We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights, and from the very beginning you can tell that La Cigala is definitely the best posada in Los Roques.
The location could not be better, is about 4 minutes walking from the airport (you won’t be bothered by plane noises, there is not traffic at night or early in the morning), 3 minutes from the dock, and 1 minute from the Aereotuy office. This is very convenient, for instance you can wait for your plane inside the posada until it lands.
The facilities are very clean and comfortable; remember that Los Roques it’s a very small beach town, so forget about big fancy hotels, luxuries and home like amenities. All the rooms have air conditioner, private bathroom, Wi-Fi and no TV (you won’t need it). The posada have some common areas to rest and hang out, it has a lovely deck with a comfortable hammock and a couple of chairs and cushions.
The food was just awesome. They serve the basic stuff at breakfast (arepas, pancakes, cereal, etc.). At lunch time, they give you a lunch box with enough ice, water and soft drinks for a couple, the lunch could be a tuna or ham and cheese wrap, pasta or tortilla. The dinner is the main event, you will enjoy 4 plates, in the two nights we stayed there we had barracuda ceviche/zucchini carpaccio, pasta/pumpkin soup, fish (peto/barracuda) and chocolate nougat/mini brownie balls. With the all-inclusive package, you will have coffee, soft drinks (try the papelón con limón), tea, water, cookies and cakes all day long.
But what really makes the difference is the staff. What a nice, kind and service oriented people. They receive you from the moment you step the island and take care of everything you need. The guy on charge (Alejandro) helped me with a special request and the rest of the team showed themselves very attentive all the time. I wish the rest of hotels in Venezuela had a staff at least 10% as attentive as these guys. They also know very well all the keys and beaches, so they can recommend the perfect one for your needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Incredible location, situated 20 meters from the beach, with beautiful social open spaces, a great terrace with ocean view and 8 rooms all with air conditioning, private bathroom, hot water. Equipped with 2 private boats, has concession to operate flying fishing operation with guides and captain. Owners expert kiters and SUP provide all information about the best spots. Offers B&B, Half board and Full Board packages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Posada La Cigala Hotel Isla El Gran Roque
- Posada La Cigala Los Roques National Park, Venezuela