Isla Margarita Things to Do

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    Playa El Agua

    by Saringuis Written Oct 22, 2005

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    El Agua is one of the preferred beaches is Margarita. It is large, has many palm trees, a lot of sand, food service, entertainment, etc. Without nobody stablishing it, there are three zones. The beginning of the beach is where local people go: prices tend to be cheaper. The middle zone is more family and toursit oriented and the end is where all the youth meet. However, no matter where you decide to stay, walk along the beach. You will enjoy it.
    Like in other beaches, at El Agua there are kiosks. Find out what services they provide. In general it will be chairs, shades and a restaurant. In others you might have fresh water to take a shower when leaving.

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    Angel Falls

    by gcmm Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    One trip that i would recommend is the Angel Falls trip.
    This is a full day , leaving very early and taking a flight over the falls.
    you will also enjoy a boat ride, along Canaima's Lagoon.

    You also get to hike through the jungle/ forest and go swiming in El Sapo waterfall!!! 
    It was a great experiance.
    We got to see many differnet things along the way.

    Angel falls
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    Playa El Aqua

    by Jarin Updated Aug 30, 2003

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    Playa El Aqua, north-east of the island, is one of the most known beaches. Palm trees and white sand, calm, crystal clear blue sea, so you can once in a while take a swim to cool down.
    On this beach you have many restaurants. As this is a large and popular beach, there are many beach vendors coming along to sell you all kinds of articles, starting from fresh coconut, fruit, sun glasses, swimming wear, all kind of clothing, souvenirs – you name it, they sell it. It sounds quite disturbing but it isn't, just do not pay attention they pass by.
    When we arrived, at abt 10.00 o'clock, the beach was practically empty, as you can see on the picture, however within one/two hour(s) the beach was pleasantly crowded.

    Playa El Aqua
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    Down on the Farm

    by fitbod Written Jan 21, 2005

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    This "park" was a working plantation, or conuco, in Isla Margartia. The farm is run in the traditional farming method of Venezuela.

    The farm houses several animals, some quite unusual, as well as grows many fruits and vegetables. Of course you are afforded the opportunity to touch, taste and smell all of those....Go on now! give it a try!

    I had the chance (or misfortune??) to have a Boa Constrictor around my neck!!! YIKES!! (For a good laugh, you must see my photo on my Isla Margarita page!)

    This farm was interesting anf fun. The guide (a member of the family) was very nice and helpful with answering silly "tourist" questions. As a matter of fact, I met several family members working that day on the farm.

    A small plantation, conuco
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    Go to the Beach!

    by lelyramires Updated May 1, 2005

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    The beaches are the best thing in Margarita!

    My favourite ones (and I gues the most popular ones) were Parguito and El Agua.

    They are one next to the other and they got good structure, some restaurants around it, which will charge you from 15,000 to 25,000 Bolivares for the beach chair and umbrella - but if you don't bring your own beach umbrella, it's worth paying it for it!

    the water and sand are clean and nice. In Parguito they have some surf instructors, for the place is great for surfing.

    I've also been to El Yaque (which is pronounced El Jacke), whic is good for windsurfing - they also got instructors - for the water is plain like a swimming pool and shallow, which is good for kids, or just to relax. the water temperature is also warmer than all the others.
    I loved it there cuz I could see starfishes (and actually I caught one in my hand - of course I put it back in the water) and little fishes swimming around.

    I would just like to say that, if you do smoke, please, DO NOT DUMP CIGARRETTE BUTTS ON THE SAND. It is just not polite, respectful and not to mention disgusting. Be a good tourist.

    Island of Coche... Hummm... Well, I am not the best to talk about it.
    I went there on a all inclusive boat trip and when we arrived, we stayed at Punta La Playa, which had nothing but a beach volleyball net and the beach chairs with some umbrellas and absolutelly nothing else (not even a bush) that could make a shade from the sun.
    The beach was great but 1 hour after we arrived many people were arriving with boates, sailboats and jet skies and when I realized the beach was full of dead sea vegetation and jellyfishes (some were already dead on the sand, some still in the water) and they were huge. Volleyball huge, you know. I guess it was cuz of the boats, I don't know... but it kinda ruined the water for me.
    I hope other people have better luck.

    Playa El Yaque

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  • Living in the bush!!!

    by luckytip Written Oct 19, 2003

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    Well i have seen a few remarks about the excursions offered on the island but none about the Orinoco Delta, they offer a 2 day excursion which i know may seem expensive at approx £200 per person but folks believe me when i say it is a must! I will remember it for the rest of my life!
    We visit different countries but do we really see the beauty and different cultures! On this trip we did, We travelled in everything possible from a 32 seater plane to an 8 seater plane, from a coach to a minibus and last but certainly the most exciting their motorised dug out canoe's. This was our honeymoon and obviously wanted it to be memorable and believe me this is one trip you will always remember!
    We fished for piranhas, caught a crocodile watched the sunset from the boat in the middle of the Orinoco Delta and the finale was an electrical storm, have you ever sat in complete silence in the middle of a huge lake with nothing by lightening above you? Unbelievable.
    We flew by angel falls which was an amazing site and walked behind the waterfalls.
    If there is one thing i recommend to anyone visiting Margarita or Venezuela this trip is a once in a life time experience, so dont miss out!

