Margarita Beaches

Última actualización: Martes, 28 Julio 2015 Escrito por Bruno Berroteran

BEACHES Nueva Esparta State (Margarita Island)



Nueva Esparta, Venezuela's only island state to 38 miles north of the mainland, is composed of three islands: Coche and Margarita Cubagua. Has an area of 1,150 km2 and more than 375,000 inhabitants. Its main economic activities are fishing and tourism. Margarita is a major tourist development of the country. La Asuncion is the capital of the state geopolitics, however, most commercial and social activity takes place in Porlamar, the main urban center of the island.

Nueva Esparta State was first designated by that name for Simón Bolívar, on May 12, 1817, comparing the courage of the people Margarita with the inhabitants of the Greek Sparta, thus paying tribute to his heroism during the War Independence. Sparta is the voice of Greek origin which was called the ancient city of Sparta, in the Peloponnese. Sparta is also a kind of broom used for braiding ropes.

As a free port and its economic development is mainly focused on trade, fishing and tourism. Its numerous natural monuments, large hotels, modern avenues, shops, restaurants, casinos and an array of exciting nightlife attracts visitors from all latitudes.


Margarita has 315 km of coastline, of which 93 are beaches which generally offer a large amount of services and sports and recreational activities. The eastern and northern beaches, calm waters, invite you to rest, while Macanao Peninsula are lonely places, largely underserved, where visitors can have a rest and spiritual body. All hotels in Margarita located on the coast, like the Hilton, the Dunes Beach Resort, or the Hesperia Isla Bonita, among others, have beautiful beaches, lush greenery and extensive list of services, are open to the public, respecting the Regulation of the hotel.

Playa El Yaque

Located near the airport Santiago Mariño, Venezuelan beach is the best-known internationally for its ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfng. The world's best practitioners of these sports are trained for several months a year on this beach of 500 mx 30 m which gives ideal conditions: white sand washed by calm shallow water where the wind blows consistently almost 365 days a year. The beach is clean and well maintained, tourist services are complete and even offer lessons in windsurfing and kite surfing for the more daring. Weekends and particularly on Sunday the beach is visited, we recommend avoiding those days. To discover.


This city, considered the island's commercial capital, was founded in 1536 under the name of Puerto de la Mar, which became over time in Porlamar. The city center is characterized by its narrow streets filled with shops on both sides. There get the best prices. In this city are the most famous avenues, its elegant shops and nightlife, Santiago Mariño and 4 de Mayo. To the east, there is now broad modern avenues and residential areas.


Located in Porlamar, after the beach the conch, next to the fishermen's association Puerto Valdés, this is a beautiful bay (250 mx 25 m) of calm waters where fishermen moor their boats. Its white sand and clear calm waters invite relaxation. As no vegetation is recommended to take umbrella and sunscreen. In high season we get vendors offering food. You can park your car without problems and without losing sight. Be sure to visit this beautiful beach.


Located on Av. Bolivar Porlamar is the main beach in town and meeting place for those who go out jogging, bike riding or weight lifting. It is a narrow strip of white sand over 1 km x 15 m that offers clear, shallow water. It has coconut trees are not enough shade. In general the area is clean and well maintained and easy to park their vehicles along the beach without losing sight. This beach is so large that it feels bathers, but the only drawback is its lack of tourist services.


Located in the sector before Pampatar Varadero beach, Moreno is named after a sailor of the same surname whose boat sank and ended up coming to this shore clinging to a piece of wood. This is a lovely white sand beach (100 mx 35 m), in the midst of extremely arid area and sparse vegetation, where only found some small Uveros. The sea, turquoise blue, is flat and moderate swell. The beach has no tourist facilities and parking is difficult, since there is no parking and vehicles must be left in the main street or sidewalk, which is very uncomfortable and dangerous for traffic, plus it can not be monitored from the beach.


It is just after Moreno beach in Varadero sector. Its name comes from the shape of angel with the rock on the right of the beach, considered a freak of nature for the residents of the island. The beach is a pleasant half-moon (680 mx 30 m) of white sand wetted by a sea level with moderate waves. On your right side is much appreciated young coconut (low height) to provide much coolness and shade. Left-hand side is completely clear, no vegetation. Full service account, such as rent chairs and umbrellas, restaurant and ample parking is not paved.


