We stayed at the posada for our 1 year anniversary. Mimo is in charge of the operation of the posada and is also the head chef.
The food was fantastic (gourmet), the service was attentive and friendly, the rooms were simple, yet comfortable. Keep in mind the island's power comes from a huge diesel generator so power outages are the norm. Each posada has its own generator so that was not a big problem. Also, there is no hot water but since the tank is on the roof, if you take your afternoon shower early, it will be warm enough.
The only complaint is that the food they pack you for your beach day is not very good. Sandwiches are somewhat dry but tolerable.
Mimo arranged a private boat for us to go see the turtles and the starfish and have a bit more of a private beach. Our boat captain was Fuji (Juan Carlos) and he was awesome. While Mimo marked up the boat trip by Bs 200 it was definitely worth it. If you speak Spanish, you will be able to get a slightly better deal by getting the boat yourself somewhere in the town.
Keep in mind that Los Roques attracts a lot of bone fishing enthusiasts. They are nice and friendly but can't stop but talking about fly fishing and bone fishing.
Last but not least, keep in mind you are traveling to a 3rd world country. You are not going to a resort with calypso music and pina coladas, and all the amenities. People move slower, take the time, and go with the flow as the sense of urgency will be exponentially lower than what you are accustomed to. Lower your expectations and don't be overly picky or you will be disappointed no matter where you stay in Los Roques or anywhere in the 3rd world.
- Also Known As:
- Posada Acuarela Hotel Los Roques National Park