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.

turismo 2,0 Located 90 miles north of Caracas the capital of Venezuela, the archipelago of Los Roques is one of the biggest National Parks in the Caribbean, with impressive white sand beaches, warm and crystalline blue waters and of abundant flora and marine fauna.

The archipelago includes 22,120 hectares of sea (bigger than the US Virgin Islands), and counts more than 350 totally virgin islands including small barren sand banks and reefs that converge in an adorned central lagoon with mangles and live corals all over.

In the Gran Roque Island (the village of Los Roques) you find small lodges (Posadas) offering accommodation with all included.

A true relax away from the overcrowded destinations of the todays Caribbean.

You can also charter a sailboat fully with crew, full board and open bar, or you can also choose to spend the night in tent on the solitary islands of Francisqui and Craski nearby.

Los Roques is an ideal destiny for a relax in a locally managed Posada, onboard a yacht, sailboat or catamaran, or to practice fly fishing, diving and snorkeling. Plan your next weddings here, spend your vacations with all the family in a rented house only 20 meters from the beach or simply enjoy the sea, the beaches and the sun with your best friend. An aspect that makes of Los Roques a dream destiny is the gastronomy, mainly with fresh fish caught the same day that is served to you. Enjoy your daily lobster prepared to you by the local inhabitants with the special flavor that distinguishes this to the rest of the Caribbean.

Getting to Los Roques. With the new stable Online 2.0 reservation software ready for you to use, and with the best prices and guidence only found on the Islands and here in venezuela ...

Caracas, Maiquetia is the major gateway to Los Roques. From there, it's just approximately a 35 minute flight to Los Roques. From the U.S. or Europe, carriers that fly to Caracas from either New York, Miami or most big European cities include: American, United, Delta, Luft Hansa, British, Air France, TAP, Continental, and Conviasa - Aeropostal.

Next to the Simon Bolivar International Airport is the domestic national terminal where you can take the flight to Los Roques with LTA (or let us know and we will include you flight reservation with your accommodation), with several flights during the day, starting at around 6:30 A.M in the morning.

There are rooms available in Posada Eva!!! great option with attractive tariffs and delicious food with personal attention. Voted as most popular Posada in Los Roques by visitors of LosRoques.travel - year 2008... Get the best price here!.. You can also add Bonefishing to your vacation with Eva's own fishing expert and boat with all included please ask for a our special compo Contact.....

Eva has constructed a new lodging, and is now the newest lodge on the Island....

Sailboat Frida is available in Exclusive for 4 guests $1280,- per night with all included. All cruise, no limits to the Islands: Franciski, Madriski, Craski, Noronki, Cayo De Agua, Dos Mosquises, Sebastopol and much more virgin islands! Special master suite ideal for honey mooners!

fullday tourMake your visit to Venezuela an unforgettable journey through the most amazing virginal places! Combine Los Roques with many other destinations full of joy and exuberant nature as Los Llanos, Amazonas, La Gran Sabana, Margarita, Choroni, Mochima, Morrocoy, Angel Falls and much more. Ask for a quote now!

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Top Voted on the Island

Dona Carmen

No comfortable chairs, crowded rooms, noisy lobby, unaccomodating staff- Posada Dona Carmen -

First of all, this hotel may be "right on the beach", but it's not a swimming beach. Boats are docked there. If you try to swim between the boats (as we did), angry locals shout "danger, danger!!!" as they speed by in dingys.

The view from the hotel seems nice, until you discover you have to view it standing up. The hotel has no beach chairs or otherwise comfortable chairs (even in your room) to sit on.

Some rooms do not have air conditioning. We were forced to push four beds into a room which should have only held two beds -- without A/C. We had to climb over each other to get into our beds. Staff would not let us check into our rooms until after 4 PM, even though you could clearly see the rooms were ready (and empty).

The lobby of the hotel has an extremely annoying fake-Yosemite-waterfall plaque that makes artificial bird noises 24/7. We heard this all night long through the thin walls of our room and were driven to madness by the repetitive nature. It is like a tape loop of electronic tweeting. At other times, the TV in the lobby was going at full volume (staff occasionally stopped to watch soap operas). We turned it down twice and even turned the TV completely off at other times -- only to have the staff blast it again.

There are biting insects in the lobby. My legs were covered with new bites after writing in my diary for 45 minutes.

There is no hot water in this hotel.

There is no food or beverages available until the staff is ready to serve you at mealtime. If you are still hungry after your meal (as we were) -- too bad. There are no seconds or even refills on coffee.

In case you are not aware, you have to travel to different islands to snorkel, kayak, wind surf, etc. We assumed we would be able to do these activities near the hotel. You can not. You must book a boat to other islands in order to enjoy Los Roques.

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