Los Roques Trip Report

 
I’ve been wanting to go to Los Roques for 4 years! Finally this year Paul took me there for our anniversary and I couldn’t imagine a better place to be.

We booked the upper class posada POSADA MALIBU for 4 nights. The italian posada is owned by Antonio who we had the pleasure to meet last year in Coche. The posada is located at the end of Gran Roque Island. From the outside the posada looks pretty innocent.

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But once you step inside, you see how beautiful the posada is. Everything is lovingly decorated and with the construction focused on wood, the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming.

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Once we got settled in our room, Antonio invited us for a delicious fresh passion fruit cocktail and some Italian appetizers. At 7:30pm the staff rang the bell so that we know that dinner is ready. At that time, all guests get seated. The rate we paid included all meals and an amazing and extremely fresh Italian 4 course dinner every night. Every dish we had was outstanding. And I had the best Risotto ever – Octopus Risotto. On our first night, Antonio  surprised us with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. The staff of the hotel is super friendly, most of them speak English and they know how to always be attentive to their guests. And Antonio is a great host, full of great stories, endlessly helpful and we really enjoyed his company. He made us feel at home!

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Antonio organized our daily boat to bring us to the different kitesurf spots in Los Roques. He recommended us Carlitos who he usually uses for his clients. Carlitos is an IKO Kitesurf Instructor and he is from Los Roques which guaranteed us the best kitesurfing experience. He is also a very nice guy, responsable and on time. We had a fast boat suitable for 8 people. On the 3 days we were there, we saw all the mayor kite spots (Sebastopol, Crasqui, Cayo Sardina, Saqui Saqui, Francisqui and a few others) and on two days we did a downwinder at the end of the day, one was 21km long.
Los Roques in general is not cheap as they have to bring everything to the island which is not always easy. Of course some posadas are cheaper than others. But if you want this trip to be one of a kind, I highly recommend staying at Antonio’s Posada Malibu.

The 1st day we spent exclusively at Sebastopol. Sebastopol is amazing. Super flat and heavenly turquoise water. We got our little beach umbrella, the two chairs and our cooler box out of the boat and then immediately set up our kites. We had the entire spot for ourselves. Paradise!

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After kiting at Sebastopol all day long, we finished the day with this great downwinder:

Downwinder Los Roques

In the evening we enjoyed our dinner at the posada and drooled over the amazing food.

Day 2 was a rainy day. We left the Posada late after a heavy rain shower and decided to take the boat to Cayo de Agua. The boat ride was rough and took about an hour as it is one of the furthest islands but once we got there it was sunny and we were two happy campers 😛

 

There was no wind so we continued on to Crasqui where we set up our umbrella and had lunch. Delicious pasta salad prepared by Posada Malibu and a sandwich. We also had 2 beers while waiting for the wind. The wind actually did pick up but for some reason we were in relaxation mood. Carlitos recognized that and asked us if we would like to go to a place nearby where you can snorkel and see some giant sea stars. What a question! This is what I’m talking about:

At the end of the day we finally got in the mood for some storm kiting and set up our kites on a tiny sand bar near Saqui Saqui. 20 min kiting with the sun out in beautiful sunshine and then it began raining heavily again. I kind of enjoyed the power of the nature. Paul saw the storm coming and stopped before me. Me and my kite ended up pretty wet. But it was ok. We were close to Gran Roque anyhow.

We had dinner, of course, at the posada:

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Day 3 was clear and sunny and windy again. We felt strong and rested so we decided to spend the day at Cayo Sardina, flat water heaven! I was able to practice my Freestyle tricks and did some progress. This place really blew my mind. Even Paul got in the mood for some unhooked tricks. We had tons of fun.

We were planning on doing a downwinder at the end of the day. The idea was to pass on the outside of the reef and come around the backside of Francisqui. We started the downwinder but unfortunately the wind died. Luckily we were able to make it to a sand bar (working the kites hard). The boat would have been able to rescue us but to be rescued is never really satisfying. So at least we did about 7km of a downwinder getting to know another little spot 🙂

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In the evening we had a sundowner at Bora La Mar. A great place to watch the sunset!

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and the drinks are yummy!

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I was really sad that the trip was over. The only thing that made me smile when we were leaving was our Boording Pass. LOL

THE GOOD NEWS:
I will be back in Los Roques very soon. We will be organizing trips to Los Roques starting May 2015. We can design a special trip just for you / your own group as well. Just contact us at info@kite2unite.com

 
I’ve been wanting to go to Los Roques for 4 years! Finally this year Paul took me there for our anniversary and I couldn’t imagine a better place to be.

