Hotel Maria La Gorda

Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, Pinar del Rio, Cuba | 2 star hotel
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Beautiful Diving

A travel blog entry by thewalkers on Jan 27, 2014

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It wasn't easy getting to Maria La Gorda - but it was well worth it.  It's right at the western tip of Cuba and the last 40km or so is a single dirt track.  At the end of it is one hotel....and a dive shop.  It's reputed to be the best diving on the island but as our last experience on Cayo Guillermo wasn't fantastic, it didn't have …

Robaina Tobacco Plantation, est 1845

A travel blog entry by c.i.222


... as Cohiba, Monte Cristo and so on, this is the only one to farm the crop exclusively for its own brand, named after the grandson of the original founder, who bought the plantation in 1845. The brand was established in 1997, then only the third brand to have been created since the Revolution in 1959. The owners have gone further than any other vega ...

R & R at Maria La Gorda

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


Maria La Gorda is a place at almost the farthest western reach of Cuba named for a Fat Mary. Although cattle were grazing all over the hotel grounds, there didn't seem to be much else there aside from the hotel with a dive centre. We got there by 11 a.m., keen to start our mini-vacation from the road and from casa particulars. We couldn’t check in that early, so we easily whiled away three hours at the beachside café, drinking cappuccinos and Bucaneros. We met some ...

Best cycling day

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure


Our road between Rancho La Guabina and Sandino had all the ingredients for the ideal cycle touring day. An early start in a clear day, to enjoy the low morning light playing across the fields. A road that winds a little, goes up and down a little, but is easy to follow and not too steep. Slow-moving, non-motorized traffic—horse carts, oxen sleds, and bicycles. Interesting scenery of low mountains and small villages and farms, tobacco growing ...

Lazy day on the beach

A travel blog entry by jamesanddebra


Friday 6 September 2013 Where has the day gone? Breakfast and reclining on the lounger under the palm trees. Perhaps gaining our strength for our late night. Cows are grazing to keep the grass down. Thought they might be friendly but when one of them put its head down in a very pointed way I decided to move off the path for it rather than risk incurring its wrath. CNN on tv here. First news for a while and nothing new or different seems to have happened so all ...

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This 2 star hotel is located on Peninsula de Guanahacabibes, Pinar del Rio.
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    Reviewed by thewalkers

    Beautiful and professional dive centre

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2014
    by (1 review) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    There were three types of accommodation on offer; wooden bungalows set back in the trees, 2-storey concrete buildings on the beach and new 3-storey concrete blocks just behind the beach blocks (all priced the same). We opted for the latter for the massive shower and room, large balcony and good air conditioning. We would have given a top rating, but the all-inclusive food was just okay.

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