When it comes to bird watching, buying, and diversity of actions, Isla Margarita is the clear champion. The island can be reached readily via a routine ferry from the mainland town of Puerto La Cruz or through numerous daily flights from Caracas, Barcelona, or MaturÃn. Local tradition is mainly Venezuelan, but also has a heavy laid-back Caribbean vibe. As a result, Margarita is also significantly safer than most destinations in mainland Venezuela.
It does possess some wonderful shores, but truthfully can not reach Los Roques or La Tortuga in terms of raw beauty. What it unaffected charm of the two destinations that are other and lacks in breathtaking remoteness, it makes up for with the appeal of a larger island with a lively culture, a wide array of purchasing opportunities, and extensive actions for non-birders.
And undoubtedly, bird watching.
With such diversity of habitat, as well as the close proximity to the mainland (Margarita lies just 14 miles north of the shore), avian diversity is high. Some 209 species often occur, including one internationally threatened species (Yellow-shouldered Parrot) and several other uncommon species who’ve strongholds in Margarita.
Should your travels consider you to Isla Margarita, the site guide below should provide you with a starting place to perform with.
Playa El Yaque has rapidly grown from a sleepy hamlet to one of the premier beach destinations in Margarita, thanks to the discovery of consistently near perfect conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing. Happily, this boom hasn’t gotten out of control, and is largely confined to the area immediately adjacent to the seashore.
As one walks uphill away from the shore, paved routes begin to become spotting scopes review dirt tracks, many of which drift from township and into forest habitat and comparatively intact thorn scrub. Some ramble along the shore east of town and dead-end in some little pockets of sand that make for incredibly secluded private beaches. Others weave through stands of acacia, cacti, and desert washes, and head north towards the airport. All are best for dry-state birding.…