Campground and hotel, with secure grounds, free taxi service into and out of town, mechanical pit to work on your car, mechanic available too if needed, restaurant, laundry service, swimming pool, travel agency. Hard to find but they also own Gekko Tours at airport, so if you visit there they can call and arrange for you to be shown the way.
Ruhige Hotelanlage mit Garten und Swimmingpool. Besitzerin Monika sorgt für Ausflüge auf die herrlichen Keys in der Umgebung. Auch Wohnmoblisten finden hier einen Platz, allerdings ist die Toreinfahrt auf 2,80 Meter begrenzt.Parken ist auch auf der Strasse möglich.
Talked to the Police at the entrance of the beach who let us stay for 2 nights for a "cooperation". We gave them BsF$300 (like USD$1) and next day the came to ask cooperation for the next shift! hahaha... ok, another BsF$300. The good thing is that the baeutiful beach is right there, not packed at all during week days and safe to swim.
There were toilets and showers beside us, but were closed. probably open on weekends. There are also a few restaurants but didn´t have toilets.
It's a house with a big parking lot. They have 2 dogs so watch out when walking through... poooooop everywhere!
They charged BsF$300 for the night and let us use the bathroom and "outside shower" (a hose)
The most inexpensive propane EVER!
You need to leave your cillinder and pick it up after 2pm and pay BsF$30 (around 10 US cents) OR what we did, pay BsF$50 (for a 20 lbs) , refill it in the same minute and take it with you...
We were so happy that gave some tip for the guy that refilled it...
We talked to the Firemen that were around for a safe place to park and as their Station was not built yet, they allowed us to park at the PDV parking lot beside their temporary Station.
Very nice people, they helped us with a mechanic issue and let us stay for 2 nights.
A place that everyone should visit, it's just amazing!
Came for a full day tour (kind of Safari) and paid BsF$1700 (around US$6) including lunch (Bbq on a stick, rice and vegetables) and dinner (baked chicken, rice and salad)!!!
I recommend it 100%.
After dinner we asked to stay overnight in the parking lot to avoid driving in the night and they accepted.
Free place to stay on both sides of the river near the waterfall. Perfect place to chill and bath in the river. Note however that during the rain season many "jejennes" or little biting flies favor this locating as well. High clearance vehicle strongly recommend. South side of the river needs 4x4 to get to the camp. But has toilets and more shaded straw thatched huts.
Lovely rugged 4x4 drive to get here. You will need a high clearance vehicle with low range 4x4! The place was empty but can get crowded during local holidays. e.g. Christmas and January. The river camp has thatched indigenous huts and a new toilet facilities have been built. We gave a small donation to the care taking Pemón. From Kavanayén it's only 20kms or so, but can take you a few hours.
During off season we could camp for free at Andrés his nice place. Gets crowded during local holidays (Christmas and January). From here there is excellent hiking to various viewpoints of the plains in Brazil and the steep drop-off called "El Abismo".
20 Bolivares per night on the quiet parking of the airport. You could leave your vehicle for a few days as well if your flying to Trinidad and Tobago. We couldn't find a flight within the next few weeks...
Free camping on the beach. Under the coconut palm trees. We struck luck in seeing the last batch of turtles hatch and make a beeline for the sea. Note that weekends can get noisy with beach campers that bring generators and music.
Swiss owner Bruno has built a strange camp on the river bank. Stayed here 2 times and all the time prices fluctuated. First time we paid 600 Bolivares per person. It is a safe place although it is in the middle of contraband region. Bruno is a interesting figure who loves to play Swiss traditional jodel music loud on Sunday morning!
This is a quiet little sandy spot with crystal clear water. Tropical colored fish right in front of it near the rock outcrop. Fisherman use this spot to reel in the nets. Sandra and Cubano live above it and you need to ask permission to camp. They'll show you the hidden water tap. Warmest greetings from us: Karin-Marijke and Coen.
This is an awesome place, beautiful surrounded by mountains. You will have time to unwind and explore. you can fish, hike, sleep under the stars It gets chilly at night! you will be cooked by the owners they are great people. We have stayed in this place and it's an amazing experience.
Nice place with straw thached huts, tables, benches and fireplaces as well as a natural pool for swimming near Santa Elenas Airport.
Indigenas come here to wash clothes, seems to be crowded on weekends.
This is the last petrol station before the Brazilian border where petrol is being sold officially to non-locals. Shortages and queues are common. Fill up as soon as you get there (or you might have to wait). Nice restaurant and swimming hole in river behind the house on the spot, can camp in the parking lot or (like I did) just a kilometre further south off the highway.
In the nice but rather tiny yard of Posada Los Pinos. Parked on the lawn across from the parking (on the parking itself it’s not so great, but possible). Safe, quiet at night, small, fresh pool with little slide for kids, clean cold showers and bathrooms, very good dinner at restaurant (around USD 7), fast wifi, water, electricity. 20min walk from town centre. German owner Eric has his own travel agency organising Roraima trips (around USD 200/five days) on which I ended up with a crappy rented sleeping bag. I stayed there for weeks when I was ill and was very glad to have a peaceful, quiet safe haven. Paid around USD 4/night.
Big rigs: Erm... that depends on how much space there is when you show up. I'd say it's not ideal.
Tents: Should be no problem, but I'd say it's not ideal.