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Los Monjes archipelago (Venezuela)

Los Monjes archipelago (Venezuela)



The Los Monjes islands, a federal dependency of Venezuela, are located to the northwest of the gul of Venezuela.

The islands consist of rocks rising steeply out of the sea, without any beaches or natural landing. The Venezuelan Navy maintains a base on El Sur, where it constructed a pier. The islands have no natural resources and must be supplied from the mainland. Fishing is the main activity around the islands, usually by fishing boats making the short trip from the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela.

There are three islands or island groups, with a total area of 0.2 km²:

  • Monjes del Sur consists of the two largest islands, connected by an artificial dam. The southern of the two islands reaches a height of 70 m and has a lighthouse.
  • Monje del Este, a small rock 5.3 km northeast of Monjes del Sur, reaches a height of 43 m.
  • Monjes del Norte, is 12.3 km NNE of Monjes del Este, and consists of five small rocks, the largest one of which reaches a height of 41 m.
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Isla Los Monjes del Sur (Venezuela)

The anchorage (12°21.45'N, 70°54.18'W) is on the southwest side of Isla Monje del Sur. You moor to a two-inch polyester line attached to the sides of an artificially created bay with room for five or six boats. Unless you are absolutely certain the wind will stay north ...
1 Jan 16

Paarden Baai - (oranjestad)

Small port.
3 May 11

Sint Nicolaas Baai

Port protected by a breakwater.
3 May 11

Harbour Village

Water depth: 12 to 16 feet  Yacht maintenance and repair  Dive tank refills Phone Water  Electricity (50Hz) 127-130V 30A 230 -240V 50A  Gasoline and diesel fuel and bunker fuel available
6 Mar 15

Puerto Chichiriviche

Small port.
5 May 11

Port of Santa Marta (Colombia)

The port is a container terminal with no facilities for passengers. A short shuttle will bring you to the center of town by the beach next to the old Custom House.
It's a port of call.

Phone: 57 5 4211311
Fax: 57 5 4212161
17 Apr 20

Marina Santa Marta (Colombia)

Located on the north coast of Colombia, Santa Marta was one of the first cities to be discovered in the country and is also known as "Ciudad Mágica" (the Magic City).
Marina Santa Marta now has authorisation to act as a clearance agent. The marina will organise all clearance ...
5 Jan 16

Puerto Cabello

5 May 11

Puerto Borburata

Small port.
5 May 11

Marina Puerto Velero (Clombia)

Marina located between Barranquila and Cartagena, built on a reef and huge sand bar that extends from the mainland.
The area is clean and developing and a large anchorage is also available should you not wish to dock in the marina.

540b. (6 to 20 m)
Cell: (57) 321 563 ...
5 Jan 16
Local Area


Venezuela has a 2,800 km (1,700 mi) long coastline. It is bound on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
14 Feb 20

NW Atlantic Ocean

Entre le Groenland et la mer du Nord, l'Atlantique est séparé de l'Océan Arctique par le seuil de Wyville-, zone relativement peu profonde (entre 300 et 1250 m) et de laquelle émerge l'Islande.
Au Nord, c'est-à-dire déjà dans l'océan Arctique, on trouve le bassin de Norvège, ...
19 Mar 15
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