Los Roques

Los Roques

One of the most memorable experiences you will ever have in Venezuela is a visit to Los Roques. Be transported to somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean with nothing around but blue waters and white sand flats. Los Roques Archipelago is known for its incredible tropical marine and biodiversity. You will love the snorkeling here!

Itinerary

Day 1. Caracas- Los Roques

Our tour starts with a 45 minutes flight from Caracas to Gran Roque in Los Roques Archipelago early in the morning; after meeting our representative you will walk for a few minutes to our selected accommodation for check in.
Our tour starts with a boat trip to a nearby key where you can relax and enjoy the sea from the comfort of your chair protected with an umbrella and enjoy our boxed lunch. Go out for snorkeling to explore the island’s waters by swimming among schools of tropical fish and other marine life. Return to Gran Roque and balance of the afternoon on own. Dinner and overnight at your chosen posada.

Day 2. Los Roques- Caracas

After a fueling breakfast at your posada, Go out in an early walk around Gran Roque and enjoy the Sea Gulls, Pelicans and Boobies diving in the sea looking for fresh fishes with the sunrise light before breakfast. Feel free to visit a nearby key in an optional boat trip that starts around 10am. Boxed lunch on the beach, chairs and umbrella are included. We return to Gran Roque right on time to check in for our flight to Caracas with spectacular views of Los Roques from the air.

2 days in Los Roques seem too short?

Are you diver? Honeymooner? You just simply want to relax  How about 1-2 extra days in the paradise?We can arrange it for you.
I suggest all my clients take between 3 and 4 days maximum. The sun is strong and a long stay here may not be that good for you. Diving is superb, we are about to upload some diving instruction courses in this web soon.
Los Roques is definitely a must do in Venezuela.

Ben Rodriguez
Director

Things to do in Los Roques

Diving and Snorkeling

This is a must-do activity when traveling to Los Roques. You absolutely should not miss the Caribbean barrier reefs enclosing the islands, and experience steep walls on the eastern and southern flanks. You will be encountering multicolored coral reefs and schools of fish, including imposing submarine caves.
We can also organize a PADI Certification if you spend longer time in the Archipelago.

Island Hopping

One of the most affordable and well-liked activities on Los Roques is taking a trip to the cays and islets around the island. Cheaper day tours could be availed from small boats, also called a “Peñero”, at the main docks for only $10 to $30 per passenger.

Overall, diving, snorkeling, trekking and island hopping are the best activities to do on the Los Roques Archipelago.

Los Roques
Los Roques

Hiking

If you want to feast your eyes on superb views of the nearby islands, pristine lagoons and the entire Caribbean Sea, then trekking the Gran Roque should be included in your itinerary. This also allows you to see the lighthouse on a hill at the heart of the island. The most recommended activity is watching the glorious sun set at the peak of Gran Roque.

It is free and you don’t need a tour to join.

Where to go in Los Roques

Noronky

Despite its small size,  Noronky offers paradise-seekers a great deal to be pleased about. The white, sandy beach generally remains low-key and uncrowded thanks to its distance from Gran Roque. The lack of crowds allows the marine life to remain abundant, so if you bring your snorkeling gear, you can come face-to-face with countless tropical fish. If you’re lucky, you may even spot sea turtles gliding by. Take your own refreshments, as the area offers few food options.

Los Roques
Los Roques

Francisky

Spend a day in the water at the beaches of Francisky. White sandy expanses outline the shores of the island, where shallow waters make this attraction appropriate for families with children. Take a boat to one of the many dive spots and view the island from below the water.

You’ll find restaurants on the island so you can plan for meals.

Crasky

Lounge on the exotic Crasky, situated on the island of Grand Roque and offering smooth white sand and crystal clear water. Swim and snorkel among the coral, starfish, rays, and other colorful fish species, or soak up some sun on the milky white sands. You can indulge in fresh seafood in the rustic beachfront restaurant, explore the nooks and crannies of the island, or try to spot sea turtles, pelicans, and large seashells.

Los Roques
Los Roques

Cayo de Agua

Located in the south-western zone of the archipelago, two islets very well connected by a sand corridor, in a territory totally immersed in nature, completely surrounded by crystal clear waters.It is no coincidence that is among the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Dos Mosquises

Also known as The Turtle hatching island, there is a park station and an archaeological whereabouts as well as a magnificent beach are all there.
There is a landing strip on the island for small aircrafts, laboratories, service areas, accommodation and a room for the raising of turtles which usually awaken much interest among visitors. In the breeding tanks one can see the three different types of species most common in the archipelago. On a trail that goes from the breeding area to the east coast of the island there is a place built with Botuto shells (big conch shells) where turtles become acclimatized before they are freed.
You can visit this island together with Cayo de Agua as a full day tour in Los Roques.

Los Roques

Tour info

Travel light as the weight limit is only 10 kilos per person including hand luggage.
Airlines are not flexible about it.  
Sun protection is as important as your passport!

Read/ Download our “What to pack?” Checklist here

Although the weather tends to be favorable throughout the year, the best time to go to Los Roques for a beach holiday runs from mid-February to May, in fact, it is the driest and out of the period of hurricanes, which, however, are very rare.

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We are adding a blog post about Los Roques soon.  Any information you need about this tour please contact us. 

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Very easy!  Simply relax with the blue and emerald waters. 

Small airplanes for 6-14 passengers.

Once you reach Gran Roque (the main island) you will have to walk to your posada. Distances are very short, probably 3- 5 by foot. 

Boats in Los Roques are made of fiber glass with 150HP or more Out of Boards.  They are operated by locals. 

 

Well selected tourist category hotels in between all destinations.
They all are small and run by local families.  

Wikipedia at the moment is probably the best source of information. 

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Includes

Excludes

  • Accommodation:
    Tourist Category posadas with private bathroom

    Transportation

    Flight Caracas -Los Roques / Los Roques – Caracas

    Meals

    As outlined in the itinerary (B,L,D)

    Excursions & Activities
    Boat trip to a nearby island on Day 1 +Chairs, umbrella and Boxed lunch

    Luggage: Up to 10 kilos maximum per person, including hand luggage. 

  • International air tickets
    Travel insurance (mandatory)
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks,
    limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, extras
    National Park fee and airport taxes, allow US$ 50 per person in total
    Snorkeling equipments
    Extra overnights and/ or assistances before /after   

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