Caribbean Tourism

Accommodations

Entertainment - Varadero

Cinema: Cine Varadero, Av Playa entre 42 y 43. Discos: Most large hotels have one including: La Patana, Canal de Paso Malo, T667791, open 2200-0500, floating disco at entrance to the balneario; La Bamba, hottest in town at LTI-Tuxpán, biggest, most popular, T667560, open 2200-0400. Nightclubs: Cabaret Continental at Hotel Internacional. US$40 with dinner,...

Accommodation - Zapata Peninsula

D Horizontes Villa Guamá D Horizontes Villa Guamá, Laguna del Tesoro, T592979. 59 a/c rooms in thatched cabañas on several little islands in the style of a Taino village, with bath, phone, TV, restaurant, bar, cafetería, nightclub, shop, tourist information desk, excursions, fishing for largemouth bass in the lake. E Villa Horizontes Playa Larga E Villa...

Accommodation - Trinidad

C-D Motel Las Cuevas C-D Motel Las Cuevas (Horizontes), Finca Santa Ana, T4194013/9. On a hill 10 mins’ walk from town (good road), with caves in the grounds, nice view of the sea, 114 very comfortable rooms in 60 chalets and apartments with a/c, phone, radio, hot water, and very clean, 2 swimming pools, bar, discotheque from 2200 in cave below reception,...

Accommodation - Santa Clara

C Villa La Granjita C Villa La Granjita (Cubanacán), outside town at Km 2.5 on Maleza road, T26053, F28192. 75 rooms in thatched cabañas among fruit trees, cable TV, a/c, phone, pool, bar, shop, buffet restaurant, horses, night-time entertainment around the pool. D Los Caneyes D Los Caneyes (Horizontes), Av de los Eucaliptos y Circunvalación, T4512/5,...

Accommodation - Sancti Spíritus

There are three hotels in town around Parque Serafín Sánchez which are being refurbished to take foreigners as follows: E Plaza (Islazul), F Colonial, Perla de Cuba (Cubanacán). E Plaza (Islazul), T27102. 27 rooms in old colonial building, high-ceilings, refurbished in colonial style, some with balconies overlooking plaza, triples available, a/c, TV, bar,...

Accommodation – Cienfuegos

A-D Mercure Coralia Jagua A-D Mercure Coralia Jagua (Gran Caribe), Punta Gorda, C 37 No 1, T451003, F667454. 145 a/c rooms with view over bay, singles, doubles and triples available, 4-star, being renovated in 2000 and only half full, comfortable, Palacio de Valle restaurant next door, gorgeous decor, live piano music, simple but good food in snack bar,...

Accommodation – Camagüey

C Villa Maraguán C Villa Maraguán (Cubanacán), Circunvalación Este, on outskirts, T72017, 72170. Three-star, 32 rooms and 2 suites with terrace, 3 bars, restaurant, cafetería, car rental, pool, open air night time entertainment when tour parties are staying, video and games room, squash, billiards, table tennis, volleyball, children’s playground, horse...

Caribbean - Phone List

Above the village is the 26-room B Hotel Moka, run in co-operation with the Cuban Academy of Sciences as an ecotourism centre, breakfast US$5, other meals US$15, transfer from Havana US$32, a/c, satellite TV, T852921, 802694, Havana marketing office, Sr Falcón, T333814/3900, F335516. The hotel complex is beautifully designed and laid out, in Spanish...

Accommodation - Vinales

C Los Jazmines C Los Jazmines (Horizontes), Carretera de Vinales Km 23.5, 3 km before the town, in a superb location with travel brochure view of the valley, T936205, F936215, book through Horizontes in Havana, T334042, F333722. 62 nice rooms and 16 cabañas, nightclub, breakfast buffet US$5 if not already included, lunch US$10, dinner US$12, unexciting...

Accommodation – Pinar Del Rio

As you leave the autopista on the north side of José Martí, but in walking distance of the city centre, is the C Hotel Pinar del Río, José Martí final, T50707. Staff friendly and helpful, swimming pool, nightclub, car hire, in need of updating, beds too soft, sheets too short, hot water evenings only, poor lighting, no bedside light, poor TV reception, poor...

Accommodation – Matanzas

D-E Hotel Canimao D-E Hotel Canimao, Km 4 Carretera Matanzas a Varadero, T668021. 120 rooms on hill above Río Canímar, pool, nightclub, good restaurant, excursions offered on the river or to caves. D-E El Valle Another hotel outside town is D-E El Valle, T53300/53118, 7 km northwest of Matanzas, in woodland in the Valle del Yumurí. Built 1985, 42 rooms,...

Accommodation - Old Havana

Several important hotel renovation projects have been completed in Old Havana and these are now elegant places to stay. LL-L Golden Tulip Parque Central (Cubanacán), Neptuno entre Prado y Zulueta, T6066279, F606630, on north side of Parque Central. 281 rooms of international standard, excellent bathrooms, separate shower and bathtub, business centre, 2...

Accommodation - Havana

El Viejo y El Mar (Cubanacán), 248 y Av 5, Santa Fe, T336336, F336823. Pleasant enough hotel on seafront but out of the way and nothing to do unless you are busy at the marina, package tourists come here before going off on excursions, small pool, restaurant with buffet meals, lobby bar, clean, bath tub, tricky shower. A Residencial Turístico, T331150-6....

Accommodation – Peninsula De Guanahacabibes

C-D María La Gorda C-D María La Gorda, T/F5382. July-August are most expensive, November-Easter high season, 3 meals US$31 per person, nowhere else to eat. Lovely location, rooms open onto the beach, hammocks between palm trees, excellent value, renovated 1999, nicely decorated, simple but comfortable, a/c, hot water, minibar, TV, good service, friendly...

Accommodation – Guardalavaca

L-B Delta Las Brisas L-B Delta Las Brisas (Cubanacán), T30218, F30018,Email: reserva@deltsbsa,gvc.gyt.cu All-inclusive, 349 good sized sea view or inland rooms, a/c, satellite TV, phone, balcony, and 84 mini-suites, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, non-motorized watersports, small man-made beach, nice pool, organized entertainment, gym, tennis, bicycles, kids kamp,...