Isla Margarita, Venezuela

Isla Margarita, Venezuela

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You know what you'll be drinking on Isla Margarita!

Who wouldn't want to visit a place called Margarita Island? This beachy destination is about 25 miles off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea. Isla Margarita vacation rentals will be on 1 of 2 peninsulas, and with the island's 100-plus miles of coastline, chances are you'll also be near the water. And as a bonus: it's below the hurricane belt, so the only thing you need to worry about is sunscreen. The eastern peninsula is a bit more populated, being home to the largest city of Porlamar and the capital, La Asuncion.

Soak up the culture and a whole lotta sun

La Asuncion is a great place to soak up some Venezualan culture, with its restaurants, churches, and musems. Use the Por Puesto (shared taxi) service to get you around. The Conejeros Market in Porlamar is a great place to shop for local goods, and you can hit up 1 of Porlamar's casinos or amusement parks, too. But this is the Caribbean, so you're probably here for the water. With 50 or so beaches that range from strips of isolated sand to areas crowded with local artisans, golfers, surfers, and fisherman, you'll get your pick of tropical delights.

Grab a board, kite, or sail and get your surf on

Laguna de la Restinga National Park divides the 2 peninsulas and it's a cool place to explore, with mangroves rising from peaceful waterways. It also has famous breast-shaped hills known jokingly as Las Tetas de Maria Guevara. For surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing, check out the waves at the beaches of Playa El Agua and Playa El Yaque. Visit the Royal Fortress of San Carlos Borromeo, a seaside colonial structure from the 1600s. The island's most popular beach is Playa Punta Arenas, a wide beach with gentle surf.

Rainfall has taken a permanent rain check

Rain, rain, go away. Isla Margarita gets approximately 320 days of sun each year, which doesn't leave a lot of days for precipitation. When it does rain, it'll be in the winter or between July and October. Don't look to the thermometer for any variation either, as it only ranges from about 70 to 90 degrees. Because the area is so close to the Earth's equator, make sure you protect yourself from the sun's powerful rays. The most popular time for Isla Margarita vacation rentals is at Christmas, Easter week and, of course, the summer, when many Venezuelans head here for holiday.

This beautiful national park is literally for the birds

The 360 square miles of Isla Margarita are divided into 2 peninsulas, separated by Laguna de la Restinga National Park, which is primarily a large salt lagoon with mangrove-covered canals. It's also an important bird habitat, and home to egrets, herons, scarlet ibis, and flamingos. Isla Margarita vacation rentals on the east side are surrounded by tropical trees and flowers, while the west side is more of a desert with some stunning white-sand beaches. The island has low mountains that are a few thousand feet high, such as Macanao Peak and San Juan hill.