Cultureremains of old Indian's cultures cannot offer the country, because these of her conquerors were exploited quite early up to the last head of the arrow. For Margarita vacationers interesting is above all the cultural heritage from the Spanish colonial age, as for example the castle Santa Rose (see. La Asuncion), the fortresses La Galera (see. Juan Griego), San Carlos de Borromeo and La Caranta (see. Pampadar), the churches Virgen del Valle, San Juan Bautista, the cathedral San Nicolas de Bari (see. Porlamar) as well as numerous buildings in the capital of La Asuncion. A little bit unwieldy, but not without charm is the visit of Nueva Cadiz, the first town founded in 1528 on Cubagua of the island group. Art lovers should not fail to visit the Museo de Taking Contemporaneo Francisco Narvaez in Porlamar.
Climate and GeographyThough the low amount of precipitation of on an average 700 mm in the year pleases the visitors, but not the inhabitants of the island. Agriculture is possible almost only in the fertile valleys of the Zentralgebirges in the eastern part. The lion's share in fresh water is pumped by gigantic pipelines with a flow capacity of 3,000 l per second of the mainland on the island. A large part comes from the mountains Cumanas. The so beloved trade wind with wind surfers strongest blows with El Yaque in the southeast of the island as well as on the nearby neighbouring island Coche. Margarita lies beyond the hurricane belt and remains spared from the so dreaded cyclones in the Caribbean space. Also who plans excursions on the mainland should know which climate expects him: The temperatures are defeated there also by only low variations which are almost exclusively height-conditioned. Two seasons, the rainy season from May to October and the drying time from November to April, alternate. Though the downpours during the rainy season continue mostly only briefly, then fall down, however, cloudburst-like on the earth. The air humidity during these months mostly amounts more than 90% and makes any kind of the physical activity the drudgery. The coast around Puerto la Cruz is touched by the trade winds and is hot in general and dry.
Geographically Venezuela lies in the north of South America between the equator and the Caribbean sea. It is three times bigger than the whole of Germany, however, has only one quarter so many inhabitants. 72 islands belong to the state area and Margarita by far the biggest one is followed (by Cubagua and the lot Roques archipelago). Isla Margarita himself covers a surface of 934 km2 on which about 280,000 people live. The biggest east west expansion amounts to 67 km, to the farthest north south expansion 33 km. Actually, Margarita exists of 2 islands which are connected by a 18-km-long sandy stripe and a bridge. In between there lie the mangrove marshes of the nature reserve La of Restinga. Only the eastern island part disposes of a relatively well developed tourist infrastructure. On the scanty western peninsula Macanao you will find no hotels, but mostly deserted, partly only by cross-country vehicle accessible sandy beaches and a few tiny fishing villages. Economy Isla Margarita lives mainly on the fishing and on the tourism. The fish nourishes not only many islanders, but goes partly also on the mainland and in the export. The waters are rich in tuna, red perch, sea pike, mackerels and sardines. In the coastal segment with Juan Griego particularly many shellfish and molluscs are found like crawfish, cancers, Gambas and mussels. Not free of charge Nueva Esparta disposes of the biggest fishing fleet among all federal states of the country. In the tuna export Venezuela stands worldwide at the third place behind the USA and Japan. Since beginning of the eighties the tourism branch wins as an employer and source of income more and more in meaning.
Have you already known?Venezuela - a country of the superlatives:
- country of the oil and beauty queens
- one of the cheapest South American countries
- 50 litres of petrol cost to approx. 1 euro
- the highest waterfall of the world (978 m high)
- different climate zones - from the mountain snow in the Andes up to the everlasting sun on the Caribbean coast
- an easy legalisation in the country of Venezuela
the Caribbean paradise:
- zone free of hurricane
- duty-free zone (import tax only 5 %)
- constantly growing real estate prices
- of everlasting summers the whole year (24-29 degrees)
- with 180,000 inhabitants approx. 11,000 European emigrants
- the third-nicest beach of the world, Playa El Aqua * Kite surfing of the world class (beach El Yaque)
- 45 flight minutes up to the capital of Caracas or 2 hours with the Ferry up to the continent
- in in 2006 the island was called less than 5 mostly most popular holiday kinds of the world