Margarita Island Water Park (Parque el Agua Isla de Margarita)
Open to the public since 2001, Margarita Island Water Park is a family-friendly attraction off the coast of Venezuela, offers something to appeal to visitors of all ages. Young children can enjoy the Kid’s Zone, daredevils will be thrilled by the 60-foot-high water slide, and parents can chill out floating along the Lazy River or sitting in the hot tub.
Margarita Island Water Park is only open three days a week, so visitors should purchase admission tickets in advance to guarantee entry and skip potentially long queues.
Things to Know Before You Go
Margarita Island Water Park is a great option for families in Venezuela.
Visitors under 31.5 inches (80cm) enter for free, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
There are lockers, showers, a gift shop, and several restaurants on site.
Margarita Island Water Park is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Safety in Venezuela, particularly along the Colombian and Brazilian borders, has come into question due to crime, civil unrest, and poor infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of State. Travelers considering a visit to Venezuela should refer to their government’s travel advisories for the latest information.
How to Get There
Margarita Island Water Park is situated on the northeast coast of Margarita Island (Isla de Margarita), close to El Tirano beach. Most travelers on the island find it easiest to get there in a private vehicle: The park is a 30-minute drive from Porlamar, the island’s most populous city.
When to Get There
Margarita Island Water Park is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. High season on Margarita Island runs from July to September, and Easter and Christmas are also busy days at the park. For a quieter experience, visit outside of these peak times.
Beaches on Margarita Island
There’s plenty for water babies and sun worshippers to enjoy on Margarita Island in addition to the water park. In fact, the island boasts over 50 beaches: Try windsurfing on El Yaque Beach, enjoy the shallow waters and surf off of Playa Parguito, or party on Playa Caribe.