45 minutes flight from Isla de Margarita (Porlamar) or Caracas, we behold a fantastic and unique archipelago 156 Kms off shore, in the Caribbean Sea, with 2.300 sq Kms, protected by a coral reef barrier, 24 Kms long consisting of approx.340 coral Keys and islets. There is an important Biological Station available which shows crops of ea-turtles, lobsters and botuto (giant snails).
The main island is El Gran Roque, where all the lodge is located. It has a small airport, a fishing town, a church, school, and a dispensary. One of its main characteristics is the simple decoration of its houses and streets, allowing visitor to feel in harmony with de
Los Roques is considered one of the best places in the world for reef and deep sea scuba diving, flyfishing and windsurfing.
Los Roques is the main lobster supplier to the Venezuelan mainland. Lobster harvest season is from november 1st to april 30th every year. At dinner during season for an extra charge serve lobster.
Travel light. Very casual dress. Proper shoewear. Solar protection and wearing a hat is recommended.
Four hours road from Caracas is located that coastalmarine Nat. Park with 32000 hectares formed by coral reef, coral keys, white coral sand beaches, mangrovia woodland with water channels.
The folckloric Chichiriviche & Tucacas Fishermen Villages are its major inhabitant centers inside the park since prehispanic times, such as showed it archaeological signals at La Cueva del Indio petrogliphs cave which will be visited during your stay. This park is inhabited by many coloured birds with special mention of Scarlet-Ibis and the biggest Flamingos bird colony of the southern Caribbean which are possible to see on the way (Flamingos best season is December to March).
The village of Choroní lies between the coastal mountain range of the Henry Pittier National Park (107.800 Ha) and the Caribbean sea. To reach this Eden well realize a beautiful ride from Caracas through a landscape full of contrasts between the waters of the sea and the colors of the tropical forest. This picturesque colonial village stoop out during the Spanish colonization thanks to its unique Cocoa production, a fruit that made Venezuela to be known worldwide. Since these days Choroni is known for its dances, its drums product of the melting of African customs from the slaves of this period.
Choroní was founded in 1616 and still reflects the architecture of those days, reason why accommodations are usually found in these impressive old mansions transformed in cosy lodges among which looms the Posada Xuchytlan, a real colonial house restored and adapted to the needs of a modern hotel.
The lodge is only half a block from the Bolívar square and two blocks from the dike where every weekend the population and visitors meet to listen to the music, hear the drums and enjoy the dancing. The rooms at Xuchytlan have air-conditioned and private bath. There are 10 rooms, four of them Suite type with garden and Jacuzzi and two rooms bungalows style for families up to 7 and 8 persons Delicious cooking.
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