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“Great beach!!!”

Cayo Crasqui - Los Roques
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Caracas, Venezuela
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great beach!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

About a 30 minute ride on boat from the Gran Roque, Crasqui has everything that a tropical island can offer: white sands, clear water and a relaxing environment. It is also a good location for kitesurfing and there is a beach front restaurant (foritas place) that serves delicious fresh fried fish.

Visited October 2013
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Bacau, Romania
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“magnificent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

the closest place from the main island where you can stop. the advantage is you can eat there
-same magnificent beaches and water

Visited January 2013
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Caracas
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“Los Roques”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Beutifull, unspoiled and inhabitated as it is part of the National Park.
Only to be reached by boat to be rented at the main island Gran Roques, where you can find Posadas and small restaurants. At Craski you can stay only during the day and there is no shade.

Visited April 2013
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Paris, France
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“Paradise in the Caribbean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Los Roques is a piece of paradise that set place in the Caribbean. Isolated from some of the more touristic lower antilles islands, it belongs to Venezuela by default, after being abandoned by the Dutch, who settled in nearby Bonaire and Curacao. Los Roques are wild nature, no big hotels, only small lodges (posadas) in the main island of the Gran Roque, some of them of very high quality and standards.The turquoise waters, the pelicans and seagulls, the white coral sands and the caribbean sun all come together to make this a very special place in the caribbean. There are so many islands to visit once you land that in low season you may be the only one visiting some of them. We go there whenever we set foot in the Caribbean, and love it every time a little bit more. Flights arrive there only from Venezuela to the small airport. Best is to contact a tour operator to help you from Maiquetia Airport (Caracas International) to the domestic terminal where you'd fly to this wonderful place on earth.

Visited September 2012
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“Very nice day trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

This island is about a 20 minute boat ride from the main island of Grand Roque in Los Roques. The cost is about 180 BsF for the boat ride including umbrella and chairs. It has gorgeous white sand beaches, extremely clear blue waters, some restaurants (apparently there are 3 but we only saw 1) and some snorkelling areas. You need to reserve your spot on the boat the previous day which you can do at the Oscars store right near the airport and the boat will leave around 5:30 and return around 4:30 or 5pm.

This was definitely one of the nicer islands we visited and was much less crowded and quieter than Fancisqui. I would advise that if you're visiting this island that you arrange to have some food and drinks in a cooler which can be transported out with you. Since you're stuck there for the whole day it's nice to have some icy drinks on hand!

A note on the snorkelling. I've read websites that describe Los Roques as having some of the best snorkelling areas in the world. You should do some research into where those areas are because we were told that Crasqui and Noronquises had the best snorkelling areas and when we arrived at Crasqui we were told to follow a path to the other side of the island which has great snorkelling. We followed the instructions and found the path, but I found the snorkelling to be quite average. There's definitely fish, and a tiny bit of coral, but don't expect to be blown away by the variety of life. Maybe we just didn't find the right spots or I've been to too many other amazing places for snorkelling :)

Visited July 2013
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