Margarita has a big choice of beaches. There is one for everyone: With or without waves, with or without crowds, with or without wind, with or without hotels, with or without facilities (restaurants, shades, chairs...) 

In this page we will take you to most of Margarita's beaches, starting from Porlamar and going around the whole island.

Legend:

 

Surf Waves
Windsurf Recommended for small children
Crowded Shades and chairs

 

La Caracola - Playa Moreno

Located nearby Porlamar. You can find several beach clubs and restaurants, where you will be able to eat and enjoy your day with the whole family. A good option if you are staying in Porlamar and don't want to go far away.

 

       

Location within Margarita: Porlamar and its surroundings
Lodging nearby: Under construction

Pampatar

This bay is dominated by the Castle of Pampatar. Shared between fishermen and swimmers. Calm waters with no waves. Ideal for a quick bath or with small children.

 

         

Location within Margarita: Porlamar and its surroundings
Lodging nearby: Under construction

 

Playa Guacuco

One of the fine beaches in Margarita: close to Porlamar, coconut trees, not as crowded as other beaches north, with waves. An excellent choice, you should try it.

 

   

Location within Margarita: Porlamar and its surroundings
Lodging nearby: Under construction

El Tirano

A relatively small beach, but very pleasant and not so crowded. The best part is used by the guests of the Barcelˇ Pueblo Caribe hotel. 

 

       

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Barcelˇ Pueblo Caribe 

Playa Parguito

Nowadays one of the fashion beaches. Smaller than Playa El Agua, nice waves, it is the surfer's choice. Very good restaurants and kiosks with unsalted water showers.

 

   

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Hesperia El Agua - Posada de Do˝a Romelia

Playa El Agua

This is Margarita's classic beach. Preferred by many. Very long. A round trip walk from one end to another can take more than one hour. Water sports. Definitely a "must'. However, beware it is a dangerous beach.

 

     

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Hesperia El Agua - Posada de Do˝a Romelia

Playa Manzanillo

A fishermen bay that is starting to be used more and more by beach lovers. Not so crowded and very pleasant. Similar to Puerto Cruz. 

 

         

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Hesperia El Agua - Posada de Do˝a Romelia

Playa Puerto Cruz (Isla bonita - Dunes)

Close to the village of Pedro Gonzalez, is located this fine beach. It serves one of Margarita's best hotel and resort. Not so crowded with facilities and water sports. 

 

       

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Hesperia Isla Bonita

Playa Caribe

One of the fashion beaches. Close to Juangriego. Waves and nice restaurants.  

     

Location within Margarita: North
Lodging nearby: Under construction

La Restinga 

Located in a national park, it is the longest beach in Margarita (22 kilometers). It has waves and with many shells under the sand. You can reach it by land, through the Macanao peninsula or by boat, through the mangroves of La Restinga. Definitely an "absolute must".

       

Location within Margarita: La Restinga
Lodging nearby: None

 

Playa La Pared

 

Very nice beach, not known at all. Located north of the peninsula of Macanao. No facilities and almost nobody. A good choice if you want to be far from the crowds. There is a restaurant nearby. 

 

         

Location within Margarita: Macanao
Lodging nearby: None

 

Punta Arenas

For those who are looking for a good beach, nice sand, not so many waves, this is probably your best choice. The long trip from Porlamar (70 km) is definitely worth.

 

       

Location within Margarita: Macanao
Lodging nearby: Posada l'Oasis

 

El Yaque 

Just behind the airport is located one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. The beach is not so crowded. No waves. Very pleasant, specially if you don't mind the wind. Recommended for small children, because it is not deep at all. Nice coconut and palm trees. Very good restaurants.

 

     

Location within Margarita: El Yaque
Lodging nearby: Barcelˇ California, El Yaque Beach, Casa Rita 

 

Coche 

Although it is not located in Margarita, for many it's Margarita's best beach. White sand, blue see, nice breeze, not so crowded. If you don't want to stay in Coche, you can take a highly recommended "day tour".

 

       

Location: Isla de Coche
Lodging nearby: Under construction