Parque National Archipielago Los Roques
Is a pretty atoll offshore from Caracas
The "Pelican Island"
Gran Roque is the only inhabited part of this coral atoll
Plaza Bolivar !
Even into the sunset the Pelicans are the main ( and only ) show in town
Thereīs some ok diving around some of the coast
Gran Roque from above
There are many other islans that you can escape to
Some you are even allowed to camp on
This is probably your best bet if you want to avoid the greedy
no value posadas on Grand Roque
who charge ridiculous amounts of $$$ for very basic rooms , even in low season...
Off the rim of the atoll the diving is good but not worldclass
Itīs a worthwhile place to visit....once.
Or even twice...if you can stand the ridiculous local pidgin
Is a relatively boring large dry island off eastern Venezuela with little of interest.
with some greenery on top
with average people
Relaxing in the low season with good seafood on the beach
Some proud fisherwomen
And the rest of the crew
Itīs overall somewhat less developed than itīs reputation would suggest
with a few obvious ugly exceptions
And every town of course has a goddam PLAZA BOLIVAR !
Not an interesting island