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Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing (Margarita Island) – visitors interesting in kite surfing during their days at Margarita Island may want to visit Playa El Yaque – considered by locals and visitors are being an ideal spot for this sport. Various local kite surfing schools are at this beach to provide both lessons, as well as gear for […]

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Isla Margarita Golf Club

Isla Margarita Golf Club (Hotel Hesperia Isla Margarita, Playas de Puerto Cruz y Puerto Viejo, Margarita Island) — designed by Spanish architects Lopez Oliveira & Jose Canales this is an 18-hole (par 70) public golf course that operates on a first come-first served basis (perfect for visitors). Because the land here is flat and open, […]

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ISA World Bodyboard Championship

ISA World Bodyboard Championship (Playa Parguito, Margarita Island) – the La Jolla, California (USA)-based International Surfing Association (ISA), in conjunction with the Venezuelan Surfing Federation (FVS), held this event at Playa Parguito every October since 2012, in recognition of the growth of bodyboarding and other water sporting activities in Margarita Island. Many of the world’s […]

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Miragua Club de Playa

Miragua Club de Playa (Boulevard Playa El Agua, Calle Miragua, Margarita Island) – this venue, whose décor can be best described as “art gallery white”, is a trendy beachside lounge and restaurant for those who like “Nikki Beach” style beach sofas, Philippe Starck chairs and even candles – all against a backdrop of “Café del […]

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Fundación Bigott

Fundación Bigott (Calle El Vigía, Petare, Caracas) – for those who’d like to explore Venezuelan culture, a visit to Fundación Bigott may be worthwhile. Located within a colonial house in the Caracas outskirts of Petare, various workshops that cover the national culture are open, such as traditional celebrations, folk music, gastronomy, popular arts, and craftworks. […]

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Estadio Universitario

Estadio Universitario (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Autopista Valle-Coche, Caracas) – this 18,500 seat stadium, located towards the central part of Caracas (within the grounds of the Universidad Central de Venezuela), is home to the Leones del Caracas baseball team – which plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Despite Venezuela’s location in South America (a […]

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Ciudad Comercial Rattan Plaza

Ciudad Comercial Rattan Plaza (Av. Jóvito Villalba, between Pampatar and Porlamar, Margarita Island) – this shopping center, which has existed since the 1990s, has around 80 retailers (including some international brands like Clarks, Nine West, while the rest are local outlets). There’s also a play area for school children, art exhibits, musical events, and even […]

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Tabaco Club Cigar Lounge

Tabaco Club Cigar Lounge (Av. Principal de Pampatar, Cento Comercial Galerias Primus, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this is a haven for cigar aficionados – with cigars available from all the major cigar-making countries: from Cuba to Dominican Republic. Along with the lounge smoking areas, tapas and other Spanish delicacies are also served there, as well […]

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Gran Casino Margarita

Gran Casino Margarita (Hotel Macano, Calle Los Uveros, Urb. Costa Azul, Porlamar, Margarita Island) – this was formerly the Hilton Hotel, before former Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chavez nationalized it and changed the name to the “Hotel Macano”. The casino is still open, with over 200 gaming machines, and 35 table games (which consists of blackjack, […]

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Festival Vive La Danza

Festival Vive La Danza (Caracas) – held every June for a two week period, trained choreographers, dance schools, and others involved in the world of dance organize outdoor performances (at various public locations throughout Caracas) covering dance forms from Flamenco to Ballet, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, and contemporary dance. Since many of these locations are […]