There's a good reason why Margarita Island is known as the "Pearl of the Caribbean." With 50 beaches - many of them still unspoiled - and the perfect conditions for windsurfing, visiting here is like stumbling upon a rare jewel.
Visit the Castillo de San Carlos Borromeo, in Pampatar. Built in the 17th century, the fort was used for protection against pirate attacks and has impressive views of the beach and harbor.
Venezuela's currency is the Bolivar (VEB).