It is one of the oldest cities on the island. Its creation dates back to 1530 and most original original name was Port Royal Mampatare. Its inhabitants have always lived on fishing, and the temperate waters of the bay Pampatar allowed to anchor their boats without the slightest concern. You can not miss.


Located in the Bay of Pampatar, is a pleasant city beach (450 mx 25 m) of sea level and serene, clean and wooded, offering a multitude of services such as rent chairs and umbrellas, restaurants, toilets and good parking located to the right on the beach.


This tiny beach Pampatar (80 mx 15 m) offers white sands and calm waters. The surf is very soft and deep sea. It is usually visited by families, as the small size of the place allows children quietly watch. Has services rent chairs and umbrellas, restaurants and health.

PLAYA clams

Located south of the east coast, 8 km from Pampatar, his name is due to the large number of live clams found on the seashore. Its extensive coastline (2 km x 30 m) is covered with a fine red sand and clear water and moderate waves offer a flat frequented by surfers. It has lifeguards, restrooms and restaurants, and you can rent tents and chairs. Along the shore you will find several large parking lots and unattended. In high season the police patrol the beach. The southern part is less crowded than the north. To discover.


Located north of Paraguachí, this white sandy beach (1.5 km x 20 m), relatively flat and moderate to strong waves, is frequented by surfers challenge the waves. The palm trees provide a pleasant natural shade, but also get services of rent chairs and umbrellas. The northern beach is more crowded than the south. Vehicles can park along the beach.


Located north of Puerto Firm, this beach is named after the Spanish conquistador Lope de Aguirre (the tyrant Aguirre), famous for his cruelty and arbitrary temper. Beach (900 mx 20 m) in the form of a crescent, is bounded by rough seas, moderate to strong waves, and has little vegetation, so it is recommended to bring umbrella. No services. Vehicles may be parked on the side. In Puerto Fermín is possible to hire boats to visit the Los Frailes Archipelago, located 13 km.


It is a small beach located at the exit of El Tirano, just before reaching Parguito. Fully protected, the beach, a narrow strip (400 mx 15 m), moderate swell, offers to his left clear, warm waters, ideal for snorkeling. others do not have many attractions. During certain times of the year near the shore are many algae that give a brown color. You can park your vehicle close without losing sight. It has no tourist facilities.

Parguito BEACH

"La Rumba" is the motto of this beach (1 km x 30 m), so fashionable in Margarita and because of that very busy, especially young people, who provide a relaxed and friendly. Located north of the town of El Tirano, is also very popular with surfers enjoying the waves. Provide all required services such as lifeguards, restaurants, rental tents and chairs, restrooms, showers, and ample secure parking. On the far left of the beach is a small hill where you can admire the coast. The beach is busy and traffic can even be found around the crowd of visitors.


This beach, the most famous island, owes its name to the large amount of water that once covered the region. Its fine white sand that extends over more than 3 km and 40 m, its beautiful palm trees and a shallow water and shaken up a feast for the visitor. It has very good tourist facilities, including the picturesque and colorful restaurants located on the edge of the coastline, volatile prices and different types of food, usually every season one stands out and becomes popular, the beach also provides multiple opportunities sports (such as surfing and volleyball) and entertainment (concerts, contests, various, etc.). The south is visited by Margarita. The younger the north, vacationers and families are concentrated in the middle. It is an essential stopping place, can not miss.


It is the capital of Nueva Esparta and the seat of regional government. It is a picturesque colonial city founded in 1562 which offers several interesting sites to visit, such as the Castillo de Santa Rosa and Nueva Cadiz Museum.


Located in the central west of the island, this beautiful town was the first capital of the Province of Margarita. With his name is revered Santa Ana, patron saint of motherhood, which attracts many visitors who come to seek the miracle of a child. Santa Ana is also famous for its production of hammocks. Do not miss it.


Located next to Playa El Agua, El Humo (400 mx 15 m), has moderate waves and little vegetation. A right side are the facilities of the resort Portofino & Portobelo. This beach, usually with very few visitors, has no service and cleanliness leaves much to be desired. Vehicles can park on the shore.


