VenezuelaBrazilItalyFranceGermany

Islands

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Gran Roque "Territorio Insular de Francisco de Miranda" The Main Island.

During their stay the majority of visitors dedicate the morning to visit the keys and set aside the afternoon to go for a ride somewhere in Gran Roque. The most interesting is the one going up to the old light house and its best to see it between 17:30 and 18:30 in the evening to enjoy the beautiful sunset lights. Start in the back part of the town in the dry area. During the way up you can appreciate the rock mass which makes up the Gran Roque. The wide variety of cactus (melon cactus) and prickly pears is outstanding. Half way along the road there is a small water course where one can observe the cliffs on the north side of the island and two small rocky islands called Los Morritos. These rocks have white patches because of the guano droppings left by birds when they nest or simply when they stop here. The last part of the way up is quite steep; a little before reaching the top the ground becomes white due to the remains of carbide which the light house used to operate with. The view from the light house is simply magnificent. In the horizon you can see the closest keys: Francisqui, Madrizqui and Cayo Pirata, Esparqui, Rabusqui, Crasqui and the Noronqui, but on a clear day you can see mount Avila on the main land (part of Caracas) also the island of Orchila can easily be distinguished. The light house built between 1870 and 1880 operated until the mid 50´s. At present it shows the passage of time and hopes that some of the projects for its restoration will come through.

From the light house there is an unrivaled view of Gran Roque, the landing strip and the three lagoons that occupy the west side of the island. These lagoons become filled with water by an existing crack in the farthest storm terrace; two of them are bordered by a thick dark mangrove forest and the closest one to the town was a salt lake where salt was obtained for the salting of fish. Currently the construction of the landing strip and the border wall of the town prevent it from drying up completely. From the light house there is a small trail that leads to a mountain top with a little cross: it is called Calvary where a ceremony takes place on May 4th, a custom brought over from nearby Margarita island. For joggers there is a track that runs out from the town's main street (1st street), it goes out to the services area and comes back to the base of the light house until the back part of the town. Very early in the morning and at sunset this track is the meeting place for the lovers of the sport. The beach at Gran Roque is not visited very much by swimmers or bathers, because of the many boats anchored there. The real beauty is located on the nearby keys with magnificent beaches and nature. The Autoridad Unica has carried out several efforts to recover this beach with limited success. Anyhow this beach continues to be an attractive promenade ideal for a good walk, where the traditional fishing boats are next to modern fiber glass boats. After the basket ball court there is the fisherman's harbor, where they untangle their fishing hooks at the first thing in the morning and make the baits in the afternoon. The beach is full of sea birds which dip into the sea for their food constantly.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Bequevé Island consist of North and South Bequevé. It is an ideal place to anchor and make a stop, for those who like to navigate these areas of the archipelago, is just across the famous Cayo de Agua and Northeast Cay of Dos Mosquises. Because visitors are more attentive to the islands of Cayo de Agua and Dos Mosquises, Bequeve is hardly frequented, making it more attractive.

Henrik Bratfeldt's portrait
Henrik Bratfeldt

Henrik Bratfeldt is web developer, designer and writer.



Facebook ButtonFlickr Button LinkedIn Button Twitter Button Youtube Button

What do you like



Check all travel services

What are you looking for...



   

Best Photos 2016 - upload yours!

Entrance to Cayo Agua

Entrance to Cayo Agua

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 05 August 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua
The Sand Strip of Cayo Agua

The Sand Strip of Cayo Agua

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 05 August 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua
Dolhins from the boat

Dolhins from the boat

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 05 August 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua
Dolphins

Dolphins

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 05 August 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua
The Lighthouse in Cayo Agua

The Lighthouse in Cayo Agua

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 05 August 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua
Los Roques Cayo Agua

Los Roques Cayo Agua

Submitted by: Henrik Bratfeldt
on 03 July 2013
Listing: Cayo de Agua

Most Favored on the Rock...

Los Roques History
 
5.0
German
" The population is not happy about the fake new..."
Lobster
 
5.0
Jill
"Hi At present time - lobster fishing is the main..."
Future of fishing in Los Roques
 
5.0
Jill
"But it has helped guarantee the preservation of resources..."
Mediterraneo
 
4.8
"Nice with the complete overhaul lateky"
Los Roques what to do
 
5.0
"Playa Agua has been voted number 4 best beach in..."
Sol y Luna
 
4.6
"Pasamos muy pero muy lindo. Algun día volveremos gracias..."
Flight to Los Roques
 
5.0
Jaime
"new airplanes"
Cayo de Agua
 
5.0
Sandy
"By far the most beautiful beach i have seen..."
Sueno Del Mar
 
4.8
Susanna
"Special thanks to Lilana - food was great and wiev..."
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
Los Roques Geography
 
5.0
Jaime
"Trade wind and great climate"
Sebastopol
 
5.0
Johan
"Sailing is the best"
El Palafito
 
5.0
Johan
"A special place"
The Pelona of Rabusquí
 
5.0
Jaimie
"Pure and clean sand"
Formation of the Archipelago
 
5.0
Peter
"Brilliant article"
Frida
 
4.8
Olga
"A bit pricy - but ok"
Los Roques -The National Park
 
5.0
"All the best for 2014"
 
4.8
"Well made"

The top Service of this year

Mediterraneo
 
4.8
"Nice with the complete overhaul lateky"
Sol y Luna
 
4.6
"Pasamos muy pero muy lindo. Algun día volveremos gracias..."
Flight to Los Roques
 
5.0
Jaime
"new airplanes"
Sueno Del Mar
 
4.8
Susanna
"Special thanks to Lilana - food was great and wiev..."
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
La Langosta
 
4.3
"Excelent!!!"
Frida
 
4.8
Olga
"A bit pricy - but ok"
LTA
LTA
 
3.5
"It is the best regarding the airplane itself- but you..."
Acuarela
 
4.5
Brian
"Good kitchen"
Movida
 
4.3
Frantz
"Good hosts"
Gaviota
 
4.7
Steven
"Thanks to German, and all the staff - it was..."
Acuarela
 
4.7
Sandra
"and food is good"
Acuarela
 
4.6
"See you again"
Rosaleda
 
4.3
Assi
"Unknown but very nice"
There are 106 listings and 95 reviews.

Visitors to Los Roques are from:

26.7%United States United States
19.6%Venezuela Venezuela
5.7%France France
5.5%United Kingdom United Kingdom
5.2%Canada Canada
4.9%Argentina Argentina
3.3%Italy Italy
3.2%Brazil Brazil
3.1%Germany Germany
1.6%Switzerland Switzerland

Today: 17
Yesterday: 39
This Week: 17
Last Week: 323
This Month: 56
Last Month: 1561
Total: 53505

Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter Los RoquesYacht Charter in Los Roques is a unique experience. Discover unspoilt Island and people.

Read more...

Contact Us!

NosotrosGet to meet us - online since 1994 - and representative of the first on-line travel related information about the top destination in Venezuela.

Read more...

Price Guarantee

Price GuaranteeWe offer the best price in the market, we can match it or give you a better.... Price guarantee ... Precios sujetos a cambio - Los Roques 2013 on everything.

Read more...

Go to top