Travel Blogs from Cuba
... but very refreshing nevertheless. Had fun making sand castles with Eduardo's daughter (6) and getting her to jump waves. Amazing watching the sun go down sipping Chachancharas listening to the music, dancing by the bonfire (well not us but some of them - which wasn't necessarily a good thing as Mitch burnt his foot on a hot ember from the previous fire) and then a great lightening show over Trinidad. Another busy interesting day bites the ...
... enough. For lunch they add a bottle of water and a tangerine.
Musli bars and more fruit are in my room. The evening meal was rice with some chicken mix, tasty but I won’t overeat.
I am not working a lot, much time is spend just talking and enjoying being together with a very varied group of people (12). I assembled the nurses and premed students and started making a plan for health screening and education.
A bus took us to a modern shopping ...
... a mere $1 cover. Easily the best value for a night out that I’ve experienced in ages.
The next morning, after a generous and delicious breakfast at the homestay, we trekked to a nearby farm to experience a little history of Cuba’s cultural icon, the cigar. We were led by our wonderful local guide Sandra, easily one of the most personable souls you’ll ever meet and imbued with passion and knowledge about her country. She also filled us in on some of the ...
... got people to volunteer for the different acts including me and four other guys to do what was an "emotional" orchestra. We each had a different emotion to sing when she pointed at us... believe me the crowd was losing it, and so were we.
Afterwards it was on to the casino for the slot pull, arranged by Bill and Rosie. Everyone that signed up for it put in 15 dollars and got five pulls on our selected machine. ...
... up to assist with feeding the people. The result is a number of organic fruit and vegetable gardens set up in the most unusual places in the centre of the city. Apparently they are all through the country, but it was good to see these similar to what were featured on the TV series. We then went through the suburbs, again all built by the Americans in the 1950's in the Vedado section of the city. Vedado means 'forbidden' and ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Tortuga Lodge Cuba
Other places to stay in Cuba
Carretera de Las Morlas, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Excellent new hotel
- Not Impressed.
- Loved Blau Varadero watch where you are walking
Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great location and hotel
- Stay at the Parque Central
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Best hotel ever
- Needs Improvement
- An historic beauty, worth every penny
Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco | Hotelfrom $124
Playa Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Calle L e/ 23 y 25, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Would definitely recommend...
- Amazing views; Great Cuisine
- Great Hotel in a fantastic location in Havana
Punta Hicacos Final, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Great Hotel, Great Staff
- I Love the LTI!!!
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
Ave Paseo entre 1 y 3, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Top Hotel and not too far from Old Havana
- Good Cohiba
- Watch out for long distance calls
Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Largo | 4 star hotelfrom $60
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
Ave 1ra e/ 10 & 12, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- OH dear Oh dear ...lots to still learn here
- I don't ask for much but...
- Happy we chose it
Ave. Turistica Tararaco, Playa Santa Lucia | 4 star hotelfrom $8
- A good spot...but....
- Loved the site, the people and the ambiance!
- Noise Noise Noise
Avenida 1ra entre 60 y 64, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Incredible beach
- Would have liked to stay
- Jan 2004 to Cuba
Prado 603 esquina Dragones, Havana | 4 star hotel
- Great hotel, good location
- Saratoga hotel, Havana - Great!
- Good blend of modern and traditional
Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco | 5 star hotelfrom $51
Calle 9 e/ Boulevard y Ave. Kawama, Varadero | 3 star hotel
- Run for Your Life!!!!
- Very so-so
- Amazing week
Calle Jose Marti 262, Trinidad | 5 star hotel$125 average
5 Avenida e/ 72 y 76 Miramar, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice hotel, location a bit too far out!
- Best food in Havana
- Thumbs up
Playa Santa Lucia | 3 star hotelfrom $53
- Great for the price we paid
- Entertainment Staff
- Loved the hotel hate cuba
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
Avenida Las Americas y Calle M, Santiago de Cuba | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Paseo del Prado No 416 , Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Beware of type of room given
- Be warned
- Das inglaterra war sehr schön und gediegen