Caribbean Tourism

Cuba

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,...

Accommodation – Ciego de Avila

E Hotel Ciego de Avila, Carretera de Ceballos, T28013, 2 km out of town. 144 rooms in a modern, 5-storey block, pool, taxis, Havanautos car hire, good food. E Santiago-Habana, Chicho Valdés y Honorato del Castillo, T25703. 76 rooms on the main road through town, run down but convenient. Cayo Coco: AL-A pp Hotel Club Tryp Cayo Coco, T301311 (locally), 333202...

Accommodation – Cárdenas

E Dominica E Dominica, Av Céspedes y 9, T521502. 25 rooms in old sugar warehouse, converted to hotel in neo-classical style in 1919 and now a National Monument, big rooms and suites, some with balconies. Dirección Municipal de Vivienda Dirección Municipal de Vivienda, Laborde 18, T522852/414, Lanexys Abreu Guerra, has a list of legally registered Casas...

Accommodation - Santiago de Cuba

C Club Coralia Santiago (Gran Caribe), formely Club Amigo Bucanero, 3-star, Carretera Baconao Km 4, Arroyo La Costa, T54596, 28130, under renovation in 1999. C Costa Morena, Carretera Baconao, km 38.5, T56127. C Balneario del Sol (Cubanacán), Carretera Baconao Km 39, T398113, 398124. Three-star, all-inclusive resort with 123 rooms, car hire, Visa accepted,...

Accommodation – Holguín

D-E Pernik D-E Pernik (Islazul), T481011. Near Plaza de la Revolución on Av Jorge Dimitrov y Av XX Aniversario. 202 rooms, mostly overnighters passing through, shops, bar, restaurant, empty swimming pool, TV, a/c, nice view from top floor rooms, blue furniture, small bathrooms, adequate. D-E Villa El Bosque D-E Villa El Bosque (Islazul), T481012, just off...

Accommodation – Guantanamo

E Guantánamo E Guantánamo (Islazul), Ahogados, esq 13 Norte, Plaza Mariana Grajales, Reparto Caribe, T381015, F382406, 15 mins’ walk from the centre. Three-star, 112 rooms, 12 cabins, pool, clean, a/c, 2 bars and busy restaurant, food average, disco, mostly Cuban clientèle, staff pleasant and helpful. E La Lupe E La Lupe (Islazul), Carretera del Salvador Km...

Accommodation – East from Havana

B Superclubs Breezes B Superclubs Breezes (Jibacoa), Playa Arrojo Bermejo, Vía Blanca Km 60, T69285122, F69285150. Price per person, all-inclusive, no children under 16, 250 rooms and suites in 2-storey buildings, attractive setting with hilly backdrop and curved, sandy bay, well-equipped, comfortable, good food, vegetarian options, no motorized watersports...

Accommodation – Bayamo

C Sierra Maestra C Sierra Maestra (Islazul), Carretera Central via Santiago de Cuba, T481013, 2 km from city centre. 204 rooms, delightful post-revolution 1960s building, thoroughly kitsch interior, avoid rooms overlooking noisy pool, plenty of nightlife, 3 bars, disco, mostly Cubans, helpful staff, car hire, credit cards accepted. Villa Bayamo Cheaper is...

Accommodation – Baracoa

C-D El Castillo C-D El Castillo (Gaviota), Calixto García, Loma del Paraíso, T42147, F86074. 35 a/c rooms with bath, phone, TV in lobby lounge, pool (US$2 for use by non-residents), parking, friendly staff, food OK, excellent views, very good breakfast. A-D Porto Santo A-D Porto Santo (Gaviota), T43511, F86074. 53 rooms, 3 suites, a/c, bath, TV, restaurant...

Accommodation

Tourists to Cuba often stay in private houses, known as casas particulares. Cubans may offer you their house, apartment or a room and cook for you and you pay for the service (US$). A taxation system for this form of ‘self-employment’ was introduced in 1997 so that it is now legal. Private homes vary considerably and can be extremely comfortable or very...

Tourist Information

Embassies and Consulates Australia, All in Miramar, unless stated otherwise: Argentina, 36 511 entre 5 y 7, T242972/2549, F242140. Austria, 4 101, esquina 1, T242852, F241235. Belgium, Av 5 7406 esquina 76, T242410, F241318. Brazil, Lamparilla, Habana Vieja, T6690512. Canada, 30 518, esquina 7, T2425167, F241069. France, 14 312 entre 3 y 5, T242132,...

Before Travelling

Climate: The high season is mid-December to mid-April, when there are more dry days, more sunshine and less humidity. The season for hurricanes and tropical storms begins in August and can go on until the end of November. In the last few years there have been several storms which have caused flooding and damage to houses and crops. There are also variations...

Cuba

Cuba Cuba has something for everyone and its charms are as varied as they are fascinating. Most people spend some time relaxing and enjoying the sun and sand on Cuba’s extensive beaches, but there is so much more to do. Go before Castro dies and see one of the last bastions of Communism and a culture which has denied itself the influences of the USA. Visit the...

Places to Eat & Drink - Grand Cayman

There are dozens of restaurants on Grand Cayman ranging from gourmet standards, to smaller places serving native dishes. In George Town, there are many restaurants catering for the lunchtime trade of the office workers and a number of fast-food places, takeaways and delicatessens. Prices obviously vary according to the standard of restaurant, but for dinner...