Archipiélago Los Roques

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El Canto de la Ballena

Right on the beach in the heart of the village, the 'whale song' is an excellent place for an evening meal. You'll get a varied and innovative selection of local dishes ranging from octopus carpaccio to an almost...

Beach in Archipiélago Los Roques

Gran Roque

Gran Roque is the main island and population center, and exudes a distinct Caribbean feel. The sandy streets of the fishing village are lined with single-story, brightly painted concrete houses and the waterfront...

Island in Archipiélago Los Roques


The nearest island to Gran Roque, Madrizquí is only about 1km (0.6mi) to the southeast. It was the favorite island of affluent caraqueños (people from Caracas), who built summer beach houses here before...

Wildlife Reserve in Archipiélago Los Roques

Marine Biological Station

At the far southwestern edge of the archipelago, the tiny island of Dos Mosquises Sur is home to a Marine Biological Station run by the Fundación Científica Los Roques. The station, which can be...

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Restaurant Don Luis

The simple beach restaurant on Crasquí offers fried fish plates for BsF50 and camping is allowed on the property – right in front of the crystalline sea. Miss Deysi will cook for you and allow you to use her...

Pizza in Archipiélago Los Roques

La Chuchera

Stick around long enough and La Chuchera is where you'll meet most people on the island at some point. The food may not be cheap, but it's cheap for Los Roques. The beloved pizzas are served after 4pm each day,...

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Bora la Mar

The chosen spot for sundown drinks and world-famous the island over for its piña coladas, Bora la Mar is a simple place run by a sweet Spanish woman. The kitchen needs to ease up on the salt a bit, but the food –...

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El Canto de la Ballena

The gourmet wares served family-style on this restaurant’s breezy wood deck make for a pleasant tropical evening (count yourself lucky if you get the tuna sashimi). Space is limited and there is only nightly...

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Restaurant Casamarina

The only formal eating option outside Gran Roque is the pleasant and casual Restaurant Casamarina, located on Francisquí de Arriba. It has a great shady wood deck and the seafood spaghetti is a star. Snorkeling...

International in Archipiélago Los Roques

Aquarena Cafe

This beachside cafe amid billowing palms serves sushi, cooked fish, hamburgers, pizza and salads. It's rather overpriced, but with gorgeous views like this, you might as well just put up with it and enjoy.

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Brisas de Los Roques

Early risers and caffeine junkies will appreciate the 6am opening time. Everyone else comes for down-to-earth arepas, empanadas, grilled meats and pasta. The bar stays open late.

Activity in Archipiélago Los Roques

La Gotera Art Café

Bean-bag chairs, romantic lights, a mellow vibe and tasty drinks make this swanky beachside spot a great place to hang out, inside or out under the shady grove.

Fast Food in Archipiélago Los Roques

Kiosko La Sirena

If you’re on a strict budget, settle in at this food shack by the lagoon. Breakfast is empanadas, and hamburgers and meat grills are available in the evening.

Barbecue in Archipiélago Los Roques

Las Guaras

On the beach behind the Guardia Nacional, this driftwood-signed eatery does two things and does them well – chicken and parilla (grilled meat).

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Mama Julia

Perfect hangover-curing arepas are the star at this wooden kiosk by the lagoon, served from 6am.