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La Restinga Lagoon National Park - Isla Margarita
Pictures, a video & info from a visit to Parque Nacional Laguna de la Restinga located on Margarita Island, Venezuela.

 

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La Restinga Street Sign

 
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La Restinga Parking Lot

 
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Lagoon Boat Tours Sign

 

La Restinga Lagoon National Park is located in the middle of Isla Margarita in between the populated eastern half and the relatively deserted Macanao Peninsula on the western side of the island.

We visited the Laguna De La Restinga Parque Nacional during the Road Unlimited 4X4 Jeep Tour of Isla Margarita.

At the time of our visit, a 30 minute boat ride through La Restinga Lagoon cost 50,000 Bolivares (about $15-25) or 70,000 ($20-$30) Bs. for an hour long ride.

The boat tour included a guided passage through the mangrove canals and an optional visit to La Restinga Beach.

All of the canals or "tunnels" have love themed names such as "Tunel De Los Enamorados" (Lovers Tunnel).

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National Park Info Sign
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Small Fishing Boats
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Lagoon Tour Boats
Some of the wildlife that can be seen on a La Restinga Lagoon boat tour include pelicans, bright red starfish, seahorses, and seagulls. Most of the boat captains will pull over to the mangroves and find seahorses or starfish for the tourists to examine.
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Small Minnow In Water
If you're not with a tour group, the price of admission into La Restinga is just a $2 national park entrance fee. Laguna De La Restinga is also a good place to shop for souvenirs since there are several vendors set up near the main entrance. We bought two very nice Margarita Island beach towels including one that has a map of the island on it.
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La Restinga Lagoon
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Tour Boat Operators
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Mangrove Trees
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Seahorse
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Canals
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Canal Through Mangroves
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Pelican Resting
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Bird Flying Above
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Seahorse In Mason Jar
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Pelican Floating In Lagoon
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To watch a video clip from our visit to La Restinga Lagoon National Park, click on the link below. The movie is encoded in the Windows Media (WMV) format, runs about 3 minutes long and has a file size of 50 MB. To download the video to your hard drive, right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".
 

La Restinga Lagoon National Park Video Clip - Isla Margarita, Venezuela
 
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Tourists On Boat
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