This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Margarita Island. To help you make friends with Margarita Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Margarita Island (Isla Margarita), Venezuela (in Spanish, Isla de Margarita), is located in the Caribbean Sea, off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. It is considered a tropical paradise with outstanding beaches and a bustling tourism industry. Besides tourism, fishing and construction are important sources of income for the local economy of this crisis-ridden country. There are many Venezuelan tourists, but international tourism is growing. The easiest option to get to the island is booking a flight to Porlamar. Santiago Mariño Caribbean International Airport is situated in the southeast near Porlamar, the largest city on the island. The airport offers frequent flights to Caracas, the capital of the country; for this reason, check out flights to Caracas and connecting flights to Porlamar if you travel from abroad.
The island is famous for its beaches. You can visit more than fifty beaches and enjoy the beach life. Do not forget to take some sunscreen with you, as the sun in the tropics is very strong. Relaxing in the sand, trying out the local cuisine, or enjoying the sunset with a nice drink are the classic activities for tourists on the island. You can also visit some important landmarks such as the castle Castillo de La Asunción from the seventeenth century and the neo-Gothic church Iglesia del Valle from the nineteenth century.
The island has some popular tourist centres where hotels and guesthouses are clustered. The municipality in the southeast, Mariño, as well as in the northeast near La Mira and the beach Playa El Humo offer numerous hotels of every kind. You can book smaller places as well as large, fancy resorts. Generally, the Margarita Island (Isla Margarita), Venezuela hostel industry is not very developed on the island. Most accommodations are hotels and guesthouses, so you won't find many hostels in Margarita Island (Isla Margarita), Venezuela. You will find your Margarita Island (Isla Margarita), Venezuela hostel in the northeast right near the beach Playa El Cardon. This spacious Margarita Island (Isla Margarita), Venezuela hostel offers rather clean facilities and satellite TV.
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