Islazul Costa Morena

Carretera de Baconao, km. 32, Sigua, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | Hotel
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Day 8 of Cuba tour - to Baracoa via Guantanamo

A travel blog entry by calsanders

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... US controlled Cuba, for a peppercorn rent, but after the 1959 revolution Castro has not cashed any of the checks. The road into the base is not used now as no Cubans work their anymore, recruitment being banned. The no mans land is referred to as the "cactus curtain" and was mined by the US until the Clinton administration removed them and replaced the security with movement sensors. The Obama administration has agreed to close down the detention centre but this has not happened ...

It's a long way to Santiago

A travel blog entry by mcdermk7

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Day 51 - Tuesday 18 February - Santiago de Cuba

600kms of roads between Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba in the southwest of the country. The trip was roughly going to take 12 hours so we had planned an early start. After a breakfast of champions (and a few extra bread rolls in our bags for a snack on the road) in the best Casa in all of Cuba we hit the road around 8.30am.

We had planned to stay on the Secondary Roads the whole way. It was adding a few kms onto ...

Our Lady, the Castle and the Rain

A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan

12

... a few years ago and is very beautiful. It is the tradition to take a yellow flower to give the Lady at the altar so Gigi bought us sunflowers and we also lit a yellow candle for Steve's parents. Afterwards we drove to the El Morro Castle, which was built in the mid-1500's to protect Santiago from the pirates. it is in a very beautiful location above the bay. We had lunch ...

Santiago de Cuba - The Melting Pot

A travel blog entry by iluv2xplore

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... hawks by two staff members throughout our very quick visit. The cancellation of our tour was somewhat disappointing but expected as we were warned many times prior to our departure of the US that our schedule was subject to change with little to no notice…


We then made our way to the Museo de Arte Colonial, built in 1516, and the home of Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, conquistador and first Spanish governor of Cuba. We ...

A rock, some coffee, and a bird of paradise.

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller

5

... absolute picture. We were also taken through his Anthurium garden, viewing varieties that I have never seen before. We also saw many native orchids from Cuba. It was an enjoyable visit and we soon had to leave.
Our return to the hotel was uneventful, as our beat-up jeeps brought us back safe and sound. The views, and the wonderful world heritage sites were wonderful and this was yet another unforgettable day in this beautiful ...

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This hotel is located on Carretera de Baconao, km. 32, Sigua, Santiago de Cuba.
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