Tips & Tricks
Playa Parguito — this popular beach is located on the northeastern part of the island. Like Playa El Yaque, aside from swimming, visitors here also engage in water sporting activities – from windsurfing to bodyboarding. In fact, a major bodyboarding competition, ISA World Bodyboard Championship, has been held here every October since 2012. According to […]
Playa Guacuco – this is considered one of the better beaches at Margarita Island (not far from Pampatar and Porlamar). It isn’t as big a beach as El Agua or Parguito, but is less crowded, and has lots of tree cover. Even though the waves here are not as strong as elsewhere, some surfers and […]
Playa Caribe (Juan Griego) – this beach is close to the town of Juan Griego (Spanish for “John the Greek”). There are several restaurants and bars near this beach. Deck chairs are available for rental, and water sports enthusiasts can rent out jet skis. This is a popular location to watch sunsets.
Isla Margarita Golf Club (Hotel Hesperia Isla Margarita, Playas de Puerto Cruz y Puerto Viejo) — designed by Spanish architects Lopez Oliveira & Jose Canales this is an 18-hole (par 70) public golf course that operates on a first come-first served basis (perfect for visitors). Because the land here is flat and open, golfers simply […]
Playa El Yaque – this beach is located on the south side of the island. It is not as busy as Playa El Agua (for example) and the waters are calm (suitable for families with children). This beach also has hotels, restaurants and other amenities close by Because of the prevailing winds in this part […]
Kite Surfing – visitors interesting in kite surfing during their days at Margarita Island may want to visit Playa El Yaque – considered by locals and visitors are being an ideal spot for this sport. Various local kite surfing schools are at this beach to provide both lessons, as well as gear for rent (if […]