Archipiélago Los Roques
- Caribbean Sea
- full US$9.50, fee is for national park entry
Lonely Planet review for Archipiélago Los Roques
Los Roques is a group of nearly 300 shimmering, sandy islands and islets that lie in aquamarine waters north of Caracas. Unlike other Caribbean islands, there are no high-rise hotels, no mass tourism and no cruise ships. For those who appreciate beaches, snorkeling and diving, a trip here is worth every bolívar.
The whole archipelago, complete with surrounding waters (2211 sq km/854 sq mi), was made a national park in 1972. With the exception of the resident pelicans, the majority of the islands are uninhabited and can be visited by boats from Gran Roque. The surrounding waters are known for their sealife, particularly lobsters.