Club Amigo Mayanabo
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Today we have another long drive, but worse than yesterday's as the roads are much worse. Breakfast at the Gran Hotel is indescribable so I'll skip it. We drive past endless fields of sugar cane and bananas. The Latvians take pictures of everything. We are sure they are spies. Either that or they work for the Latvian tourist bureau and are doing a comparison report! We have to stop to take pictures of a sugarcane harvester. It doesn't look too bad actually, I've seen similar ...
... by the flies and keep taking pictures of them on the food. Us Aussies of course, hardly notice, feels like home in that respect! After lunch we do a tour of many of the plazas in the town by bicycle. These are peddled by a local guide and his mates, our "driver" is called Lazlo (I thought that was a Hungarian name). We are advised that the restaurant we had lunch at was one of the top 2 restaurants in the city.. No one says anything. The tour guide ...
... her yard, including mango, plum, coconut, lemon, pineapples, and donkey bananas. In addition to the coffee, coconut cookies, and assorted fruits that Juanita had prepared for us, some among us dared to try the juice of raw sugarcane, freshly pressed in front of us. Very sweet!
When we arrived back in Camagüey this afternoon, we visited the art gallery of Lario for a unique performance by a group from the music conservatory that would ...
... owners of paladares also purchase produce from private and cooperative farmers, which generally have a wider choice of ingredients than the government farmers.
Following our market experience, we meandered around Plaza Carmen and admired its sculptures created by Martha Jiménez and modeled after the townspeople. In fact, we met one of the models who posed with his characteristic newspaper alongside his bronzed doppelganger. We were then ushered into Martha’s studio ...
... a method of solving life’s problems, and they’re comfortable picking and choosing the aspects of a variety of religions that will solve those problems. In fact it’s not uncommon for one person to see a Catholic priest, a Santeria priestess, and Palo Monte like one would see a doctor for a first, second, and third opinion.
Our final pit stop on our journey to Camagüey was in Bayamo, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Club Amigo Mayanabo Playa Santa Lucia
If you want sunshine and awesome beach, go to CUBA! I love Cuba more everytime I go. This time my husband and I took 3 of our sons aged 13, 9, and 6. I think they already want to go back. We got an awesome deal with go travel direct. Hope to get another one next year, so we can take the children. Now, as someone has already said in their review, if you need 5 star accomadations, Club Amigo Mayanabo will most likely not be for you. But if you need sunshine, nice beach, relaxation, great pool, nice staff and adequate food, this place will suit you and even your family perfectly. The rooms were not fancy by any stretch of the imagination but were perfectly clean and comfortable. If I have any complaints at all about the room, it would just have to do with the disco next door. You see, it was really loud and went almost all night long. We turned on our air conditioner to about 21 degrees to help get us to sleep. It drowned out the sound pretty good. Our children were not bothered by it very much. I think after their day of sun and lots of pool volleyball they likely could have slept through anything. The food was not too great. I like vegetables alot (carrots, brocolli etc.) and only saw carrots once. Our children enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and french at the snack bar daily. In the dining room we enjoyed a lot of pasta and fresh bread. Enjoyed it too much, so says my scales back here at home!!!!! The ice-cream was the very best we have ever had. If you should choose this place try the coffee and the maple. Yummy! Good luck trying to get a glass of wine for lunch! But you might once or twice if you can be persuasive! As far as the entertainment at night, none of us could stay awake!!! We had too much fun during the day. One word of advice. Be careful around the pool, as it is very slippy. But the pool was beautiful and the cleanest pool we have been to. The man who took care of it was there every single morning. One morning we were up at 6:30 and he was cleaning it. Would we go back again to the same resort? This will be the first time I have ever said yes to this question. Yes, Yes, Yes.
I just came back from this resort. It was my first trip to Cuba so I don't have any other resorts to compare it to. I have to say the weather was absolutely beautiful, the sun was very hot. No cloudy days!
Numerous visits to cuba and most in 2-3 star hotels This hotel is rated on the hight side (3 star) but has several positive points. Food, pool, beach and front desk staff, excellent. Rooms, grounds and amenities average. Bar service,pillows,entertainment and piano bar, poor. Due to strong winds could not be on the beach for 4 out of seven days As anywhere in Cuba's 3 star hotels, bring your own mug (for larger drinks and coffee, keeps it hot/cold),face cloth and beach towels(no hassle) Boris the slowest bartender in cuba. Shows are very poorly done. Staff in general not as good and friendly as other hotels.(Hotels closes from April to November) Bars,discos and good shows outside hotel. Good tennis courts,excellent beach volley ball. Watch out:very slippery tiles around the pool. Good value for money if you get a "deal" Enjoyed my stay.
Club amigo mayanabo was more than i imagined it to be. I thought it would be cheasy. The pool was great, the drinks were standard, what more do you need anyway. The beach was so beautiful, water was very warm. I really really liked the entertainment staff and animation people, they were incredible. There was a variety of activities and water sports. As many mentioned the rooms wernt all that great, you dont spend time in them anyway, all you do is sleep there. The tv channels were good and the rooms were very clean. You always ended up having a swan made on your bed out of towels. very cute. there was also air conditioning.Food was very good. Maybe the breakfast wasnt very good, not much to pick from. The evening entertainment was wonderful. The music was too. Beautiful dances by the dancers. You also have dance lessons there . it was very hot( 28 29 degrees) when we went, March 04 - march 11. Consider bringing extra clothes you dont need for the poeple there. They dont have much. I will be going back there next year, can't wait to see everyone there again. I miss it very much. Can't wait to go there again!!
We returned from Cuba on February 9th and had a great time. My travelling group of four (all late 20's and early 30's) were content with the atmosphere and the relaxation. The resort is not what I would consider "party ville" but there certainly were some off-site discos that will feed the party need! We really enjoyed the beach, the snorkelling and the friendly feeling the resort brought. The drinks were basic (lots of alcohol!), the food was good and the hotel was clean. Like many have mentioned - the rooms were not great but if you're not spending a lot of time in your room it's not a big concern.
Feb.25th, 2004 Just got back from Cuba and I'm missing the beautiful weather and beach already. I was quite impressed by Club Amigo Mayanabo in the sense that I felt we got more than our fair share for our money.
Enjoyable stay for the light hearted. If you love perfection maybe its
Yesterday, 9 February we returned from Club Mayanabo. We were there 4 years ago and then it was so so. Now, I can tell you IT WAS FANTASTIC.
I had a wonderful experience at Mayanabo. I am a bit of a cruise addict and I was not sure if hanging around a resort for a week would be for me.
Room Quality: Well....this is where the fall down a little. Im certainly not a Marble/gopldplated 5 star accomidation traveller, but....well these rooms were anything but soundproof, although clean and comfortable otherwize. Ample hotwater (why would you want it?) and pressure in the shower. (Bring your own face cloth if you want one not supplied. Basic towels are though).