La Pelona de Dos Mosquises Island. Hot
Nature and places of interest in the Natural Park of Los Roques.
La Pelona de Dos Mosquises Island.
La Pelona (a sand key) is very close to Dos Mosquises and a leading feature is the line of fishermen makes shift housing. It is a small key where a number of fishermen from Gran Roque set themselves up and there they build the bag nets for the lobsters and keep the lobsters in breeding areas. Here they also fish with nets and prepare the baits for the next round of fishing.
The leading evidence on pre Columbian life in the archipelago is found in Dos Mosquises Sur. Close to the area where the archaeological evidence was found an archaeological unit has been built to house and exhibit all the findings (although most valuable artifacts are in the national museum in Caracas).
The beach which borders the west side of the Dos Mosquises Sur is one of the nicest of the archipelago. There you can find most of the foundations' constructions, park guard's station and many coconut trees not very frequent on other keys of the archipelago. Diving is also a major feature in the reefs that border the key.