We stayed 12 days at La Gaviota and appreciated the friendly atmosphere, the basic but refined premises and the attentive staff. Meals were very "balanced" maybe a bit too "international"; we asked for lobster (at least once...) but were told we could not get it, even for a surcharge.
Upon arriving we had to argue for a good room (and the posada was almost empty for all of our stay..) refusing those on the ground floor with no windows. The double bed was terribly uncomfortable and the TV was broken, waiting for a "technician from Caracas" who never materialized. The posada is not equipped with hot water which made showers often uncomfortable.
We spoke some Spanish and often had to act as interpreters as the staff spoke nothing else and frankly did not make any effort to understand..
The minimal "social life" in Gran Roque is in the posadas, so if we go back we'll look for a slightly more lively place where at least you can exchange a few words with other guests.
From the outside we so no better posada than La Gaviota with the possible exception of Natura Viva, very attractive and much bigger, therefore promising to be more pleasant to stay.
However nearly two weeks is probably too much; next time we'll book for a week on a boat and 3-4 more days on the islandMore
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included