Where to eat and
shop in Los Roques.
Gran Roque is a
great place where you easily find nice local restaurants, small
shops, new friends, adventure with nice surprises every. It is
understandable that people in general want to enjoy this
paradise, but one only hopes that the paradise will last for
those who come after us, the birds that will visit us, the
conches that will reproduce themselves and the corals that try
to wear the best and most intensive colors. Take care of it all.
Remember one has to approach Los Roques with affection. If you
happen to see any ill treatment, behave as the park deserves it.
Be allies of its unique geography, its crystal clear waters, its
white sand, its implacable sun and its marine richness. Swim and
dive to understand what the archipelago is like. Walk by its
keys. Sail and swim all by your self. Go fishing. Eat lobster in
the season. When you have enjoyed it all with the due kindness
to the park you will understand our concern.
Camping in Los
Those wishing to
camp in Los Roques must request a permit to Inparques ( National
park authority ) at its offices in Gran Roque. It is free of
charge. One only has to camp in the Recreational area in the
western section of Gran Roque, Francisqui, Madrizqui, Crasqui,
and Noronqui. Any boat will take you and pick you up, but you
must take everything you need with you. There is nothing in the
keys but sun, sea and sand. Not even toilets.
If you reserve ahead of time a posada demands a deposit in a
bank account. The majority accepts cash (Dollars or Bolivares)
checks or credit cards with visa and Master card the most widely
accepted. Some businesses charge 10% to 15% when using this kind
best offer in this moment!!
The majority are the bed and breakfast type. Then there is the
media pension which includes accommodation breakfast and dinner;
then there is all included, with accommodation, breakfast,
dinner ,beach lunch, snacks, transport to and from the keys and
beach service (chairs, umbrellas towels etc.) and welcome at the
landing strip. Only some of these hotels offer national
alcoholic drinks and snorkeling equipment. Other offers include
accommodation with three meals included (not including outings
to the keys) for two days / one night. This package is perfect
for a weekend. Make your budget because if you do not have much
money you can have accommodation with meals and make
arrangements to visit the keys with the boats people in the Gran
Roque directly. Although for a longer it is better to have all
arranged before you arrive .