Los Roques Travel Guide

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Los Roques Overview

Consisting of a chain of enchanting tropical islands, Los Roques can be found in the Caribbean Sea and is situated approximately 165kms to the north of mainland Venezuela. This part of the world is famed for its intense natural beauty, and people travel here from all over the globe to soak up the sun on one of the pristine sandy beaches and to explore the colourful coral reefs.

 
Los Roques is steeped in rich history, which is evident in the area’s buildings and cuisine. Seafood plays a large part in many of the dishes here, which are flavoured with local spices and served piping hot with unique flare.

Things to do in Los Roques

Scuba Diving Los Roques – The waters that surround Los Roques are teeming with a whole host of colourful marine life and coral, making this the perfect place for scuba diving. Local companies offer trips for everyone from novices to experienced divers.

 
Snorkel Los Roques – It is easy to either hire or buy snorkelling gear in Los Roques, and the cool, clear waters off the main beaches are great spots to snorkel.
 
Windsurf Los Roques – Windsurfing kits can be hired in Francisqui Abajo, and windsurfing is a great way to discover the intense natural beauty of the Los Roques island chain.
 
Turtle Sanctuary – Situated in Dos Mosquises, the Turtle Sanctuary is maintained by the Fundacion Cientifica Los Roques. The staff here are dedicated to breeding several species of marine turtles, and visitors are treated to guided tours.  
 
Yacht charter in Los Roques – Los Roques is home to one of South America’s oldest yacht charter companies, and yachts can be chartered here throughout the year.

Hotels in Los Roques

 

Budget Hotels Los Roques
Posada Karlin – A clean, comfortable place with home-cooked meals included in the price. Tel (58) (414) 2877554.
 
Midrange Hotels Los Roques
AcquamarinaRasquiIsland Chalet – A charming beachfront chalet offering just three stunning ocean view rooms. Tel (58) (412) 3101962.
 
Luxury Hotels Los Roques
Posada Albacora – A stunning five-star property that comes complete with excellent amenities. Tel (58) (414) 2826131.

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