LOS ROQUES "What to Do"
Swimming, Sailing, Snorkeling, Solitude, and no hurricanes..
Caribbean's only Coral Atoll.
Over 105 coral islands, and numerous low reefs and sand flats, are thrown like a necklace around a central lagoon. Each has powder-soft, white sand beaches, set in shallow emerald and turquoise waters. The only activities are swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, Kite and windsurfing, and sailing, or just lazing in the sun.
The days are sunny and hot all year round and the nights are cool. There is an almost total absence of both rain, insects, hurricanes and crime. According to The Observer (UK), Los Roques archipelago is one of the twenty most beautiful island destinations in the world, among Mnemba Island in Zanzibar, Roatan in Honduras, Petit St Vincent in the Caribbean, North Island in Seychelles, Panarea in Italy, Samothraki in Greece, among others. For up to date price and online real time reservation! Where to idle away the sands of time.
Do you fantasize about an expanse of sand all to yourself? Tom Templeton picks 10 of the world's great un spoilt beaches, with Los Roques as #1. Read what Andrew Thomas reporter from London times says: Seeing Stars
Walking the soft white beaches of Los Roques, it is rare to see another human being. There are empty conch shells, coral sculptures, scuttling hermit crabs, shiny lizards and long-legged sandpipers. A Heron watches while a fluffy white chick sits in its nest amid the green Sea Purslane. When I took to the warm turquoise waters, jumping jacks flopped in the shallows; frigate birds with sharply angled wings floated above; curious terns looked me in the eye; and pelicans dive-bombed for breakfast. Below the surface, designer fish played hide and seek in the corals: angelfish, Butterfly fish, parrot fish, Blue heads, Snappers, Baby Damsels and a fleeing turtle, to mention but a few. See map of Los Roques.