We booked the upper class posada POSADA MALIBU for 4 nights. The italian posada is owned by Antonio who we had the pleasure to meet last year in Coche. The posada is located at the end of Gran Roque Island. From the outside the posada looks pretty innocent.

IMG_5953

But once you step inside, you see how beautiful the posada is. Everything is lovingly decorated and with the construction focused on wood, the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming.

IMG_5756

Once we got settled in our room, Antonio invited us for a delicious fresh passion fruit cocktail and some Italian appetizers. At 7:30pm the staff rang the bell so that we know that dinner is ready. At that time, all guests get seated. The rate we paid included all meals and an amazing and extremely fresh Italian 4 course dinner every night. Every dish we had was outstanding. And I had the best Risotto ever – Octopus Risotto. On our first night, Antonio  surprised us with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. The staff of the hotel is super friendly, most of them speak English and they know how to always be attentive to their guests. And Antonio is a great host, full of great stories, endlessly helpful and we really enjoyed his company. He made us feel at home!

IMG_5957

Antonio organized our daily boat to bring us to the different kitesurf spots in Los Roques. He recommended us Carlitos who he usually uses for his clients. Carlitos is an IKO Kitesurf Instructor and he is from Los Roques which guaranteed us the best kitesurfing experience. He is also a very nice guy, responsable and on time. We had a fast boat suitable for 8 people. On the 3 days we were there, we saw all the mayor kite spots (Sebastopol, Crasqui, Cayo Sardina, Saqui Saqui, Francisqui and a few others) and on two days we did a downwinder at the end of the day, one was 21km long.
Los Roques in general is not cheap as they have to bring everything to the island which is not always easy. Of course some posadas are cheaper than others. But if you want this trip to be one of a kind, I highly recommend staying at Antonio’s Posada Malibu.

The 1st day we spent exclusively at Sebastopol. Sebastopol is amazing. Super flat and heavenly turquoise water. We got our little beach umbrella, the two chairs and our cooler box out of the boat and then immediately set up our kites. We had the entire spot for ourselves. Paradise!

DSC_0557

After kiting at Sebastopol all day long, we finished the day with this great downwinder:

Downwinder Los Roques

In the evening we enjoyed our dinner at the posada and drooled over the amazing food.

Day 2 was a rainy day. We left the Posada late after a heavy rain shower and decided to take the boat to Cayo de Agua. The boat ride was rough and took about an hour as it is one of the furthest islands but once we got there it was sunny and we were two happy campers 😛

 

There was no wind so we continued on to Crasqui where we set up our umbrella and had lunch. Delicious pasta salad prepared by Posada Malibu and a sandwich. We also had 2 beers while waiting for the wind. The wind actually did pick up but for some reason we were in relaxation mood. Carlitos recognized that and asked us if we would like to go to a place nearby where you can snorkel and see some giant sea stars. What a question! This is what I’m talking about:

At the end of the day we finally got in the mood for some storm kiting and set up our kites on a tiny sand bar near Saqui Saqui. 20 min kiting with the sun out in beautiful sunshine and then it began raining heavily again. I kind of enjoyed the power of the nature. Paul saw the storm coming and stopped before me. Me and my kite ended up pretty wet. But it was ok. We were close to Gran Roque anyhow.

We had dinner, of course, at the posada:

Octopus copy

 

Day 3 was clear and sunny and windy again. We felt strong and rested so we decided to spend the day at Cayo Sardina, flat water heaven! I was able to practice my Freestyle tricks and did some progress. This place really blew my mind. Even Paul got in the mood for some unhooked tricks. We had tons of fun.

We were planning on doing a downwinder at the end of the day. The idea was to pass on the outside of the reef and come around the backside of Francisqui. We started the downwinder but unfortunately the wind died. Luckily we were able to make it to a sand bar (working the kites hard). The boat would have been able to rescue us but to be rescued is never really satisfying. So at least we did about 7km of a downwinder getting to know another little spot 🙂

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In the evening we had a sundowner at Bora La Mar. A great place to watch the sunset!

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and the drinks are yummy!

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IMG_5821

I was really sad that the trip was over. The only thing that made me smile when we were leaving was our Boording Pass. LOL

THE GOOD NEWS:
I will be back in Los Roques very soon. We will be organizing trips to Los Roques starting May 2015. We can design a special trip just for you / your own group as well. Just contact us at info@kite2unite.com

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