Hotel Rancho San Vincente
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Pinar del Rio
... centre from the street opposite the office and there is no hurry and the usual queuing before departure. Some final days in Havana and then home.
The busses intrigue me. The drivers’ area first of all, with its childish mascots, artificial flowers and small flags. Only the flags I can match more or less with the macho culture of mature Cubans, say pride. Although the European and Canadian flags are definitely aimed at those large ...
... efforts to attract tourists, offering engaging guided tours of the plantation, product sampling opportunities and even the chance to meet members of the Robaina family, though Alejandro himself died in April 2010, aged 91. Visits here remain an unofficial tourist attraction, with the enterprising owners, not the state, running the short tours. ...
... to our first hotel), and our shower was like nothing I'd ever showered in before - you were basically showering in a window, looking out over the houses of Las Terrazas below.
We went out for dinner as a group, to La Casa del Campesino, or Farmer's House, for some more good, home-cooked Cuban food. While there seems to be limited supply of fresh veggies, or a wide selection of ingredients, on the island, the local people always know how to whip up a tasty meal.
... to the main road heading east. Our destination for the next couple of days was Pinar del Rio province and in particular the small town of San Diego de los Banos. The drive wasn’t too bad and we arrived early in the afternoon and booked into the Hotel Mirador, which seems to be the popular option. We enquired about the possibility of guided birding (there is a well known local guide who can be contacted through reception)
... differently, purely because the variety just doesn’t exist! I walked past a children’s shop and looked in the window - there must have been 10 outfits, 4 pairs of shoes and a few toys and THAT’S IT!
One unfortunate thing about Cuba is that is quite obvious how controlling the government is. You hear different things from each person you speak to and everyone is worried that the police are listening to everything they ...