SURFACE. 221 mil 120 ha.
ACCESS. Daily flights leave from Maiquetia and Isla de Margarita to the Gran
Roque. By sea, you can get to the different keys in private or rented boats.
WEATHER. Temperatures are extreme and days are long and sunny, with an annual average of 28.9 Celsius degrees, being September thru October the hottest months. However, with their regulating effect, the trade winds are quite refreshing, it is important though to bring a good sun protecting lotion.
MAIN OPTIONS. Boat rides, sailing in sail boats or motor boats (in authorized areas), swimming, snorkeling, diving, nature watching and hiking tours in groups no larger than 15 people, visits to the turtle hatchery of Dos Mosquises Sur.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES. El Gran Roque has a landing strip, an Information Center where visitors can obtain information and permissions, INPARQUES supervision office, the Office of the Unique Authority Office of the Area, a National Guard outpost, a Coastguards station, a Fishing Inspection Office and police station; small markets; one clinic, public phones and diving centers for training and renting of diving equipment. There are also modest but comfortable rooms run by companies from the major Venezuelan cities that offer excursion and lodging packages. Previous authorization is required to camp in camping areas and travelers must bring their own gear and tents.
TARIFFS AND PERMISSIONS. The Park’s Unique Authority charges national and international visitors a tariff to get in. Special permissions are required for certain activities such as camping, anchoring, scuba diving in all of its variants and sport fishing