Margarita Island is the largest island in the country and it is considered one of the most popular vacation spots for Venezuelans; especially because of its status as a duty-free port and proximity to the mainland. Most of the island's residents live in the more developed eastern part of the island, which includes the large cities of Porlamar, Pampatar and La Asunción. There is a large number of tourists around Christmas time, Holy Week, and from July to mid-September. There are at least 50 beaches on the island, which has 171 kilometres of coastline. Playa El Yaque is famous for being a good spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Playa Parguito, Playa Caribe, Playa Punta Arenas, Playa El Agua and Playa Puerto Cruz are also very popular beaches. Crowds of people, large malls, fancy nightclubs, and large hotels at the beach are basically the most characteristic elements found on this Caribbean island. Beach umbrellas and chairs are available on every beach. To get to Margarita, you can easily take a flight from Caracas. Our agency can book your flights, accommodation, meals and excursions upon request.