Isla Blanquilla, Venezuela

Blanquilla is an island, one of the federal dependencies of Venezuela, located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea about 182 miles northeast of Caracas. It is a limestone island shaped like an arrowhead and is known for its white sand beaches, clear water and excellent snorkeling and diving.

The island's wildlife includes local cacti and iguanas, as well as wild donkeys and goats. Its reefs are notable for their black coral, which is used for jewelry and other crafts.

The island can be crossed by 4WD to visit Beach El Yaque for snorkelling, and Beach La Lisa for food and more snorkelling around the coral reefs.

Things to See and Do

* El Yaque Beach
* Snorkeling and diving
* Beach La Lisa
* View island wildlife

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bolívar fuerte (VEF)
Language – Spanish
Population –approx
Land Area – 186.47 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 58

Port Location – The port at Margarita island is El Guamache.

Transport Links – Blanquilla island can be accessed by boat from Margarita island.

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