ISA World Bodyboard Championship – the La Jolla, California (USA)-based International Surfing Association (ISA), in conjunction with the Venezuelan Surfing Federation (FVS), held this event at Playa Parguito every October since 2012, in recognition of the growth of bodyboarding and other water sporting activities in Margarita Island. Many of the world’s best bodyboarders show up […]
Horseback Riding – the tour outfit Cabatucan Ranch (located 2 km. west of the seaside town of Guayacancito) provides visitors with horseback riding excursions at the more isolated western end of Margarita Island. Visitors have the option of going horseback riding by the beach, or in this area’s mountainous terrain. See Cabatucan Ranch’s website for […]
Gran Casino Margarita (Hotel Macano, Calle Los Uveros, Urb. Costa Azul, Porlamar) – this was formerly the Hilton Hotel, before former Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chavez nationalized it and changed the name to the “Hotel Macano”. The casino is still open, with over 200 gaming machines, and 35 table games (which consists of blackjack, Caribbean stud […]
Estadio Nueva Esparta (Av. Fajardo, Porlama) – this 16,100 seat stadium hosts mainly baseball games, and acts as the home of the Bravos de Margarita team (which is part of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League). The Caribbean Series, a baseball tournament featuring professional teams from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela, is […]
Bodyboard Pro Festival (Playa Parguito, Margarita Island) – every September or October, this bodyboarding competition is held by the International Bodyboard Association (IBA) in conjunction with the Venezuelan Surfing Federation (FVS) and the Latin American Association of Bodyboarding (ALB). Both local and international bodyboarders compete in this event.