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Travel Blogs from Matanzas
June 16, Monday: Matanzas
Matanzas was founded in 1693 as San Carlos y San Severino de Matanzas. This followed a royal decree ("real cÚdula") issued ...
Before I get to Havana, I want to show you how different publicity is in Cuba. There are no outdoor billboards advertising Coca Cola or Havana Club rum along the highways. In their place are signs advertising the glories of the revolution. It is as if the only signs you see on U.S. highways are praise for Barack Obama.
You will smile at some of the examples of the advertising arts that I have discovered along the way with my ...
... of Eastern Europeans from Varadero arrived a little while after we did which was fun to watch. All clad in life-vests they went in with a guide and even though they didn’t look like they could swim 25m between them, all but one of them gave snorkelling a go and they loved it coming back to the shore like kids at Christmas. In fact we were the only ones in the water without the vests (divers/guides excluding) – so all those years of swimming lessons for the ...
... Francisco de Paula is La Vigia "The Lookout", Hemingway's home in Cuba. The house sits on a hill with a view back to Havana, it is a lovely location and the house, built in 1886, has an open floor plan and is very comfortably furnished. It is here that two of Hemingway's most celebrated novels were written, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. His boat, the Pilar, is also housed on the property in a ...
... they just pretend to be local people, just because of the tourists and their tips. In my opinion the show wasn't impressive, it was easy trick to get some more tips from tourists. After the show we enjoyed lobster lunch. It was first time for me to eat lobster. First time do not lie, it was delicious.
After nice lunch we went to visit Bellamar caves. The cave was quite long and deep in the ground. Inside was ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Gloria Matanzas
Other places to stay in Matanzas
Playa Giron, Matanzas | Hotelfrom $20