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.

Includes:
Lodging for two (02) days and one (01) night, room with private bathroom.
Breakfast and dinner at the inn. The lunch is served on the beach.
Assistance at the Gran Roque Airport.
Air ticket Caracas / Los Roques / Caracas.
Daily transfer to a nearby key (or Madrisqui Fransisqui).
Ice box, umbrellas and beach chairs.
Assistance - Guide.
notes:
Rates per passenger
Rates are subject to availability and change without notice.
Rates are based on Bolivares - local currency.
It does not include any taxes (12% VAT, YN, EU, other taxes)
Does not include any Alcoholic Drinks.

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Albatros Airlines YV2489Now when you book a round trip flight and lodge - sailboat with any plan you will get a special tariff for round trip flight ticket for US $312 per person. You can have Full Board, Half Board and Bed and Breakfast plans - enhance your vacation is this virgin Caribbean paradise. Flight Los Roques

Los Roques, an archipelago off the Venezuelan coast. There is an air of excitement in the village square. Darkness has fallen, and dim bulbs dangle from leafy branches. Hundreds of locals have gathered - children in fancy dress, babies crawling in the sand, older people setting up folding chairs near the stage.

A sudden shower sends the villagers running for shelter under trees and doorways. Then there is a power cut, and a further delay while men fiddle with cables. Excited little girls in party frocks start mopping the stage. The sound system crackles into life as seven stern-faced judges take their seats behind a damask-draped table. They resolutely ignore the jeers and cheers of the crowd. The show is about to begin.

Hola Amigos ,

I am looking for a job in a Posada or sailing boat in Los Roques Archipelago.

I can run a business , cook , entertain people , make nice drinks etc.....

I have a great , friendly attitude , ........i can easily adapt to any environment :  

i have worked in a Youth Hostel  , a Restaurant , a busy upscale Los Angeles showroom and various  office locations. 

I can cook nice Italian dishes ( gnammy ones ) that i've learned from my grandma !

Hobby : Sailing boats and swimming ( i am a licensed swimming instructor )

Ready to leave US as soon as possible.

I speak english , Italian ( native )  , Espanol and French ( basico )

Can anybody help ???

Grazie !!!

Massimiliano ( Max )  

Fly Fishing with Oswald Los Roques 3Los Roques, also know as The Fly Fishing Paradise offers you the opportunity of catching a large numbers of fish in the 5 to 10 pound category all year round. We designed the basic program around five days , with 3 days of fishing until 1 week or more for a minimum of two anglers. The best season begin from March until December.

Acommodation: Anglers can stay at the Gran Roque, the main island. We offer the exclusive lodges: Eva Suites or the Macanao Lodge.

Fishing Boats: 2 fiberglass boats 27-22 feet, center console, with 125 Hp and 2/40 hp ouboards are used to take the anglers to the flats everyday.

Crew: 1 Captain + deckshand.

Guide: Oswald a local and lately very successful guide he's from Gran Roque and with lots of experience, courteous and great at spotting fish at a distance..

Bone fishing Reservation Los Roques!

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Macanao Lodge

Macanao Lodge, Los Roques- Macanao Lodge -

We just spent a week at Los Roques, staying at the Macanao Lodge. We had looked into staying at several others; La Gaviota, Natura Viva, Mediterraneo and Acquarela. A venezuelan friend who was going to be joining us had heard that Macanao was well worth the extra cost as it was reported to be far and away the best posada in Los Roques. We got the full package, breakfast, lunch, dinner, transport to local islands and a beachfront room. We got a good price at just under $200/person per night. This was about $25 more than the others.

The setting is magnificent, Los Roques is truly beautiful and Macanao is a very well appointed posada. The food was good but not great, The rooms are spacious enough and are very attractive, the dining area and lounge are also very pleasant. There is an empty decorative pool and waterfall in the courtyard, it would be nice if it had water in it, being empty gave the lounge a little of a feeling of being past it's glory days. Water however is VERY expensive on the island as they make it by desalinating seawater.

Breakfast was a choice of eggs or pancakes although we did get to have some emapanadas one morning as that was what the kitchen staff was preparing for themselves. The eggs are served with a choice of arepas (a flat venezuelan biscuit) or toast and the pancakes with aunt jemima. There were always two types of juices to select from, one being a melon the other was almost always papaya. The coffee was not very good.

Lunch was better than most of the other posadas from what we could tell. If you went to a close in island they would send a boat to deliver a hot lunch, usually a steamed fish of some sort, a salad, an orange and oreo cookies. If you went to a far island they would make a ham and cheese sandwich on white bread for you to take with you. In any event they would always send you off with a large cooler full of ice, water, soda and beer. We didn't see any other posada do that. We had so much we would freely share with others and still have leftover drinks.

Dinner got progressively better each night and was always fish served with an overcooked vegetable side both covered in some sort of duck/soy sauce. The desserts were the best part of the meals and were truly outstanding. If you like you can pay extra and order a lobster dinner which was just o.k.

When you come back in from a trip to the beach in the afternoon there is usually a snack waiting on the bar, shark empanadas and pound cake were two that I remember.

Where this posada lacks is in service. For the reputation that they have for being the best and most luxurious they really don't go out of their way to make sure that everything is taken care of. We had to wait a very long time in the lounge on our first day there as we arrived on the morning flight when all the planes fly in and had to wait for our room to be ready at the end of the day when the previous occupants flew out at the end of the day. I would have expected that while we waited that there would be lounge chairs on the beach or the rooftop deck to relax in. All they had were decrepit canvas sling chairs for the beach and straight back wooden deck chairs on the rooftop lounge. Just a few poadas down was a mid range lodge that had chaise lounges and bean bag chairs out on the beach. While waiting for the water taxi in the morning or just sitting in the lounge no staff asks if you would like a drink or anything. They just kind of leave you alone more like a bed and brakfast than a lodge or hotel. Most of the staff are very friendly though some are indifferent. Do not expect 5 star hotel treatment where everyone is making sure that all your needs are taken care of without having to lift a finger.

If we were to do it again, and we intend to we would not get the full package. We would just get the room, brakfast and lunch. Transport to other islands and dinner we would get elsewhere as that is very easy to do. After walking the streets and seeing all of the different posadas we would be inclined to try Natura Viva as it looks really nice and they have a restaurant with an impressive menu. Bequeve really stood out since whenever we walked by the smell of their food wafting out of the kitchen into the street was very enticing. Their transport boat is also the nicest of any of the boats there, a full cover (for the sun) padded seats and Honda engines that don't put out as much exhaust as other outboards. Bequeve is not on the water but is close enough and is on a very nice tree lined street. Their lobby looked very comfortable. La Gaviota looked nice, we met some brazilians that were staying there and liked it very much. Also met some folks staying at Botuto that enjoyed their stay there with no complaints about the food or service as other reviewers have posted here.

To sum up:
Los Roques is magnificent and worth the trip, Macanao is better than most but not as good as it makes itself out to be just don't expect to be pampered and you'll have a great time.

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