Pelicanos em Dos Mosquises / Pelicans at Dos Mosquises

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    Dos Mosquises é uma das ilhas mais afastadas de Gran Roque, onde ficava a nossa pousada. O passeio de lanche que nos levou até lá duraria cerca de 1 hora, se fôssemos direto, mas antes passamos em Cayo de Agua, onde ficamos por umas 4 horas. Dos Mosquises fica perto de Cayo de Agua e é lá que fica o centro de tartarugas de Los Roques, algo parecido com o nosso projeto Tamar. A visita a essa ilha é basicamente para ver as tartarugas, ainda que seja possível tomar banho de mar. Como a maioria das ilhas de Los Roques, basicamente não há nenhuma infra-estrutura disponível para os turistas.

    Dos Mosquises, Los Roques, Venezuela

    The Los Roques islands are a federal dependency of Venezuela, consisting of about 350 islands, cays or islets. The archipelago is an atoll located 80 miles (128 km) directly north of the port of La Guaira, and is a 40-minute flight from Caracas. Being almost an untouched coral reef, it attracts many visitors, especially from Europe, some of which come in their own yachts and anchor in the inner, protected shallow waters. However, development and tourism are controlled.

    Because of the wide variety of seabirds and rich aquatic life, the Venezuelan government declared Los Roques a National Park in 1972.

    It is scarcely populated, having about 1,500 permanent inhabitants; however it receives approximately 70,000 visitors a year, many of them day-visitors who come from Caracas and the mainland. The most important island is El Gran Roque ("the big rock"). It is the only populated island in the group and has an airport suitable for small or STOL aircraft, Los Roques Airport, with freshly repaved RWY 07/25 (1000 x 26 meters). The airport is controlled from the Maiquetía airport on the mainland. Other important islands are Francisqui, Nordisqui, Madrisqui and Crasqui.

    Activities include fishing (bonefish, barracuda, tarpon, jack (Carangidae) and Spanish mackerel), birding, snorkling, diving, kite-surfing and there is a sea turtle research center located on El Gran Roque. Accommodations include Pez Raton Lodge, a property primarily used to host fishing guests, and Posada Mediterraneo, a 5-room inn which accommodates non-fishing guests.

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    El Archipiélago de Los Roques es un conjunto de islas y cayos en las antillas menores pertenecientes a Venezuela que posee una superficie estimada en 40,61 km² y que esta aproximadamente a 176 km al norte de la ciudad de Caracas y es uno de los principales atractivos turísticos del país, forma parte de las Dependencias Federales Venezolanas, es parque nacional y en el año 2001 contaba con 1.300 habitantes fijos (siendo la dependencia federal más poblada). Tiene una superficie aproximada de 221.120 hectáreas entre marítimos y terrestes, y es considerado el parque marino más grande de América Latina.
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    1. --------Sunshine-------- [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

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