hours

$53.34 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Tour Adventure Including Laguna La Restinga National Park

Our tour begins in the capital of "La Asunción" to travel to the plaza "Plaza Bolivar" and its cathedral, continuing to the Santa Rosa fort. You will know the Valley of the Holy Spirit, where you will find the basilica of the Virgen del Valle.Then, you will travel to the Marine Museum and then move to Laguna La Restinga National Park to take a boat ride that lasts 30 minutes while watching beautiful and multiple mangroves. At the end, you will continue to Punta Arenas beach where you will enjoy a cool bath.We will stop at Juan Griego to observe the beautiful sunset at Fort de La Galera.The duration of this tour is 8 hours.Includes transportation in units of comfortable vehicles, beverages (soft drinks, water), professional guides, lunches with multiple menu such as fish, chicken, land and barbecue at sea, with two side dishes (salad and carbohydrates). Beach tents and chairs ready when you visit the beach of Punta Arenas.

$100 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Coche Island

Live the experience to know the wonderful island of Coche, on board of the Moon Dancer Catamaran, to disembark in the beautiful La Punta beach where you will have beach tents and chairs, open bar service, recreative services with the most careful attention. Departure from the Isleta docks at 8:30 am, with a travel duration of 1 hour and 10 minutes approximately to Coche Island, and returning at 4:30 pm at the Isleta docks.  Includes: Hotel transfer to the Isleta Docks. Boat transfer from Isleta Docks to Coche Island. Snack on board. Open bar with local drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Music and entertainment. Beach tents and chairs ready for you. Buffet lunch in the restaurant. Party Beach. Duration: 8 hours approximately.

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