Ninety-two miles due north of Caracas lies Venezuela's largest group of islands - the Los Roques archipelago. It comprises about 340 islets and reefs and constitutes one of the country's loveliest National Parks. Its main attraction are long stretches of white sand beaches, miles of corral reef with crystal-clear water and many bird nesting sites. Small lizards, iguanas and cactus vegetation on some of the islands add to the atoll's variety. Gran Roque is the main island, where flights arrive from mainland Venezuela near scattered fishing villages. The other islands are basically uninhabited, except for a few local fishermen who have settled in one of these isolated places. The islands of Los Roques are the new spot on the map and on their way to becoming a favored destination for those who treasure unspoiled natural beauty. Unhurried and uncrowded, these tropical hideaways beckon to be discovered by those who wish to get away from it all.
Come ashore and enjoy this tropical hideway. Swim and snorkel in the warm, sparkling clear water. The long stretch of beach is also ideal for taking a walk. Whether in or out of the water, sun protection is essential. If snorkeling, it may be a good idea to wear plastic shoes to protect your feet from the coral and a T-shirt to avoid sunburn.
Currency in Venezuela: bolivar (VEB)