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Playa Parguito

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 … Continue reading Playa Parguito

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Playa El Yaque

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 … Continue reading Playa El Yaque

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Playa Guacuco

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 … Continue reading Playa Guacuco

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Playa El Agua

Playa El Agua – this is a popular beach at the northeast part of Margarita Island. It’s long, has lots of sand, with restaurants and other amenities (beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.), as well as areas to play seaside sports like volleyball. Swimmers should keep in mind that since this beach faces the Atlantic Ocean, the … Continue reading Playa El Agua

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Playa Caribe

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.

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Kite Surfing

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 … Continue reading Kite Surfing

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Isla Margarita Golf Club

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 … Continue reading Isla Margarita Golf Club

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ISA World Bodyboard Championship

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 … Continue reading ISA World Bodyboard Championship