"Situated 92 miles off the coast of Venezuela, Los Roques is a bonefishing paradise and, in many respects, remains one of the best kept secrets in saltwater fishing. Often thought of as the "Christmas Island of the Caribbean" because of the predominance of wading, good average-sezed fish, and long consistent season, Los Roques is a world-class destination in its own right. There is varied and interesting fishing complemented by the prolific birdlife, good accommodation, and an unforgettable tranquil island atmosphere..."
The archipelago enjoys national park status, so building, development, and tourism are carefully controlled. Upon arrival, you cannot help but be taken by the informality and quaintness of the place. El Gran Roque, the only town, has no cars - just the one electric golf cart that ferries luggage. It is a village densely populated by greedy, proud-chested pelicans and their ever-present companions, the boobies and terns. There are a few inhabitants as well, mostly conch fishermen and their families who dwell in decorative buildings painted in pastel hues of purple, yellow, green and pink. Telephones are few and far between, and from the time your touch down, shoes are strictly optional!