A history of religion and culture of Los Roques and Venezuela
In one of the many keys of Los Roques, there is a natural pool with a statue of a virgin, protectress of the fishermen of Los Roques and the Isla de Margarita, this is the story of the “Virgen del Valle”.
Serene and gentle, a virgin rests deep in the seas of Venezuela. She is the Virgen del Valle. She is located in a wonderful natural pool on the coral island or Cayo Francisquí in the Los Roques Archipelago National Park. With Posada Macondo, you can make a dreamlike vacation in the best place in the Caribbean to relax, dive, snorkel and kitesurf. Book with us the best deals for flights and holidays in Los Roques, Venezuela.
Vacation in Los Roques – Excursion to Cayo Francisquí: a spectacular coral island
The paradisiacal and wonderful coral reefs of Los Roques house this unique image of the Virgen del Valle, which is 1.5 m tall and weighs 420 kg, entirely made of cast bronze. If you wish, we can coordinate a boat trip (excursion) to Cayo Francisquí to visit this beauty and snorkel in Los Roques and the best price.
A deep devotion to the Virgen del Valle is maintained in Los Roques, thanks to the faith of its believers, not only of the Roqueños (the kind, humble and warm people of Los Roques), but also of the inhabitants of the Isla Margarita and other places in eastern Venezuela.
The “Virgen del Valle” loved and venerated by the kind people of the Los Roques archipelago
Many people comment, particularly the fishermen of Los Roques: «I was born here in Los Roques and dedicated my entire life to the Virgen del Valle, and while I am alive, I dedicate it to her … Whenever I ask the Virgen del Valle, She listen me.»
For the fishermen of the towns of Margarita and Los Roques, the Virgen del Valle is the best, since they go out to sea, they entrust themselves to the virgin, until they arrive and then they thank her for helping them on a good day of fishing and returning them to the ground. For this and many other stories and legends, the Virgen del Valle is considered the “protectress of the fishermen.”
Natural pools in the Caribbean – Cayo Francisquí – A paradise for snorkeling
This virgin is found in Cayo Francisquí, a place where many tourists come with the desire to visit and meet her, under the sea. Many people even asked for their fiancé’s hand, underwater, kneeling in front of the statue of the Virgen del Valle, as a symbol of their promise of love, in the most paradisiacal place in Venezuela and the Caribbean Sea: The Los Roques archipelago. Enjoy the best offers to vacation with Posada Macondo.
Her arrival in this natural paradise known as Los Roques, was thanks to the work of Admiral Armando Laguna Laguna who, in 2013, together with the people of Los Roques, led a team of divers, who positioned this beautiful underwater image of the “Fishermen’s Virgin”, a few meters deep from the natural pool of the Cayo Francisquí in Los Roques, one of the most spectacular coral island formations in our entire Caribbean Sea and Venezuela.
A religious tradition of the people of Los Roques and also of the Isla Margarita
The devotion to the Virgin of the Valley is not only present in the cities of the Los Roques and Margarita archipelago, but also in the states of Sucre, Anzoátegui, Monagas, Delta Amacuro, Bolívar and Guárico; where she is called the Patron Saint of Eastern Venezuela. An example of the religiosity of the Venezuelan people, characterized by being cheerful, warm, simple, humble and kind.
The best place in the Caribbean to dive: Los Roques with Posada Macondo
Another attraction is snorkeling or diving in Los Roques, during your vacation with Posada Macondo, to fall in love with sea turtles. Discovering these (and many other) magnificent creatures, inside and outside the water has no description, you have to live it. In the Los Roques Archipelago there is a scientific foundation for the treatment of marine turtles and other fauna species and also of the indigenous flora of Los Roques and the Caribbean Sea.
The people of Los Roques, as well as all its visitors and tourists, enjoy true ecological tourism or ecotourism, a great biodiversity of fish, birds and flora, making their vacation in Los Roques with Posada Macondo also ecological. We invite you to take care of and preserve the environment, the ecosystem, fauna and flora of the Los Roques Archipelago National Park, on your next visit to this dreamlike place with us. You can book now the best deals and offers to flight Los Roques.
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The Los Roques archipelago has a large number of coral islands and cays, mostly unspoiled, uncontaminated (without ecological footprint), and the construction or natural alteration of this paradise is prohibited. This will make your vacation in the Caribbean with Posada Macondo, on authentic virgin beaches of super white sand and crystal clear waters, worthy of a fairy tale in warm and comfortable Caribbean cays.