Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Photos of Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba
TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba
Travel Blogs from Santiago de Cuba
... br> Some Rum history:
Don Bacardi had his first rum factory here, which opened in 1868. Today the Cuban Government still makes Rum here: 9 Mill liters of Rum a year which gets to 70 % exported.
The Bacardi Family fled Cuba post-revolution.
Lost in the city
Up the street and nowhere where we wanted to be…. We were between the Moncada and to Plaza de Marte and ...
... dancers would come off the stage and perform in front of our table, at this point the gentleman at the end, closest to the dancers seemed to perk up! I wonder why?.
Considering neither David nor I usually drink Rum or coke somehow it went down well as all part of the atmosphere. Usually you would not be allowed to take bottles of drink back on board but Simon, the assistant cruise director who was in our group had received agreement from the Captain, "For this night only" ...
After the museum our next stop was to be the Bacardi Museum (Barcardi was first invented in Cuba) but it was closed for some reason. Feeling a bit cheated we decided to get a few Mojitos for ourselves in the Hotel ..... The rooftop bar of the hotel has fantastic views all over Santiago de Cuba so we were quite content here for lunch a few Mojitos!
We just relaxed for the late afternoon as we were pooped from rambling around in the searing heat (it's a tough ...
... Trova; it was a little dissapointingly full of tourists, so with no locals to request a dance we turned in for the night. The following day we headed out on a revolutionary tour of the area; starting with the local cemetary, second only to Havana and where Jose Martí is buried. Our guide in the cemetary showed us around the various revolutionaries graves, plus a Buena Vista Social Club musician and lastly to the Jose Martí memorial, where we caught the changing of ...
... rumgereicht, wenn einem nach einem offenen Fenster war. Auch die Geschwindigkeitsanzeige war defekt so fuhr man halt einfach mal nach Gefühl.
Instead of a bus journey from Camaguey to Santiago, Roger organised a car. Or better said, he once again organised a colleague with a car. It was a very old, run down Mercedes and honestly this also describes the driver. No complaints, an older Mercedes is still better than a long bus journey with a broken toilet. Speaking of broken, ...