Los Roques and the Acuarela Posada, Venezuela
As a bonefishing destination, Venezuela ranks amongst the very best with endless firm flats to wade and numbers of fish that are simply incredible.
A great attraction of Los Roques is that the flats provide a wealth of opportunity for wading and stalking bonefish, the ultimate challenge in clear water. Nursery tarpon are ever present in the many channels and in the shadows of the mangrove roots systems which offer protection from larger predators. The larger fish tend to be taken in deeper water, primarily in the cooler months of the year between October and March.
Permit are increasingly caught on the flats and there is a real chance of landing a grand slam here every month. With good numbers of bonefish found and a wide range of other species to go for, with firm sandy flats on which wading is positively encouraged, coupled with the ability to fish here in every month of the year, fishing in Los Roques should be considered by any and every saltwater angler.
Chris and his team team have extensive knowledge of each of the approximate 300 flats and different fishing areas at Los Roques. Each flat is unique and slightly different from the other. Their differences can be subtle but Chris has gained an enormous amount of experience during his 11 years of guiding at Los Roques and he has passed this knowledge on to his crew.
Guests on Los Roques stay at the delightful Acuarela Posada, which is just a short five minute walk from the airport and one minute from the beach where you start your days fishing.
The Acuarela is a excellent lodge with 11 charming bedrooms, all en-suite. The owners have taken great care over the detail and have produced a cosy central area around an open indoor garden in which to relax after a hard days fishing or following a day of reading a book on the beach.
The food is of an excellent standard with great variety although given its location, it is unashamedly biased towards seafood.
Los Roques is not only a fishery but also is home to several PADI certified dive shops, which can arrange superb diving for both the beginner and the expert. Several wreck dives and a wonderful array of coral reefs offer a wonderfully colourful diving experience that has to be seen to be believed.
Snorkelling is also excellent and the family friendly beaches are clean and unspoilt, offering a day of undiluted relaxation. First and foremost a destination for the serious saltwater angler, it also offers non fishing guests the chance for a fantastic holiday in great comfort.