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Laguna de la Restinga

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Address: Margarita Island, Venezuela

Visit this natural lagoon in La Restinga National Park, which lies on the...

Visit this natural lagoon in La Restinga National Park, which lies on the isthmus that adjoins the Macanao Peninsula to East Margarita and features canals lined with mangrove trees.

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Beautiful and peaceful.

Beautiful and peaceful worth doing to see the pelicans and other wildlife and the staff were happy to show you everything.

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Beautiful and peaceful worth doing to see the pelicans and other wildlife and the staff were happy to show you everything.

Thank Loza59
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Romantic boat ride with great chance to experience the local wildlife and take in the culture of the island

Thank ambikarampaul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

La laguna de la restinga This one of the best visits in Margarita. The boat trip is calm and you have time to enjoy the journey and appreciate the landscape. This part of the island is rich in birds and fish and there are thousands of oysters grabbed to the roots of the manglares. This tour includes some excepcional passages... More 

Thank Mauricio C
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This visit was part of a tour through the island, as such it was nice, a short boat trip in the salt lagoon. The water is not clear and you don't see much, some birds and a couple of small red starfishes, we also saw a crab munching on some oysters that grow on the manglares roots and a lot... More 

Thank Norma7610
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We took the tour boat and we stay at the beach. The beach was spectacular with no service, broken chairs and the offer to eat only fish very expensive and not fresh. They have a lot of Guacuco at the beach, and they don't offer any soup or tostones.

Thank Alex S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is magical and filled with wonders. Get on a boat ride to the shore. Have the locals cook for you. The water is clear and good for snorkeling.

Thank ccbn8c
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Nice trip through the Mangroves. Oysters, Starfish and Pelicans. Beach break for cold cervezas. Only about $5 USD pp great deal

Thank Yellowkni
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We visited Margarita Island while on a cruise, and La Restinga was the highlight of our whole trip. We took a speed boat through the mangroves. The boat was small, just three of us, and the boat driver. The boat driver stopped at various points to point out the oysters, or to catch water creatures in a jar for us... More 

Thank travelerKristenB
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

If you're going to go anywhere then go here. The boat owners know the area like the back of their hand and often have had the boat handed down through the family over generations. The boats are pretty fast when they want to be and small enough to get in to the narrow routes amongst the mangroves, there's lots of... More 

Thank MyBlueSoul
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Our boat trip was wonderful. Very interesting, our guide showed us the oysters clinging to the tree roots in the lagoon and pointed out starfish in the clear waters. He also scooped out a seahorse, popped it in a jar for us to admire and photograph and then released it back into the lagoon - what a highlight to see... More 

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