is a small coastal town in the state of Sucre
. It lies on the southern coast of the Gulf of Cariaco
, across from the Araya Peninsula
. The nearest city is Cumaná
, about 20 kilometers to the east. The narrow, winding road that connects Cumaná and Carúpano
passes through the town. Marigüitar has a large fish-processing plant owned by Mavesa, which is a subsidiary of Empresas Polar
, the largest food and drink company in Venezuela. The fish processing
plant serves as the principal source of employment for the town's residents. A small fleet of buses, pick-up trucks, and privately-owned cars provide transportation from the town to the surrounding communities and to Cumaná.