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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 ca…
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…
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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 facilit…
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, but …
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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 – ju…
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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 seating…