Useful information to travel to Los Roques
Before making the trip it is important to know the following:
Documents and visa: Citizens from the European Community, the United States and Canada, do not need a visa, only require a valid passport, with an expiration date of more than 6 months from the date of arrival in Venezuela, and they must fill out the form that will be given to them. delivered shortly before landing on Venezuelan land and return it upon leaving the country.
Vaccines: they are not necessary.
Time difference: with respect to the Greenwich meridian, they are four and a half hours (4:30) less, five and a half hours (5:30) less respect to Europe and six hours and madia (6:30) less respect to the time legal.
Climate: sunny, dry, fresh 365 days a year, mitigated by the trade winds with almost non-existent rainfall. During the months of November and December, short-term rains may occur. Thanks to the particular location of Los Roques Archipelago, there is no risk of tropical storms or hurricanes. The average environmental temperature is 28ºC and 26ºC is water.
Language: the official language is Spanish, although Italian, Portugese and English are quite common.
Currency: the official currency is Bolívar (VEB)
Taxes: to enter the Los Roques Archipelago National Park it is necessary to pay Bs 9,000 per adult person, if it is foreign and Bs. 3,000 if it is Venezuelan. For people over 65 years of age, admission to the park is free. The fees must be paid in bolivars and in cash.
Tips : they are not obligatory, but it is customary to give 10%.
Payments: in case of additional expenses at the inn, you can make your payment with cash in Bolívares (VEB)
Electric current: the voltage is 110v, with American type plug (flat blades). Therefore, European guests will need an adapter for their electrical equipment.
Fixed telephony: the inn has telephones enabled to make and receive international calls. Also, the island has public telephones.
Mobile telephony: in the Gran Roque, the GSM technology mobiles of the operating companies Movistar, Movilnet and Digitel operate. Before traveling, foreign customers must inform themselves, with their respective cellular telephone companies, if there is a roaming agreement with Venezuelan companies.
Baggage: the weight of the luggage established for flights Caracas - Los Roques is 10 kg per person. It is recommended that your luggage be light and not exceed that weight. It should be noted that the Simón Bolívar Airport in Caracas does not have a luggage storage.
Clothing: summer, light and informal. It is advisable to wear sunglasses, hat, raincoat for excursions by boat and water resistant sandals.
Medical assistance: the island of Gran Roque has an ambulatory public doctor and a small pharmacy. However, it is advisable to bring your medicines for personal use.
Sun protection: it is essential to use high protection creams (minimum 15 FPS) or, even better, full protection, protective lips and creams after the sun, which can be acquired in the Gran Roque.
Photography: we recommend underwater cameras, even disposables, are useful and fun and can be purchased on the island, although, surely, at a higher price than at home.