There are a few great things about this place. First and foremost, Peter, the owner, and Alejandro, his nephew-in-law really go out of their way to help you with your trip. This is a big advantage as it is not always easy to get good information about travel in Venezuela. Also, the place is a peaceful little oasis where it is easy to relax before or after traveling to Canaima. The location is well outside of town which was a small inconvenience. I traveled with my brother and we both thoroughly enjoyed drinking beer with Peter who is quite a character.
The only negative was the Canaima trip we purchased. Although it is a wonderful place, the trip could not have been much more disorganized. We knew that this is often the case when going to Angel Falls so we thought we would be able to avoid this by taking Peter's tour which costs more but had better reviews. I really don't think it matters who you sign up with as all the groups get mixed together in the end so I would recommend Canaima travelers to go with the cheapest option available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada La Casita is a quite place, located outside of the main city of Ciudad Bolívar. It provides a quiet and idyllic atmosphere, with its small bungalows, its large green areas, with palms, monkey, parrots, etc. If it is hot and you need to refresh, our swimming pool is the perfect location to do so. Our outside lounge is a great place, to have a drink and chat with the other guests. Here a public laptop with Internet Access is also available. Our selfmade juices (made from fruits of our property) and our delicious dinner are renowned in the area. As a bonus, we do also provide free pick up for our guest to and from the airport. We are also assisting in the organization of trips and tours. Guests staying with us inbetween their tours have the opportunity, to leave their baggage in a locked room at the Posada. This way you can enjoy your tour with only the luggage you need, while the rest is safeguarded here at the Posada. For your safety, we have security staff, guarding our property during the night time. A free shuttle service to downtown Ciudad Bolívar is available twice a day. All rooms are equipped with a private Bathroom, Shower and Air Condition. Some of our rooms do have TV with access to Direct TV (Pay TV). We are welcoming all of our guests to our beautiful posada. Peter Rothfuss and Maria Teresa Marquez R. ... more less