Los Roques Archipelago National Park Venezuela is located about 170 km (or 90 miles) north of Caracas in the Caribbean Sea and lies on the Venezuelan Dependencias Federales (Federal Territories) belongs. The archipelago emerged in Spanish on the cards since 1529, since 1589 it is officially part of the Provincia de Venezuela. The archipelago forms the National Park Parque Nacional de Los Roques Archipelago , which is 42 islands and 200 sandbanks, which are surrounded by healthy coral reefs, including. The main island of Gran Roque is inhabited by about 100 fishermen. The barrier reef that surrounds the island group is one of the largest in the world. The coral reef is home to countless marine animals (ducks, ball- and trumpet fish , mollusks and corals , lobsters , sponges , sea urchins , etc.) and birds ( pelicans , herons , frigate birds , etc.). The islands and coral reefs are a paradise for snorkelers and people who love nature and the unspoiled white sand beaches. In past centuries, the islands served as a hideout for pirates who stopped over here, and their frigates hidden.
The climate is hot and dry, with average annual temperature of 27.3 ° C, three in July and August, reaching a maximum of 34 °, and between September and January are occasional showers, with an annual 83% relative humidity. Rainfall is 256.6 mm/year, three minimum 6.6 mm (April) and maximum 52.2 mm (November).
Tourism activities have boomed in recent years fueled by its white sand beaches, recreational sailing in various types of vessels such as kayaking, sailing, boat rowing and catamaran (throughout the park imposes a limit of 80 feet in length), windsurfing , snorkeling or diving without tanks, pole fishing, bird watching and hiking. INPARQUES, the state agency responsible for the care and management of national parks of Venezuela, has appointed several campsites. Other tourist attractions are the feast of the Virgen del Valle , annually in the second week of September and the Lobster Festival in November when the fishing season begins.
You can reach the islands from the mainland of Venezuela, basically using 2 methods: by air with flights operated by (Aerotuy, Chapi Air, Aeroejecutivo , etc.) that come from Maiquetia, Porlamar and Valencia (and other Venezuelan airports using small aircraft) landing on the only available airport (Airport Los Roques) and by sea, on a cruise ship passing through the islands out of La Guaira (Ola Cruises) in both cases has to come first to Gran Roque and then take boats to other islands and cays.