I am going to Venezuela to Los Roques and Coche in April.
I found that it's impossible to book flight from Caracas to Los Roques through the Internet.
How could I buy tickets there?
Where is better to stay in Los Roques (midrange pousada) for one person?
How much does it cost to rent boat to the island to kite around?
Are there any kiteschools who could organise trip and offer any assistance?
Just got back DEC
Off shore wind (are you a beginner?). The point at coche is flat off shore wind the recovery boat is 50BV per retrieve. There is a great teacher there but If your a begginer I would go elsewhere.
To stay on the island it's cheap around 50$ us per night all you can eat and drink. We drank our $50 per night for sure.
This is where I stayed, don't think about hot water and bring bug spray you will need it. Phone and internet generally don't work and you can not get in touch with anyone ever! I just landed in the airport grabbed a cab to Ferry. Then said Paradise Hotel. They put me on a boat and over i went no cash needed.
▼ Coche Paradise HotelAddress:Station is accessible
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Coche Paradise HotelAddress:
Playa La Punta
Isla de Coche, Venezuela
(0295) 265 4444
I would suggest you stay here for a little more maybe 60us I called them and they called me back
Punta Blanca Ocean Club HotelAddress:
Playa la Punta, Isla de Coche, 6301
(0295) 265 3800
This place is beautiful (there is a teacher somewhere if you can find them)
Front island would be the best for someone new. Winds are light there but in Dec we kitted every day (14m and 19m). Again not a place for beginners really.
Boats go from 50-150BV cheap don't worry about the boats a travel agent will find you.
I again booked a flight and rocked on over to the island. Don't go on weekend. Go to the island during the week and everything will be empty. If you get off the plane walk toward the city but stay to the right by the small lake. You will walk about 200-300m over a little bridge you will see a nice looking red brick type building turn left up this street you will see a dive shop on your left I think it's two houses up the lady there is blond and rents rooms it's 300bv a night (cheep cheep cheep). if your looking for more just walk up this street all the mid range rooms are on this street, be prepared to pay 150us per nigh for two all meals and lunch are included. The lady will only give you breakfast. I reanted a cooled for 10bv a day then went to the store and bought some stuff for the day beer included. there is a store for beer to. Food got a little hard to find the last few days boat that brings food to the island didn't come.
Not to many people speak English here. Caracas is not safe be careful, change your money at the illegal guys get not less then 7.5 per US$ Take all the US cash you will need for the trip I took 2.5k for three weeks and traveled to LR and Coche. If you use the Bank machines the tack on 40% service charge.
You will most likely get caught in an overnight in Caracas. There is a hotel shit i forget the name found it
Hotel Restaurant CATIMAR
Urbanización Puerto Viejo Av. Ppal., Catia La Mar
Do not do outside, go to the bar eat drink and be marry catch your flight in the morning
Ok, truth I would not recommend you go to Ven. in 2006 it was the murder capital of the world per capital and it's not gotten better. Everything is run down the water looks like shit and in general smells. It hard to travel and nothing works the way it should. If you need more let me know. I've been a ton of places Los Roques is crazy beautiful but its a bitch to navigate.
When there (Ven) trust no one and I mean no one! I talked to two guys that got mugged in Porlamar. If your not a well groomed international traveler with experienced in bad places don't go.