I have been to Los Roques many times - more than ten at least - and stayed at Dona Carmen several of these visits. While I have suspected theft before, it was confirmed this last visit. It is with a heavy heart I had to email the owner, on behalf of our six man strong Swedish sports fishing group, because I love Los Roques and would like the truth to be different. The location of this posada is good, and the value is OK for Los Roques, but it ended up to be an expensive story.
In short, we left the deposit to the old woman in charge, for safety keeping. But instead of keeping our valuables safe, several hundred USD as well as several thousand BSF was stolen. All in all we estimate the loss to over 700 USD divided on six persons. In addition to this another guest had a camera and a cell phone stolen. Very sad for us to see that our beloved Dona Carmen is not to be trusted. We lost some more faith in Venezuela. And Dona Carmen lost several returning as well as potential customers. In addition to this, the staff are rude most of the time and the food are considered horrible by most guests we talk to. We got tourist diarrhea a few times during every visits to this posada, but since the price is relatively good and the location is convenient when you carry many rods, we kept returning, hoping for a better cook every year. Until this last visit. Now we had enough! Pick another place if you value your belongings, a friendly smile or good food.