Villa Gaviota Santiago de Cuba

Address: 502 Ave. Manduley, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel is located on 502 Ave. Manduley, Santiago de Cuba.
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      Travel Blogs from Santiago de Cuba

      Santiago de Cuba: The Hero City

      A travel blog entry by nicole.marrocco on Mar 15, 2014

      37 photos

      ... the dining room to speak with us. He shared with us the ins and outs of owning a paladar; he must pay the government 10% of the monthly income and that the waitstaff makes a very good salary, similar to or greater than that of a teacher. What I found most surprising, however, is that Cuban banks now give loans to finance private businesses. This is very different from the Cuba of yesteryear in which private enterprise was not ...

      The War for Independence in Santiago de Cuba

      A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan on Jan 31, 2014

      12 photos

      ... jointly owned by the Cuban government and the Spanish hotelier, Melia. It is large and very nice for a Cuban hotel with many bars and restaurants. We toured the hotel and the neighborhood with Joli before checking into our room at 3:00 PM. We all needed some downtime as many of us didn't have a lot of sleep last night.

      Dinner was at Don Antonio's in the city center. The food was awful but the musicians were very good and we bought a ...

      Landed in Cuba!

      A travel blog entry by mblosser on May 04, 2013

      34 photos

      ... a nice courtyard with ample seating and had an awesome Cuban breakfast for only $5 CUC! At night, Santiago turned into a different animal. Music and people blared out into the streets to a pulsating afro-cuban beat. We went to a restaurant, and then Casa de la Trova, famous for its live music. We then walked amongst people in the streets and got convinced by a group of Rasta's listening to reggae music to join them. As everything involves ...

      Santiago de Cuba - The Melting Pot

      A travel blog entry by iluv2xplore on Apr 25, 2013

      6 photos

      ... sugar cane and chocolate bars – both milk and dark.

      This was our first experience with both the local (Moneda Nacional = CUP) and tourist currencies (Cuban Convertible Peso = CUC), which have a considerable difference in value (1 CUC = ~20-25 CUP). Thank goodness we had someone traveling with us who could easily tell the difference between the two, and was able to assist some of our fellow travelers with their ...

      Going South

      A travel blog entry by smitherson on May 11, 2012

      1 comment, 12 photos

      A hellish bus ride later we arrived in Santiago de Cuba as the sun rose. The hustle and bustle around the bus terminal was crazy but our taxi drive came looking for us and we were away before we new it.

      Maria who ran the Casa was lovely and let us have a spare room, as we had arrived so early. So we got a few hour kip and then headed into town ...