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Posada La Acacia, Morrocoy

Since Julieta, the owner of this posada, doesn’t have an account on Trip Advisor (she wants to keep things low-key) I thought I’d make a special post for her.

A couple towns and villages surround Morrocoy, so even before choosing a posada you have to choose your general location. Chichiriviche is the major town on the western end of the park. The name is super cool, but in reality it can feel busy and generally not quite equipped for the number of tourists it hosts. There are nice posadas there but your desire to relax may have to battle the street noise. On the east end of the park is Tucacas (note: although the town feels a bit poopy, I doubt that’s where the name actually comes from). Tucacas is a place to go to the ATM or the supermarket on your way into the park.

Instead of staying in those towns, we would suggest heading into the park itself to stay at a quieter, more tranquil posada — the oldest of which is Posada La Acacia. Julieta has modernized the rooms and grounds over the years, but she was doing the posada thing before posadas were a thing. The decorations are tasteful and not overdone. The pool is superb and the rooms have all the modern fixtures. There are two rooms inside the main posada area and four more outside. For simplicity sake, I would recommend requesting one of the inner rooms.

We felt lucky that we were the only visitors during our stay; we had the place to ourselves. With a little help from a part-time grounds keeper and cook, Julieta (herself a talented cook) is the one who takes care of the guests. She is warm and incredibly hospitable, good with children and speaks some English. There are a couple handsome, well-behaved dogs that add to the home-feel of the place.

Julieta will arrange the water taxi to the cays with Tico, a fine gentleman who used to work at the posada. We found his wildlife tour and recommendations for the cays to be spot on. Both Tico and Julieta seem to agree that the most important thing is for the guests to relax and enjoy themselves. We certainly did.

Here are some photos of our stay:

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