Los Roques, Venezuela - South America

Los Roques was created in 1972 as an attempt to protect the marine ecosystem which has exceptional beauty and ecological value. It is dominated by coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural areas in Venezuela. This archipelago has been declared a national park so as to preserve nature at its best.

Some of the most beautiful underwater flora and fauna of the Caribbean are hosted by the coral reefs in Los Roques. When it comes to species diversity, area of live coverage, and low incidence of diseases in all the Caribbean, this national park has one of the higest-quality coral reefs. 61 species of corals, 200 species of crustaceans, 140 species of molluscs, 45 species of echinoderms, 60 species of sponges, and 280 species of fish are harboured in the underwater habitat. 92 bird species with 50 which are migratory are seen here. Also, four species of globally endangered turtles also nest regularly on this island.

Scuba diving, sport fishing and windsurfing are some of the great delights that you can experience when you are in Los Roques. a sea turtle research center is located on El Gran Roque.

     
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