National Park

natural parksBeing the biggest National marine park in the Caribbean. The Archipelago of Los Roques. Tourism has replaced fishing lately as the main economic activity. Locals were not involved in tourist activities until 1992. Today more than 40.000 travelers visit Gran Roque every year and accommodate in any of 75 available lodges or small hotels, locally called Posadas.

Today - Gran Roque has more than 800 permanent residents and its tourism services are now finally having an overhaul thanks to the new Government and Jefatura.

female defaultSeen from the sky the archipelago is a rectangle that only has its main island populated in the upper right corner, which corresponds to the northeast, called Gran Roque. Where the local people are living there, including the accommodation in Hotel and lodges available to the visitors, there are three dive shops and now several supermarkets and other services.

The archipelago has 55 keys, 300 sand banks, shoals, and small patch reefs, also has atoll structure protected by two main reef barriers (South and East) to protect the open sea and the tide, creating an internal calm bay, clear waters and a fascinating biodiversity.

Turquoise waters, the solitude and privacy of its islands have attracted the attention of many tourists and boaters from all over the world who seek to know this fantastic place.

The highest elevation of the park is the island of Gran Roque, which owes its name. You can divide the portion of land into two sections: one east, flat and suitable for construction, where the runway and the people, and moreover the West, including the elevation of land that forms a steep cliff in the northwest side.

In terms of size, this park is one of the largest in the Caribbean Sea with about 221,120 hectares in total, offering a wide range of landscapes and natural attractions that make this a privileged place in the Caribbean.

Accommodation special offer for all Posadas. If you are staying minimum 10 nights in Los Roques we can offer you one additional night, prices are with round trip flight..
There are two plans available for this special offer:

Full Board: All included, lodging in room with private bathroom & AC. Breakfasts, lunches & dinners. Boat transfer to nearby islands, beach chairs & umbrella, In/Out assistance at airstrip.

Half Board: Included lodging in room with private bathroom & AC. Breakfast & dinner. In/Out assistance at airstrip. Ask for special qoute!

It’s a great pleasure to welcome the new Jefatura in Los Roques as a replacement of the old worn out Autoridad Unica. It is also a great improvement that Gran Roque is now the Capital of the Territorio Insular Miranda, which includes  Los Roques, Tortuga, La Orchila and Las Aves. This will boost the tourism and fishing industry here.

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Top Voted on the Island

Dona Carmen

Best Value Hotel in Los Roques- Posada Dona Carmen -

I am not completely sure what people are complaining about. Posada Dona Carmen was much better than I thought it would be after reading all the negative reviews. The rooms are spacious, clean, with AC or fans. Rooms number 5 and 6 are beach front. They give breakfast and dinner. The food is better than typical Venezuelan posada food. meals were typical Venezuelan breakfasts, Arepas, cheese, soem kind of meat and eggs. Dinners were usually three courses, an appetizer, a main meal, and dessert.
The Posada has that main square on one side and the main beach (from whcih you catch your boats to the swimming beaches) on the other. That makes it ideally located for carrying heavy coolers to the boat, getting drinks or supplies from the local stores, and joining the party in the Plazas in the evenings. The most popular bar on the main island is right next door which can get loud, but our rooms were mid hotel and back so we never heard the revelry.
The people who rated this posada very low must not have traveled in Venezuela much. I think that the others who said they were disappointed were expecting something more like a Holiday Inn. We have been living in Venezuela for years and we thought this Posada was on par with any we have stayed at in this country.
You have to remember that Los Roques is generally very overpriced. beers are twice what you would pay on the mainland, ice is a precious commodity, and all lodging is at lest double what an equivalent lodge on the mainland would be. Its like that because they know you'll pay for it to spend some time in the beauty of the islands.
Of course the beach right in front of the Posada is not for swimming. NONE of the beaches on Gran Roque are for swimming. You are supposed to take a boat and go to the good beaches. And for the lady that said 'Angry Locals yelled from their dinghy's'; of they yelled at you you were being stupid and swimming in a dangerous area. Plus they fish for a living and you were disrupting their work.
I would recommend this hotel based on what you get for what you pay. You can get something a little bit better for a lot more money, but why waste you money when this is a perfectly good place for a lot less money?