Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 366
Los Roques . . .
The Archipelago of Los Roques National Park
covers 225,153 hectares of sea and land with
over 40 islands and 250 coral reefs. Most likely,
if you are visiting this region, you will stay at
Gran Roque. The peace and tranquility of all the
islands is perfect for families hoping to enjoy
some quality time together while exploring the
land and sea.
All of the islands are perfect for scuba diving
and you can easily get to them by boat from
your base on Gran Roque. During your island
exploration, you will discover that Los Roques
is home to 92 bird species, one of which is the
brown pelican. You’ll also find flamingos here.
There is no shortage of fauna on these islands.
Four species of sea turtles nest in Los Roques -
the loggerhead turtle, green turtle, leatherback
turtle and the hawksbill turtle. Lizards are also
Fishing is the most important revenue
generator for the small population who call
these islands home and almost 94% of lobster
and fish you’ll find at restaurants in mainland
Venezuela comes form Los Roques.
When speaking about Los Roques, it is quite
easy to say there is no other place as beautiful,
as tranquil and as heavenly as this archipelago.
And to top it off, a few delightful beach bars on
Gran Roque sells the most delectable local food
and Caribbean-themed cocktails which add to
the islands’ appeal.
Photo Credit: Franklin Samir Dattein