Attractions

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 is…
Island in Archipiélago Los Roques

Madrizquí

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 th…
Cable Car in Parque Nacional El Ávila

Teleférico Warairarepano

Rising high above the city to the peak of El Ávila (2175m), the Teleférico Warairarepano was reopened with fanfare in 2002 after a 25-year hiatus. Built by a German company in 1956, the old teleférico (cable car) li…
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 visited, h…
National Park in Parque Nacional El Ávila

Parque Nacional El Ávila

The national park stretches along about 90km of Cordillera El Ávila, which forms a natural east–west wall between the city and the sea. A remarkable diversity of wildlife inhabits the park’s varied ecosystems, which…