Located next to The Smoke, this tiny beach (100 mx 30 m) of white sand belongs to the condominium of the same name. The sea is deep and soft waves. Though not providing any service, is clean and well maintained. A perfect place for swimmers who want solitude.


Without doubt one of the most beautiful bays in Venezuela, renowned for its spectacular sunsets. Located north of the island of Margarita and protected to the east by the end Baul, this white sand beach and 600 mx 30 m, belongs to a nice fishing village. Temperate waters and no waves, however, are deep and challenge swimmers to take long walks. The tall vegetation is sparse, however offer some palm trees. Very well maintained and clean, has service restaurants, bathrooms, and rent chairs and umbrellas. If you seek tranquility is ideal because it is not very crowded.

Playa Guayacan

This beautiful beach is after Manzanillo, in the town that bears the same name. The beach (350 x 30mm), a beautiful stretch of white sand is lapped by calm waters and deep. The area devoid of vegetation but can rent umbrellas and chairs. There are good restaurants that serve directly on the beach. Perfect for people who want serenity.


To achieve this beautiful wild beach must get to point missing and instead of going to Playa Guayacan, turn right to encounter a path to be traveled on foot for about 20 minutes. You can leave your car at the beginning of the road, but taking all necessary precautions. Also exists the possibility to go by boat from Manzanillo or Guayacan. The walk is worth it, because this totally secluded beach will enchant you with its white sand and shallow water without waves. It has no service. To discover.


This is the Isla Bonita hotel beach, white sand, moderate surf and lined with beautiful palm trees that provide cool shade. It stretches over 700 mx 30 m, and the services provided by operators are complete. Considered by tourists one of the most attractive of the island is very well maintained and offers security and peace.


It is located north of Margarita, in the town of Puerto González, to the right of the lighthouse. This large white sandy beach (650 mx 30 m), is highly prized among young tourists who enjoy its excellent and comprehensive facilities. Relatively deep sea and surf is moderate to strong. At far right is the Hotel Isla Bonita and the far left the Dune's Resort, whose name comes from a very special feature of the area: the sand dunes formed by wind that carries the sand to the left of the coast. Recommended.


Located in the town of Pedro Gonzalez, left the lighthouse, this is an urban beach crescent (400 mx 20 m), calm water and not very deep. Protected by the point where the lighthouse, the beach with little vegetation in front of a beautiful boardwalk with colorful colonial houses, behind which vehicles are parked. Zaragoza offers many services, such as a lifeguard in high season, restaurants and rent chairs and umbrellas. Although less popular than its neighbor Puerto Cruz, offers less privacy due to the seawall.


Nueva Esparta state, located about 38 km north of the mainland and consists of Margarita Island, Coche and Cubagua, is the place chosen by the majority of the Venezuelan population and foreign tourists to spend their holidays, as a region offers great destinations, some of them away from the beaten path. This is the case Macanao Peninsula, the Restinga Lagoon National Park and Isla de Coche, three sites that let you enjoy beaches, ideal for rest and sports, as well as magnificent landscapes that provide unforgettable memories.


For several years is a place frequented by tourists. It is a beautiful beach of 400 mx 30 m, with deep water and moderate waves. The left side of the beach is covered with palm trees that provide shade, is a well maintained and has bathing facilities, showers, rental of chairs and umbrellas, lifeguards and good restaurants. On the west side of the beach are several caves to visit.


Boquita beach is located behind the rocky promontory of Caribbean beach. Leaving Caribbean beach to Juangriego discovered is a way that leads to this beach and desert paradise that has 1,500 mx 20 m. No services and no vegetation. It must carry everything you need.


Is an urban beach and pleasant (350 mx 25 m), surrounded by several tourist facilities offering all kinds of services. This beach is very near the town of Juan Griego.


The bay is famous Margarita by the beauty of sunsets and twilights. Fortin de la Galera is the place chosen by visitors to admire and where you can hear the story of the fort from the mouths of children in the area.

The bay is deep water and no waves, always cover all vessels anchored at the bottom. The urban beach is long (2.5 km x 10 m), walking for her residents and visitors, but its waters are the most frequented by bathers who prefer the beaches nearby that offer more privacy.


