Nature and places of
interest in the Natural Park of Los Roques.
of interest in the primitive marine area (Virgin Islands).
The number of visitors that can have access to this area is
limited, so it is necessary to have a permit issued by Inparques
to visit it. This permit does not cost anything and it can be
obtained at the parkís offices at Gran Roque (usually the boats
men or sailboat captains deal with this transaction). The
activities allowed on these keys are: boat rides, sailing, sport
fishing, swimming, snorkeling, relax and watching the nature.
These areas are without doubt the real paradise of the
Caribbean, and best discovered onboard a sailboat sleeping in a
new bay every night only surrounded by the spirits, bird songs,
and the nature.
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boats men of the national park are well organized and capable of
taking you to any of the keys; as well as requesting the
necessary permits. The majority of them are in the Muelle de
Lancheros (The boats menís pier) located in front of the landing
strip. The prices established by this association are
homogeneous and they can be arranged directly with the boats man
or through the posadas (lodges). Some of the posadas have their
own motor boats and provide the service directly to their
When hiring the service, the time of return must be agreed upon
with the boats man (punctuality is pretty good). The majority of
boats men rent sun umbrellas and beach chairs, which is quite
nice, due to the fact that the majority of keys do not have
shade. You can also rent basic snorkeling equipment with these
In high season it is best to pre reserve this service before