TripAdvisor Reviews Tortuga Lodge Cuba
Travel Blogs from Cuba
... Todays last tour was of a 17th century Haciena in the countryside not far from Paracus that at one time housed 1000 slaves which were smuggled in via tunnels from the coast so the family who owned the house wouldnt have to pay taxes to the Spanish government. A brief tour of the house and then down into the tunnels. One room had 'slaves bones' in it but im not sure if i believe that one. On the house grounds was the families own church. South America ...
... housing books from the 1500s in a Hogwarts style setup. Unfortunately no cameras allowed but it was quite something with two spiral staircases half way down the hall that would have been no more than four meters wide. Both the bottom level and the mezzanine level were overflowing with books, but not one of them was stored behind glass nor were the windows closed to help preserve them. After walking through some of more of the Monastery, Tino was explaining ...
... or “yellow men” (because of the uniform they wear). People in need of transportation know to line up here because the Yellow Man pulls over government-owned vehicles with empty seats for the individuals to occupy. The service costs as much as it would cost to ride a city bus. While tour buses are government-owned, they are exempt if there are tourists inside. However, when Willie and Hector make the return trip from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, they ...
It took us a week to return to La Habana from La Bajada. In the first couple of days, Dan slowed down a bit with not eating dinners (we'd go up an incline and when I looked back it was as if a vacuum cleaner had sucked him backward), but soon he was back in form, riding past the grounds of an escuela primaria and calling out with a big wave, "Good morning, Cuba!" to the delight of the girls playing a circle game. A refrain boomed forth for any group sitting on a ...
... an accident, especially if someone gets hurt, he could face a stiff prison term - sometimes as much as ten years.
All in all, it was very pleasant visit. The family provided coffee and snacks, and we spent an hour or so talking casually with them. We were sad to leave - partially because we enjoyed the visit, but partially because this was our last scheduled activity. Tomorrow, we pack up and head back to the US.
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
Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco | Hotelfrom $124
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Best hotel ever
- Needs Improvement
- An historic beauty, worth every penny
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
Playa Guardalavaca, Guardalavaca | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Punta Hicacos Final, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Great Hotel, Great Staff
- I Love the LTI!!!
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
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Largo | 4 star hotelfrom $60
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
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
Calle Jose Marti 262, Trinidad | 5 star hotel$125 average
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Calle 9 e/ Boulevard y Ave. Kawama, Varadero | 3 star hotel
- Run for Your Life!!!!
- Very so-so
- Amazing week
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
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
Playa Santa Lucia | 3 star hotelfrom $53
- Great for the price we paid
- Entertainment Staff
- Loved the hotel hate cuba