This is a beautiful beach with clear water with low construction and white sands of 300 mx 20 m. The sea has virtually no waves, thanks to the breakwater on the left side. Usually those who enjoy this beach are children of people who enjoy its warm waters. The place has no tourist facilities. La Guardia is the last beach on the north coast of Margarita, from there he began La Restinga.


Geologists say that in the past were two Macanao Margarita and nearby islands, but over time the plant and marine sediments formed a band that united the two lands. This strip is the beach and the park of La Restinga. Despite this Macanao stayed away from Margarita and its development until 1963, when they built the bridge that now links these two areas.

The population of the peninsula is small and lives mainly from fishing, tourism and the task has not been extended. The loneliness of its beautiful beaches makes it a great place for lovers of serenity and privacy. Surfers know it and very early in the morning choose one of the beaches for this sport. In Macanao landscape presents a harmonious contrast, combining dense vegetation in arid and desert.


It is a private resort has been a success. This is a small sandy beach (60 mx 25 m), washed by calm waters. The coconut trees were planted there sunshades. The site offers all the amenities necessary to enjoy a fantastic day: a hut that serves as bar and restaurant located at the entrance of the resort, where you can enjoy the view of the bay. It has with a spotless bathrooms and ample parking. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This beach is ideal for children for their safety, their size and calm waters.


It is the westernmost beach of the island and became, from a few years ago, in a busy place. It has white sand and calm waters and warm. In your bank you can find all services, including several restaurants and rental of chairs and tents. They also offer inflatable fun rides called banana. Holidays and weekends with secure parking. The left side of this wide beach of 300 mx 25 m, is for the fishermen leave their boats, so swimmers are advised to use the right side as always is more clear and safe.


These two peoples share the same stretch of sand, a wide inlet of calm water full of fishing boats anchored where they bathe their inhabitants. Although the area has tourism potential of most swimmers are the residents. It has some inns.


To reach this beach you must take a path that is located 2 miles from Oak Grove, north of the peninsula. It is a dirt road to the left of the main road, passable for all vehicles. The beach is a lonely expanse of white sand of 400 mx 25 m. The dark blue sea and moderate swell invite you to swim. The area lacks vegetation and services so it is advisable to carry everything you need. A few years ago some swimmers come to practice nudism in this site, but after the emergence of several small buildings on the edge of the beach was lost privacy that characterized her. The place is kept in good condition or clean.


The entrance to this beach is 5 minutes from La Mula and before reaching the center Makatao, but there is no sign that the point. The trail is in very bad condition, so it is advisable to go on a four wheel drive vehicle. Before reaching the dunes are distinguished from white water (500 mx 20 m), wetted by water shaken by a moderate swell. The coast, as in the rest of the peninsula, no vegetation and no services. Carmela is difficult to access by the lack of signs, usually arriving tourists are led by guides of the island.


The entrance to this beach is located after Makatao center on your left and heading north. It is a beautiful stretch of white sand (400 mx 20 m) that invites relaxation and solitude. On the shore, washed by calm waters of a strong blue color, no shading or tourist services. Usually the beach is clean and maintained, the people of El Tunal is very close, there you can get a fresh fish restaurant.


To the right of the people The beach is Tunal


Located west of Playa El Tunal, pumpkins have similar characteristics. Is 350 mx 15 m of white sand lapped by warm waters, with waves ranging from moderate to strong. The loneliness and isolation, distinguished. The area has no vegetation, but the wind blows constantly, which is very nice. On the beach not provide any tourist services, but is surrounded by desert landscapes where visitors check all the greatness of Macanao Peninsula.


It has an area of 18,862 hectares and was declared a National Park on February 6, 1974. Consists of a narrow strip of sand that connects the eastern part of the island of Margarita Macanao Peninsula, has three paths: the first at the El Indio, which is the pier where boats depart for rent tourist that cross the channel and the second along the coast from the El Saco to the town of La Guardia, and finally there is the route of Termite, you can go by car on the road leading to the town of San Francisco. From the beach of La Guardia de Tigre is an area of 27 kilometers, washed by calm waters, where many seashells. The west side of the beach is dirty, as the currents carry all the waste off the coast of Margarita to the beach. Among its main attractions are the four types of mangroves found in the red, black, white and buttonwood. Channels that are part of the levee are surrounded by these mangroves. Also there are species like the thistle, the alfilito, camber and cactus. There is also a fauna associated with mangrove roots such as oysters, clams, crabs, seahorses and a variety of fish as well as many seabirds and shorebirds. In addition, on the beach of La Restinga brings together the two turtles lay their eggs.


