A holiday in Venezuela

Isla de Margarita – the Pearl of the Caribbean

History: Christopher Columbus discovered this island on his third journey, on August 15, 1498. He named it La Asuncion. Since it was the day of the religious festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he thought it would be appropriate to name as such the island. Yet, considering the abundance of natural pearls he found on the coast, Columbus changed the name of the island to Margarita one year later. The island covers nearly 934 km2 and measures 62 km from east to west on its longest side and 32 km at its widest point. The highest mountain is 900 m. The average annual temperature is 27 degrees C, however, a permanent cool breeze coming in from the sea makes the climate pleasant and mild all year round.


Margarita is famous for its beaches. Margarita is an island and thus fringed by beaches, which offer something for everyone. Beaches with or without waves, whether high or low, crowded or deserted, with deep or shallow waters, with lukewarm or warm water, windy or windless… you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for.

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Margarita is ideal for walks. Castles, churches and nature – all sights and pretty spots are within easy reach and connected by wonderful walking paths. Its charming landscape and perfect conditions for water sports make the island extremely popular with tourists.



Playa El Agua

The island’s gem is its 4 km long Playa El Agua. Oyster vendors open up the shells of the seafood in front of their customers. Women wear colourful pareos. Boys pass by with ice cream, beer – bien fria (very cold), or coca cola. And the Margarita pearl – ever-proliferating as it seems – is offered for sale on showcase trays by the vendors. The Playa El Agua is the perfect stage for strollers, bikini beauties and musclemen.


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