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El Pacífico

El Pacífico (Boulevard Turístico, Playa El Agua) – located along the beautiful 3-mile beach known as Playa El Agua, this seaside restaurant serves seafood dishes such as pescado ahumado (smokes fish), langostinos al parchita (jumbo shrimp in passion fruit sauce), fresh grilled snapper, and other specialties. For those who want some other than seafood, pizzas […]

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Cucina Simpatica

Cucina Simpatica (Av. Francisco Esteban Gómez, Porlamar) – this restaurant serves a variety of Italian-influenced dishes, such as Tortelloni Queso de Cabra, Risotto Misto Mare, Ricotta & spinach ravioli with sauteed mushrooms, and other high quality delicacies & desserts (such as tiramisu).

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Catabar

Catabar (Av. Principal Joaquín Maneiro de Pampatar) – the meals served here have a heavy French influence. The front is its dining area (which has a wine section nearby). Further into the restaurant is a lounge area, for late night socializing. Among the dishes served there are white fish fillet sautéed in a light cream […]

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Arepas de los Hermanos Moya

Arepas de los Hermanos Moya (El Salado, Avenida 31 de Julio, Pormalar) – this is a modestly run road side restaurant that specializes in the Venezuelan fast food known as Arepas. Arepas are corn griddle cakes made from pre-cooked corn meal, cut in half, and stuffed with a variety of meats & vegetables (similar in […]

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TAXI

TAXI – most taxis that operate on Margarita Island are white vehicles with yellow plates. Many of them can be found at shopping malls throughout the island (such as Sambil and Rattan Plaza). Each taxi outfit has a fixed fare (which is usually found on the rear passenger window). A short taxi ride be remarkably […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate on Margarita Island: Amigo’s Car Rental: (58) 295 269 1451 DG Car Rental: (58) 295 414 7155 Eurolosan Rent a Car: (58) 295 269 1075 MargaritaCars.com: (58) 295 264 6038

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Museo Pueblos de Margarita

Museo Pueblos de Margarita (Av. Simplicio Rodriguez, Vía Taguantar, Juan Griego, Nueva Esparta) – this museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the peoples that migrated to Margarita Island over the centuries (learning about the indigenous people who originally populated the island, the waves of Spanish conquistadors who settled there, and the Africans who […]

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Margarita Marine Museum

Margarita Marine Museum (Boulevard EL Paseo, Boca de Rio 6304, Nueva Esparta) – this museum was opened in 1994 by its founder (marine biologist Dr. Fernando Cervigón), with contributions by the Venezuelan state, as well as private benefactors like Movistar. It educates students on the marine life that exists at nearby waters (ranging from mollusks […]

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La Asunción Cathedral

La Asunción Cathedral (Plaza Bolívar, La Asuncion 6311, Nueva Esparta) – this church was founded by a member of the Dominican catholic order (the priest Juan de Manzanillo) , and was originally built by 1571. This is the oldest church in Venezuela, and one of the first in the Americas. It was later destroyed by […]

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Iglesia San Nicolás de Bari

Iglesia San Nicolás de Bari (Plaza Bolívar, Porlamar) – this neo-gothic church (built in 1853) is one of the main churches located in the town of Porlamar. The previous church was built in the 16th century and destroyed by French pirates when it raided the town in 1555. The church was named after the patron […]