The federal state of Neuva Esparta in Venezuela comprises of a number of islands like Coche, Cubagua and the Island of Margarita. Isla Margarita or the Margarita Islands is the largest amongst them.
The island of Isla Margarita is located towards the Northeastern coast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is La Asuncion and it is situated in the valley of a river. The island is formed from two peninsulas. It has a population of approximately 4,20.000 and the majority of them live towards the eastern part of the island, which, is comparatively more developed. The important cities in this island are Porlamar, Pampatar, La Asuncion, the capital city of the island and Juan Griego. Isla Margarita is said to have been discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498, during his third voyage to America.
Isla Margarita, as its name suggests, is a true romantic getaway. The island is referred to as “The Pearl of The Caribbean” and has about 106 miles of coastline, interspersed with about 50 beaches. It is an ideal place for tourists on a romantic escapade. It combines into one the beauty of the blue Caribbean Sea and the mountainous terrain. It is in every sense a Caribbean paradise. Continue reading ISLA MARGARITA – The Pearl of The Caribbean