Coche Island with its 11 km long and 6 km wide offers tourists many attractions. Its name comes from an Indian word meaning "poison", hence it is thought that this animal was abundant in the island before the Conquest. Its main towns of San Pedro de Coche (the capital), the bug, Güinima, El Amparo and Guamache, the latter located in front of Chacopata (Sucre). The population of the island reaches approximately 7,000 inhabitants living mainly on fishing and salt production. The development of tourism is recent and has a good future, because car has great potential. Today many visitors windsurfing and kite surfing and there are some very adventurous windsurfers out of El Yaque (in Margarita) and after a 10 km reach their boards up car. Many of the tourists visiting the island are people looking for peace and quiet. Pair get there there are several options, one is the ferry from Punta de Piedras, other boats from. El Yaque (Bs F 20 round trip) or from La Isleta (cheaper) and generally the passengers are people who live in the area


It is a white sandy beach of 3 km x 25 meters, hit by a steady wind that will delight lovers of kite surfing and windsurfing. The conditions for these sports are excellent, the sea is flat, the wind blows parallel to the beach, allowing you to practice them without departing from the coast, the waves are gentle and the flow of boats is minimal. On the shore you can rent tents and chairs for the beach lacks vegetation, like the rest of the island. Tourists are offered a daily plan to visit car which includes roundtrip transportation by speed boat, lunch buffet at the Hotel Coche Speed Paradise and the right to enjoy the same facilities. The outputs are made from the Paradise Hotel Yaque Speed and reservations should be made.


It is assumed that the name comes from the meeting of couples come together on this beach, as well as the top of the ridge that is shaped like a heart. Car People said that the majority of the population of the island was conceived on this beach, located after San Pedro de Coche, just before entering the village of El Bicho. Formed by cliffs and surrounded by red soil, jade colored waters are calm and clear. This site actually offers two beaches (300 mx 10 m) protected from the waves as it is located on the south side of the island. There is no service resort on the sands almost always solitary.


A Playa El Coco is reached by a wide dirt road, 20 minutes after the Guamache. in the dry season is likely that the access is closed because they are abundant sand that makes the wheels of vehicles getting stuck. The scenery is breathtaking, desert plains and hills full of color to which people call "the Grand Canyon in miniature." It is a festival of colors, in the foreground you can see earth colors, purple and silver, and in the background the sea and sky with a range that goes from deep blue sky. Playa El Coco (300 meters x 15 meters) is great for swimmers for its warm. Away from the noise and the crowd has no service.


The Spanish founded in Cubagua New Cadiz City in the early sixteenth century, when the island had a high production of pearls. However, the intense burst quickly finished pearl oysters Cubagua. In 1541 Nueva Cadiz was destroyed by a tsunami, now you can visit the ruins of this city that lie beneath the sea. A legend says that when the fishermen heard the bells of the church of New Cadiz, which is made of water, means that fishing is good. Cubagua is located 15 km from the island of Coche and measures 9 miles long. Its few inhabitants live from fishing and a few of tourism, especially for travelers up diving. The island has a long coastline of white sand, clear water and calm and great serenity in the environment. It is very dry and has no vegetation, so it is recommended to take umbrella and cream to protect an intense sunshine throughout the year. Cubagua beaches are long and lonely, serene and crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling. No offer tourist services must carry everything you need, especially water.


This is a beautiful archipelago located 13 km off the east coast of Margarita. Administratively belongs to the state of Nueva Esparta, but federal agencies, but given its proximity to Margarita we mention in this chapter. It consists of eight small arid and uninhabited islands, visited only by sea birds, fishermen and divers. To go to Los Frailes is recommended to leave from the town of El Tirano in a fishing boat with which they have to negotiate.