Outside features Frontiers’ Venezuelan bonefishing adventure

According to Outside magazine, one of South America’s Best Trips is bonefishing in Venezuela with Frontiers Travel. Eighty miles off the Venezuelan coast rests Los Roques, considered the world’s best location for bonefishing. The tiny island is often called the “Christmas Island of the Caribbean.”

Stephanie Pearson writes:

Here’s why: only 1,500 people inhabit the 350-island chain, and the surrounding turquoise waters—packed with coral reefs, mangrove forests, and sea-grass beds—are the protected Los Roques Archipelago National Park. Hurricanes rarely land here, and with year-round temperatures averaging 81 degrees, there’s never a bad time to cast. Did we mention that during high-tide season, between October and December, you’re likely to catch permit, tarpon, and bonefish all in the same day?

The five-bedroom Pez Raton Lodge supplies travelers with comforts such as plasma TV and cable, air conditioning, and hot water for showers, as well as meals prepared by a private chef. The quality and presentation of meals are of the highest caliber, and they may be served on the roof top terrace under the stars.

The main village, Gran Roque, is located within walking distance of the lodge. The islanders are known for their fiestas, which make for some lively evening entertainment.

While Venezuela fly fishing is the draw for many travelers, other activities on Los Roques include snorkeling, windsurfing, kite-surfing, scuba diving, birding and checking out the sea turtle research center.

On the short end, five-night, four-day trips cost $2,795 per person. More rate information can be found here.

Frontiers Travel is a full-service travel company that specializes in light-tackle fishing, quality bird shooting, wildlife photographic safaris, and Elegant Journeys throughout the world. Since 1969, Frontiers has helped avid travelers and sportsmen discover the finest resources available. To learn more, visit http://www.FrontiersTravel.com.

Los Roques, Venezuela

Photo by Bernard Deschamps/Aurora