Cayo Pirata is one of the closest to the Gran Roque keys, and also one of the most visited keys of Los Roques. It is connected to Madrisquí Island by a small strip of beach. It has numerous fishing villages, and as is to be expected, the main economic activities are lobster fishing and tourism. The lobster is obtained during certain times of the year, from November to April which is the lobster fishing season. Cayo Pirata is famous for its lobsters, and the fishing is important because it supplies the Venezuelan domestic market.
You can find some of the best restaurants in all the islands, here at Cayo Pirata. Their specialty is seafood of course, particularly lobster. Lobster prepared by the locals is a dish not to be missed. Customers get to view the lobsters alive and choose which one they want to eat. Visitors must also try “patacones”, a delicious snack made with fried green bananas Cayo Pirata has several houses, but these belong to fishermen and locals living in the area, although some have been converted into accommodation for tourists. The people are amiable and always willing to provide a good deal.
Cayo Noronky is one of the islands that make up the Los Roques archipelago – the largest marine national park in the Caribbean. It is a small, beautiful and uninhabited island which is accessed by boat. Its beaches are some of the most beautiful you will ever see, with lovely white sand, and crystal clear turquoise water, perfect for sitting and relaxing for a day. Noronky is very private and quiet, and visitors can enjoy snorkelling.
Dos Mosquises beach is another one of the islands of Los Roques Archipelago. It is made up of two keys and is governed by Venezuela. The Dos Mosquises North key is home to a Biology Research Station which was built in 1976 and managed by the Fundación Científica Los Roques. This research facility has a turtle breeding program for the preservation of sea turtles, and visitors can learn about turtle species that inhabit the archipelago. Because of this research facility, Dos Mosquises is frequently visited by researchers from various countries. To get there, visitors fly to Los Roques, although Dos Mosquises has a small airport. It is just one hour by boat from Gran Roque.
Cayo Fabian is a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea, three to five kilometers east of the island of Gran Roque, Venezuela. Geographically, it lies southeast of the archipelago and is included in the Lesser Antilles; administratively it is part of Miranda Territory, a subdivision of the Federal Dependencies of Venezuela. It is only about 15 minutes away from Gran Roque, and because of its size and isolation, visitors seeking privacy can enjoy their own little paradise in this magnificent natural sandbar surrounded by a beautiful turquoise ocean. It is an ideal honeymoon spot due to its unspoiled nature and can be reached by boat from Gran Roques.
Cayo Francisqui in Los Roques
Cayo Francisqui is a collection of mainly three coral reef islands located at the North side of Venezuela in the Caribbean sea. It belongs to the Los Roques national park. The islands are: Francisqui de Abajo, Francisqui de Arriba and Middle Francisqui. Cayo Francisqui is very close to Gran Roque – the main island of the area. One can reach to the Gran Roque from Venezuelan main Land by aero plane. From there, going to Cayo Francisqui islands by boat takes a very little time. Due to its convenient location and natural beauty, it has been a very popular tourist destination. This archipelago is mostly famous for its beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear blue water with golden sunshine.
Cayo Crasqui is an island of the Los Roques national park of Venezuela. The island is located in the South Eastern part of the Caribbean. It is quite near to the Gran Roque island. One can come to Gran Roque by air and then visit the Cayo Crasqui by boat. The boat journey takes only half an hour or less. The place is mostly popular for its extremely beautiful beach. The island is somewhat deserted. In fact, the only structures in Cayo Crasqui are the fishermen houses; some of which also serve as restaurants. The beautiful natural coral lagoons add to the beauty of this heavenly place.
Gran Roque is the main island of Los Roques with a population of 3,000. The island is from the southeast to the northeast 3.5 kilometers wide and from the southwest to the northwest 990 meters wide. The main island of Gran Roque is the island’s fifth largest island, with an area of 182.2 hectares. The highest peak (Cerro Roque) is 124 meters high.
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Gran Roques-Location in Los Roques
At this island is the only airport of the coral archipelago of Los Roques, due to the limited length of the runway ( 1000 m ) only small aircrafts can land. All Los Roques Posadas are located on the main island, the only exception are camps on the island Crasqui.
Cayo de Agua in Los Roques National Park
Cayo de Agua is the name of an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea that belongs geographically to the archipelago Los Roques and administratively is organized as part of the Federal Dependencies, Venezuela, besides being part of the same name National Park and the Single Authority Aerial of Roques, the name of this key ( Cayo ) has its origin in the fact of having fresh water wells within it.
Cayo de Agua Location
It is located north of Venezuela, on the western edge of the “Los Roques” National Park in the north bordering the Keys ( Cayos ) tips Cocos, Pelona Key Water, Bequevé and Selesquí Island and the southeast are the keys Dos Mosquises. Cayo de Agua is relatively far from the airfield or airport Los Roques located at the opposite end (west) of the archipelago on the island of Gran Roque.
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Los Roques archipelago is amongst the very best of the best Caribbean islands, located 168 kms north of the central coast of Venezuela. It consists of 42 coral islands sprinkled along with hundreds of smaller islets, sandbanks and flat sandy cays. The Los Roques archipelago comprises of a great variety of beaches, with regards to rock formations and types of sand.
Are you planing a trip to this magnificent island, then this should serve as your guide to Los Roques. Most definitely, if this is the first that you will be going to this tourist spot, you need at least an idea of where to go, best restaurants in the island, the most wonderful activities you should never miss, and things and places that you should see.
Los Roques in Venezuela
Since Venezuela itself is a wonderful country, you can already expect that the islands portray this breath taking sceneries and the wonderful and clear waters surrounding the beautiful island. This place is not just about the clear waters too; you can also see mountains, rivers, plains, valleys and of course historical places that you will surely love.
Caribbean paradise for water sports
The place is a haven for tourists to put their feet up and savor the sun and sand in style. Perfect for fishing, diving, and snorkeling, Los Roques is a place waiting to be discovered.
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