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 defeat of the Spanish on 31 July 1817 led to their evacuation of the island, and the Félix Gómez look out in the Sierra Copuy.
Isla Margarita (Margarita Island) Venezuela is a mountainous tropical Caribbean island paradise located off the north shore of Venezuela. Margarita is blessed with an average of over 320 days a year of sun, beautiful tropical beaches lined with palm trees like Playa el Agua or Playa Parguito and a temperature that is never too hot or too cold.
IslaMargarita.com has information on hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation houses, apartments, tours, car rentals, gold nuggets, activities (such as scuba diving or snorkeling, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, etc.) and properties for sale on Isla Margarita. Some of our sites also have pages in other languages so if you feel more comfortable in Spanish or German they may have it.
ISLANDS MAGAZINE says: "Venezuela's Isla de Margarita has plenty of beauty and beaches - and just a bit of an edge. Discover the Caribbean isle that moves to a South American beat." (Jan/Feb. 2003).
"Known for its reputation as a island getaway, Margarita, Venezuela offers the same amenities as its Caribbean neighbors: all-inclusive resorts, excellent white sand beaches, watersports, natural parks, a golf course, but all at a fraction of the price. Vacationers are benefiting from the economy's steep decline, and often visitors can even find inexpensive scuba diving adventures." (Dec. 1, 2005)