Los Roques, located 145 km from Caracas, gathers all predicates that translate the Caribbean before being populated. The Venezuelan coast has calm sea, with gradient blue and green, sandy white, and a temperature ranging between 29 and 34 degrees centigrade. Addition of 42 islets The archipielago los roques venezuela has 250 shoals, reefs, calcareous sediments isolated in the Atlantic natural pools, multicolored fish and corals. Therefore, it is considered to be a paradise for divers.
What makes Los Roques an extraordinary place is the huge expanse of tranquil sea, the presence of ponds, and, undoubtedly, is a dream place for lovers of windsurfing and fishing.
The only inhabited island is Gran Roque, where is the airport. And even then, only 1,600 people live there. Still unknown, the archipelago, which was transformed into a national park in 1972 and has controlled access, does not know what a huge hotel or a ship that does cruises. In Gran Roque, there are some restaurants, but it is the only vehicle that the garbage truck at dawn on 31/12 turns into float and residents and tourists leaving behind the truck to “sweep” the bad things of the past year. This is a great tradition of Roques people. Many of the inns and restaurants are run by Italians which ensures that paradise has good food, good espresso and decent accommodation.
To get to Los Roques, if you do not have your own boat, you can use commercial flights from Caracas to Gran Roque. It is an unforgettable sight for variety of blue tones you can see from the plane. Coming to the paradise of Los Roques, there are some islands that no tourist can miss.
Check out the islands more pleasant and visited from Los Roques;
Most of the population of Los Roques is the island of Gran Roque, the administrative capital of the archipelago. The natural wealth of this place is huge, being the only marine reserve area, where you can observe cetaceans and seabirds. It is on this island that the hotels are concentrated and daily tourists come by boat bound for the other islands with the famous “fridge full of delicious kitutes and drinks prepared by the inn. Be sure to enjoy the sunset from the hill where we find the lighthouse.
After Gran Roque, the most visited island is probably the Francisquí, located a short distance to the east and quick access. What are striking in the island are the colors of its waters. The dark blue and deep is alternate in with turquoise. The sand, originated corals, is very white and has the particularity of not warm, however the sun is strong. Francisquí is the ideal place to practice snorkeling and deep. But visitors can also enjoy sea bathing, of the sun or lounging under a shade. In this area, can be practiced activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing or diving, enjoying the impressive fund of coral that give the water a spectacular turquoise.
One of the most beautiful islands of Los Roques is Crasqui. Situated at a small distance, to the west of Gran Roque, you arrive after sailing half an hour. In Crasqui, you find a “restaurant” that is more like a kiosk where you can enjoy the catch of the day and a delicious lobster, plus the special attention of Juanita. In the same place, you can rent the equipment for the practice of water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, rowing in kayak or paddle boats. Another thing that stands out on this island is the number of birds, as the groups of pelicans, occasionally, flying simultaneously in search of its prey.
Where there are the turtles that can be seen with snorkeling. It is a fascinating place for those who like to practice diving, sunbathing and getting into a paradise by the afternoon.
A reef near the Gran Roque, with many corals and sponges, Furthermore, the place has a rich fauna with white sand up to 20 meters, and plenty of information about dive.
With sandy white and surrounded by water with spectacular shade of blue, and lighthouse in the background scenario is worthy of postcard. It is the only island in the archipelago that has natural source of freshwater.