The Archipelago Los Roques National Park is a beautiful set of about 350 islands, cays and islets, located roughly 155 kilometers north of Venezuela‘s central coast, and about 80 miles (128km) north of the port of La Guaira, Venezuela’s primary port.
Los Roques has roughly 1,500 permanent residents that live around the islands year round. In addition to the locals, the Los Roques islands are also visited by approximately 70,000 visitors every year to enjoy fishing, scuba diving, boating, kite surfing, and among the most beautiful beaches in the world.
In 1589, the governor of the Venezuelan province ordered the take over of the islands on behalf of the Colony, despite the fact that the Dutch considered Los Roques to be a territory that belonged to them.
In 1871, president Antonio Guzman Blanco issued a decree that created the Territorio Colon, which included Los Roques, as well as other neighboring islands.
1972 the Venezuelan government declared the Archipelago Los Roques a national park to protect the large variety of seabirds and life found in the waters of Los Roques.
Los Roques National Park offers travelers one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean – and the world – to relax and recharge on it’s crystal clear white sand beaches, enjoy an afternoon of fishing, kite surfing on the picture-perfect blue ocean
waters, or explore one of Los Roques National Park’s many coral reefs on a scuba diving expedition.
Whatever your level of activity, The Los Roques has tons of fun things for you to discover and experience.
Most people find that the best way to travel to Los Roques National Park is a flight on Los Roques Airlines, from Caracas,
Venezuela. It’s a super short flight that’ll safely take you to Los Roques in just 35 minutes. And prices for flights to Los Roques National Park are reasonable, ranging from $250 – $300 per person for a round trip ticket, depending on the season.
Most people staying in Los Roques National park stay in Posadas. These small, independently owned and operated hotels and lodging areas that feature beautiful architecture inside and out, excellent service, an authentic atmosphere, and reasonable prices.
There are close to 100 Posadas or hotels in Los Roques that will offer you a wide range of amenities and prices to choose from.