Hotel Islazul Sierra Maestra

Carretera a Santiago de Cuba, km 7 e 1/2, Bayamo, Cuba | 3 star hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Bayamo

Chapter Five - El Cobre and Bayamo

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

7
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“This is for you, dear tourist. There is no charge, but if you want to give something for my family I’ll accept it.” Unsuspecting tourists show their gratitude by donating a convertible peso, worth about 1US$. This is nothing to a tourist, but it’s 5% of a monthly state salary. By accosting just 20 innocent tourists in 7 days by the end of the month they will ...

Day 7 of Cuba tour - Santiago de Cuba

A travel blog entry by calsanders

4

... s home town and we go past 2 of the schools he attended. Ely tells us he was a good student and qualified as a lawyer (bit like Mandela then). Although yesterday she told us he has had 5 wives and has 8 children, but 2 of the wives left him and moved with their kids to the US. We have a wander around the streets, go to the Balcony de Velazques, which has a reasonable view of the harbour (1 CUC). It's interesting that you cannot see the harbour from most city streets. After a while we ...

Living like Kings

A travel blog entry by bdsearle

5

... some of the world's best rum and cigars for super cheap and headed back to the hotel in our 1930 taxi and swan in the pool, smoked a cigar, drank the rum, had some locals beers and devoured some utterly delicious 25c mangoes, over a fantastic Cuban sunset and bantered drunkenly for the rest of the night.

I have never been a massive fan of mangoes but here they are everywhere and utterly delicious. I’m told the abundant ...

In Castro's footsteps

A travel blog entry by bdsearle

5

I met Dave at the bus terminal and we headed for two hours to Bayamo. There we walked the streets of the tiny city looking for a hotel. The first of the two we intended to try was closed and the second was full. So we did the unthinkable and employed the use of jintero (hustler) to find us a casa particulare (local home which rents out a room or two to visitors). We ended up in a very nice casa particulare with a legless ...

Colonial town, fort, cemetary and mountains

A travel blog entry by adamz

186

... salsa. Also interesting to watch the old single guys hanging around the balcony waiting for some local to come pick them up. Once again old guys young women hooking up.

Was about to leave as the place was thinning out before someone sat at my table. Didnt want to be to rude and just leave but sat quitely so she moved on after a few minutes and then decided to call it a night. Probably would have bought her a drink and gone dancing if I could do anything more than a few basic steps.
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This 3 star hotel is located on Carretera a Santiago de Cuba, km 7 e 1/2, Bayamo.
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