The capital, La Asunción is a few kilometres inland from Porlamar. It has several colonial buildings, a cathedral, and the fort of Santa Rosa, with a famous bottle dungeon. Monday 0800-1500, other days 0800-1800. There is a museum in the Casa Capitular, and a local market, good for handicrafts. Nearby are the Cerro Matasiete historical site, where the...
Golf can be played at the Isla Bonita Golf and Beach Hotel, where there is an 18-hole, par 72 course in the Valle Pedro González, T657111, open to all.
Horse riding is organized through the desert, mountains and beaches of the Peninsula de Macanao and the wilderness area of Cabatucán, beginners welcome, T819348.