Los Roques is one of the largest marine national parks in the Caribbean and one of the world's largest coral reefs, near the coast of Venezuela. The coral archipelago of Los Roques has 42 islands and over 200 sandbanks, 168 km from La Guaira in the open Atlantic. To the main island Gran Roques in the south caribbean and are daily flights from Caracas. Perfect for just relaxing or for some activity in the water. In addition to large fish and lobsters are other marine animals in Los Roques at home, an absolute must for Caribbean lovers and for an individual holiday far away from mass tourism. Furthermore, the coral archipelago is perfect for weddings or honeymoons, for the best time of Fresh lovers on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The flight to Los Roques from Caracas takes about 40 minutes.
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What makes Los Roques such an extraordinary place is the enormous extension of the calm sea, the presence of lagoons, cayos, beaches of bright white sand (coral origin) and crystal-clear water of unbelievable colours. The constant sea breeze, due to the NE trade-wind, is ideal for water sports such as wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing.
These are only some of the attractions the archipelago proposes to its visitors. It is a place without equal for fishing, diving and snorkelling. Divers will enjoy the extraordinary richness of sea flora and fauna as well as the variety of corals. The weather is typically tropical and steady during the whole year: rainfalls are practically not existent, the medium temperature is 30° C , while the sea temperature is about 25° C. Due to the NE trade-wind the archipelago is ideal for sailing sports. For the ones who appreciate sailing, different catamarans and sailing boats are available, for one day trip or long time charter.
Equipment for Windsurf and Kitesurf can be hired a few minutes from Grand Roque, on Francisquì island.
Due to its status of National Park, Los Roques has to observe strict rules regarding building construction. Consequently there are no luxury hotels but a wide choice of posadas, all of them being rebuild of the fisherman’s houses. Posada Guaripete is one of them and owned and managed by Egido and Tiziana since more than 10 years. It has 8 rooms (7 double and 1 triple/quadruple), all of them with private bathroom and air conditioning. The style of the posada is simple, but comfortable. The rooms are situated on the low ground while the first floor is a covered terrace suitable for relaxing, reading or having a drink. The staff of the posada is made up of persons who work with the owners since many years. They all speak English, always caring to satisfy any of the guests requests.