    What a Sunset!
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    Laguna de la Restinga

    by Jarin Written Aug 30, 2003

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    It is a wonderful nature excursion to a lagoon and the beach (which is full of shells) of the National Park La Restinga. This lagoon connects the peninsula Macanao with Margarita in the north.
    You can hire a boat (quite noisy) to explore the labyrinth of mangrove canals, which have various names, such as Jardin de Amores (Garden of Love) or Canal Mi Dulce Amor (Canal of my Sweet Love) and to see fantastic tropical flora and fauna.

    Laguna de la Restinga
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    Juangriego

    by Jarin Written Aug 30, 2003

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    This small town is situated at the wonderful bay of Juangriego (Bahía Juangriego). It is full with fishing boats. The sunset is here magnificent and the best place to see it is from the Fortín de la Galera, a small fort on the hill in the bay.
    It was here where THE Libertador Simón Bolívar set his first steps on the mainland with his troops, when he left his exile on Haiti to start his freedom fight against the Spaniards. However the town is called after the freedom fighter Juan Griego.

    Juangriego
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    La Isla de Coche

    by Jarin Written Aug 30, 2003

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    Isn't it luxurious? Sitting in swimming pool and looking out to the beach, where you see on the shore your boat (schooner) (if it is just for one day).
    This small island is abt 10 km south of Margarita. This is a day trip on a small, luxurious boat (schooner for abt. 10 people). You are extremely well taken care of by very friendly personnel (the captain and his girlfriend plus the hostess) and they do everything to make your trip by boat and the several hours stay on the island unforgettable.

    La Isla de Coche
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    Playa Parguito

    by Saringuis Written Oct 22, 2005

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    Playa Parguito is a beach for teenagers and surf. It has restaurant, shades and less salespeople(which doesn't mean they aren't any!!). In one of the beache's end there is a small hill with a nice view of the beach and of El Tirano. Don't miss it

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    Rent a Jeep (a must do actually)

    by Renteboy Written Feb 25, 2003

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    It is not that expensive to rent a jeep for more than 1 day! If I'll ever go again I should rent a car at least 5-6 days! you can see places where no one has been before!
    Go West end you'll find lonely snorkel beaches, safari roads, ...
    Go South and you'll find Porlamar and other larger cities...
    Go... central and you can make a jugle trip!! or eat at the peak of the island (unknow by 99% of the tourists!! a must!!)

    common jeep 4 rent Oops, wrong turn put it on auto-drive en enjoy the ride :-) me driving
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    Love at the Mangroves

    by Renteboy Written May 1, 2006

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    I think it was a half day excursion. You can visit the mangroves of the island which are scattered with oysters in the “Parque Nocional La Restinga”. Lots of sea birds and a stunning background of the mountains of the island is a “must do!”.

    As this mangroves consist of many channels and local naming refer in most cases to names, these where given names of woman or love-names.

    La Restinga, National Park La Restinga, National Park La Restinga, National Park nah, I did not eat it :-) La Restinga, National Park
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    El Valle

    by Linse Updated Feb 4, 2006

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    In the city El valle is the beautiful church called "El valle del espiritu Santo" or the marzipan church because of it´s colour. Inside the church is the holy "Virgen de valle" who the pope have declared as a saint. People bring her presents and she´s known to cure peoples diseases and once a year she´s carried around in the city to honour her.

    The Marzipan church The Virgen del valle up in the window

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    Desert Fever

    by Renteboy Updated May 1, 2006

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    As green the East side is, the red is the West side.
    At East this place is almost the contradiction of the other side. It is almost one big dessert bordered with beaches and scattered with large hills and mountains. If you hire a jeep, you can drive around this part on the only road there is, which circles that area!

    Desert Beachboy Hidden place at the East (you have to clime 2 see) desert(ed) place two conquistadors
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    Go to the Beach!!

    by ChileAle Updated Jul 11, 2006

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    Playa El Agua and Parguito are kind of twins, very similar and pretty beaches, with good surf, full of beach restaurants and those hideous clubs that monopolize most of the sand with their shades and lounge chairs-for rent (overwhelmingly empty, yet the flood they place with them, what a waste of labor!). Anyway, there is a wide strip of sand (wider and whiter at Parguito) and they don’t cover the whole beach. Still, you can grab a spot at the edges of the beach, under the shade of a palm tree… hhhmmmm…

    Parguito is a big surfer and bogey board spot, and also has more of a local/young vibe. It can be hideously crowded on holidays, but the rest of the time seemed quite empty and with a more authentic feel. Best empanadas we got on Margarita from a push-cart vendor in the south side of the beach.

    El Agua has a more mainstream feel, plenty of tourist-oriented restaurants and beach clubs, and vendors that I found to be quite non-intrusive. Strip of sand is narrower and has much more of an urban feel.

    El Yaque is awesome if you are meant to windsurf and/or party round the clock. Beach is narrow, there is not much of a town and beach restaurants are are piping loud (and 70ish) music. Much more of a young and foreign crowd though, as opposed to the all-inclusive stereotype people in the rest of the island.

    A great secret we figured out as a plan B for rainy days is to head to El Yaque, it's always sunnier and drier, as you may conclude from the (nearly nonexistent) vegetation behind it. Never failed.

    There are a couple of beaches between Manzanillo and Juan Griego, where the Dunes resort and the Hesperia Margarita are, which are in semi-enclosed coves and have a wonderful sand, very recommendable, though there is nothing there but the resorts.

    Nothing to say about the rest of the beaches (Juan Griego, Punta Arenas, La Pared, etc), they have calm water, little or no waves and are generally used as fishermen pads.

    Horseback riding @ El Agua Locals in Parguito Swerving the windsurfers in El Yaque
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