Coasts of Venezuela, Los Roques archipelago, isla Marguerita, Testigos
Los Roques is a coral archipelago of Venezuela located in the Caribbean Sea, 160 kilometers from the port of Caracas, which consists of about 50 coral islands and around 200 sandbanks.
The main island is El Gran Roque, composed only of rock, the only inhabited island.
The other islands are easily accessible by sailboat, but they are deserted and unspoiled.
The archipelago can be divided geographically into three parts:
the north are the 'rocky' islands (Gran Roque, Francisqui, Cayo Pirata, Cayo dies).
In the center there is the lagoon, made by numerous islands of sand and piles of fishermen.
Finally there is the south reef (Cayo Sal, Dos Mosquices, Cayo de Agua).
Cayo Agua, in the far south of the archipelago, is regarded for its unspoiled beauty, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Not all islands are reachable. Many are "full protection" and is forbidden to join them to safeguard the environment.
Los Roques Archipelago National Park was created in 1972 to protect a marine ecosystem of exceptional beauty and ecological value dominated by coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds.
It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful natural areas of Venezuela and undoubtedly a fantastic destination for sailing holiday.
The coral reefs host some of the most beautiful underwater fauna and flora of the Caribbean.
The park has exceptionally beautiful beaches of white sand and multicolor, crystalline warm waters which make it a diving, sailing and fishing paradise.
Los Roques Archipelago attracts a number of visitors that come to do many different activities.
The natural beauty of the beaches attracts most tourists.
Coral reefs are of special interest to professional and recreational scuba divers.
Sport fishing and windsurfing are also practiced in Los Roques, and it is even possible to go for a ride in a ultralight.