Travel Blogs from Cuba
... to talk to. We left Gonzalo at our hostel and told him we'd see him in 5 minutes for a hot chocolate. Fabrizio the Suisse guy was at the hostel so we invited him for hot chocolate and headed off. He took the tour at the coco museum and we just ordered food and drinks. Gonzalo was already busy making blocks of chocolates. From here we walked back to the beachfront and down towards the mall again. Fabrizio had to buy some stuff so we went along as we didn't really ...
These two cities are colonial treasures. Each is approaching their 500th. Anniversary with lots of restoration and renovation going on.
The main square in Sancti Spiritus had been totally ploughed up during one visit. All labour had been suspended due to the discovery of a burial site beneath the plaza. On my ...
... men didn’t use their special skill to get ahead; instead, they used it for the good of their community. Rather than selling the fish they caught at market, they would either barter or share it with their neighbors. One member of our group asked the fishermen if they were familiar with Hemingway’s Old Man in the Sea. Eduardo, the eldest fisherman who looked as if he could have been Hemingway’s inspiration, replied with a giant grin: ...
... little while to catch up on his bici-taxi (nowhere near as fast as the Ferraris; Dan could barely drive it, given the chance). Today he was representing Switzerland in lycra cycling shorts and jersey, and he looked really sharp. He led us to first one casa (fully booked) and then to “El Chino,” along the way calling out exuberant greetings to children we passed. His mannerisms and shouts of joy were reminding me of someone and later we realized that he ...
... with Cuban crew members of the ship.
It is not an easy life. First, they have to get a passport, which costs 100 Cuban Convertible Pesos (roughly $100 USD) This is a tremendous amount of money in a country where many people make only about 15-20 pesos a month. Then the government makes them go through a lengthy application process. Assuming that ...
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
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
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
Calle 9 e/ Boulevard y Ave. Kawama, Varadero | 3 star hotel
- Run for Your Life!!!!
- Very so-so
- Amazing week
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Playa Santa Lucia | 3 star hotelfrom $53
- Great for the price we paid
- Entertainment Staff
- Loved the hotel hate cuba
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