Margarita Island: A tropical Caribbean paradise surrounded by warm crystalline waters
Located off the northern shores of Venezuela in South America, Margarita Island is a tropical Caribbean paradise that boasts over 320 days of sunshine each year. Like many cruise destinations in the Caribbean, Margarita Island is surrounded by warm crystalline aqua waters, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving.
Leave your luxurious MSC cruise ship for the day and escape into the ocean, marveling at the diverse and colorful life beneath the waves; to make the most of your time away from the ship head to the best beaches, found on the east coast. Joining in water sports is made easy by hiring equipment on the beach, so take your pick from surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving or fishing.
Shopping on the island is a holidaymakers’ dream as Isla de Margarita is a duty free port where you can find discounted prices at up to 20% less than in mainland Venezuela. Look out for branded goods, watches, jewelry, perfumes as well as great handicrafts in the town centre and even Cuban cigars.
Families and nature-lovers may like to visit La Restinga National Park. This large natural lagoon is viewed by boat and is filled with mangroves, oysters, sea horses, fish and many birds.
If you’d like a more organized day out, join us on one of our excursions around Margarita Island; not only will you enjoy the best deals on top sights, but they offer a relaxing way to view the island and one where everything is taken care of – which is what a vacation is all about!
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