All year round the ideal climate for your activities
The climate is sunny, dry, and breezy all year round
favored by the Aliseo trade wind and with hardly any rainfall.
Nevertheless, short rainy seasons are possible during November and December.
Due to the privileged geographic location of Los Roques, tropical storms and hurricanes never reach the archipelago.
Average temperature is 28° (82.4 °F) on land, while the water temperature is generally around 26° (78.8 °F).
Before you start your vacation, we advice you to take into account the following information…
DOCUMENTS AND VISAS
A valid passport is required. Its validity date must be greater than six months from the date of arrival in Venezuela.
None are required for stays at Los Roques.
Five hours less than Central European time (6 in wintertime).
The country’s official language is Spanish, although Italian and English are also commonly spoken.
The national currency is the Venezuelan Bolivar, although American Dollars and Euros are widely accepted.
An estimated exchange rate is about 2300 Bolívares for 1 Dollar.
TAXES AND FEES
Taxes for flights from Caracas to Gran Roque are approximately US $10. Entrance to the Los Roques Archipelago National Park costs about US$ 15. Admission is free for people over 65.
Departure taxes for international flights out of Venezuela are about US$ 35 (if not already included in the ticket cost).
For any supplementary expenses, the posada accepts: cash (either in Euro or US dollars), traveler’s checks, the bank on the island accepts credit cards (American Express, VISA, Master Card).
Voltage is 110 volts, with US type of plugs (flat sided plugs). If you are coming from Europe, you will need an adaptor for any electrical appliances brought from Europe.
All European cellphone models receive call coverage only in the area of Caracas. It is, however, simple and affordable to make international calls from Los Roques. The Posada also offers a computer with free internet access for our guests.
We strongly advise you to bring flexible, light luggage with you given that the maximum allowed weight for a Caracas-Los Roques flight is 10 kg. per person (a supplemental fee of US$1 is charged for each kilogram exceeding the 10 kg. limit). Extremely heavy or voluminous baggage runs the risk of not being loaded on the airplane due to the limited cargo capacity of the planes. It is also important to bear in mind that the Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport DOES NOT offer luggage lockers.
We recommend you bring fresh, light and casual wear. We also recommend bringing sunglasses, caps or hats, a raincoat for the boat trips and sandals for the beach.
Gran Roque has a medical clinic and a small pharmacy: Nevertheless, do not forget to bring along with you any prescription or personal medicine.
It is essential to pack high protection creams, with a recommended minimum of 15 SPF. Sun blocking lotions are preferred, as well as after-sun lotions and lip balms. THESE CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT EASILY ON THE ISLAND.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BRING MORE THAN 10 KG. OF LUGGAGE PER PERSON?
Yes, you can bring luggage that weighs more than 10 kg. but you will have to pay a supplemental charge of US$ 1 for each kilogram over the limit. For large luggage, such as a kite surf, it is better that you request further information at the time of reservation.
DOES THE POSADA FURNISH BED SHEETS, TOWELS AND BEACH TOWELS?
Yes, the posada offers complete linen for the rooms (bed sheets, pillowcases, pillows, towels).
The posada is also able to offer, upon request, beach towels although simple beach wraparound or pareo is generally sufficient.
DOES THE POSADA OFFER LAUNDRY SERVICE?
Yes, the posada has a laundry room for the use of its guests.
DOES THE POSADA OFFER HAIRDRYERS?
Yes, the posada offers hairdryers to our guests given the differences in voltage.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CALL ITALY FROM THE ISLAND?
Yes, calling Italy from the island is simple and affordable. The posada can also receive calls from abroad, so if you need to be easily reached, you can give the posada phone numbers as contact numbers and you will be contacted in the event of any incoming calls.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET?
Yes, the posada offers a computer with free internet access for our guests.