Los Roques is an archipelago of Venezuela, located in the Caribbean, at 168 Km (100 miles) north of La Guaira, Caracas´ port. For its beauty and ecological importance it was declared national park in 1972.
To reach Los Roques, if you don't have your own yacht (or a friend with one), you can take commercial flights from Caracas, Porlamar (Margarita) or Maracaibo. The arrival from the air is spectacular, thanks to the variety of blues than you can see (See aerial views).
The archipelago has more than 50 islands. The most important, El Gran Roque (The great rock) is the only one populated and is where the airport is located. The other important islands are Francisqui, Nordisqui, Madrisqui y Crasqui. (See Map). However, don't limit yourself to those keys...
You can get to a small and close called Rasquí, where there is only a small lodge with a couple of rooms. It is as close as you can get to a private island
Vista del Gran Roque seen from Rasquí
Acquamarina Rasquí Island Chalet
You can also go to Cayo de Agua (water key), a desertic and beautiful key
Cayo de Agua
Cayo de Agua - Picture taken by Felix Antonio Hernandez Medina
You can even explore a very small key that has only sand and beautiful waters
Emerging from the water
You can go the "Dos Mesquises" a key where the Los Roques Cientific foundation has a program called "adopt a turtle" where you can contribute, helping the foundation that preserves their life
Los Roques a paradise of crystalline waters and white sand
What makes Los Roques such a wonderful place is the huge extension of peaceful waters, the presence of lagoons, small islands and beaches with white sand (from coral origin), and crystalline waters with incredible colors.
White sand beach at Gran Roque - Picture taken by Geronimo Rosales
To the left, a white sand beach. To the right, corals under the water.
Fauna - Picture taken by Felix Antonio Hernandez Medina
Starfish - Picture taken by Felix Antonio Hernandez Medina
Los Roques is water sports
Los Roques is an ideal place for snorkeling, fishing, windsurfing, or kite surfing.
Bonefishing - Picture courtesy of Justin Mc Carthy
During the season (November to April) don't lose the opportunity to eat a lobster in Los Roques.
Los Roques: a national Park
As Los Roques is a national park, there are some rules for any construction. You will not find luxury hotels, but only a big assortment of inns, ranging from very simple to others more sofisticated that take pride in their gastronomy
Evening in the Roques
Birds eating - Picture taken by Iris Ramos
Almost all the "posadas" (inns) are located in Gran Roque, where small boats depart for all the keys and islands. You can also stay in Rasquí or in a yatch or sailboat, traveling from one island to another
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