LOS ROQUES "The
national Park of the Caribbean"
What to Bring.
Sun cream first off all, the sun is very strong in Los Roques,
shorts, t-shirts, swimming suits, beach towel, snorkeling
equipment, sneakers, camera, fishing gear and plenty of hooks if
your going fishing.
Cash US$ or local Bolivares.
There is an ATM cash
machine in Plaza Bolivar in Gran Roque.
Credit cards are not
The National Park
entrance fee is around $15 per person.
There is no
doubt that the marine setting of Los Roques is one of the most
beautiful and special of the Caribbean and of the world and that
its coral reefs are among the best preserved. The archipelago is
protected by two reef barriers: One that goes from north to
south by some 24 kilometers and protects the archipelago from
eastern currents and a second barrier that runs some 32
kilometers from east to west.
Los Roques is
similar in size to that of the Virgin Islands..
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Roques is located 157 kilometers north of Venezuela's central
coast, between 11°43’ and 11°58’ latitude north and 66° 53’ and
66° 57’ longitude west. The entire park has an area 2.251 KM2
spreading 46 kilometers from east to west and 26.6 kilometers
from north to south. Los Roques is similar to coral atolls of
the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of 42 keys of coral origin, and
a great number of sand bars, arranged in a oval shape around a
shallow central lagoon.
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