Route & dates
18 days in Margarita Island & Los Roques National Park Itinerary
Start: Margarita Island
Margarita Island— 14 nights
Fly + foot + bus + Fly: 4h 15min
Los Roques National Park— 3 nights
Fly + bus + foot + Fly: 4h 15min
End: Margarita Island
Pearl of the Caribbean
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.Relax by the water at Playa el Yaque and Playa Parguito. Fortín La Galera and Basilica Virgen del Valle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Sambil Barquisimeto in Barquisimeto (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Laguna de La Restinga. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Playa El Agua, tour the pleasant surroundings at Guacuco Beach, look for gifts at Sambil Margarita, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Margarita Island journey planning website .
If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport and General José Antonio Anzoategui International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Margarita Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Margarita Island
Centro Sambil Barquisimeto
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Los Roques National Park
Indulge in a relaxing, tropical vacation in Los Roques National Park, a stunning chain of more than 300 coral islands.Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to El Palafito and then step off the mainland to explore Cayo De Agua. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Noronky Beach and then explore the ancient world of Faro Holandes.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Roques National Park trip website .
Traveling by flight from Margarita Island to Los Roques National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Los Roques National Park
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