Archive for November, 2008

More Storm Damage, More Diplomacy, & More Calls for US to drop the embargo

November 14, 2008

Dear Friend:

We’ve been busy on the Cuba news front this week.

The first thing we talk about is the weather. The island was lashed
by Hurricane Paloma. While the storm destroyed more homes and
infrastructure, Cuba’s skill at civic preparedness helped affected
residents survive their material losses. Surveying the damage, Cuba’s
president, Raúl Castro, reminded the Cuban public [...]

Future Travel Options for Americans and Cuban-Americans Wanting to Visit Cuba Under Obama

Regarding the current U.S. travel ban against Cuba, which has been made more difficult for U.S. travelers who (under U.S. Treasury Dept. guidelines) should be able to go there, such as journalists, academic researchers, and university groups, not to mention Cuban-Americans (who are now allowed to visit their relatives in Cuba once every three years, [...]

Marques de Prado Ameno

The newly re-opened (April 2008) boutique property, Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno, is located on O'Reilly Steet metres from Obispo Street and nearby Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral and Parque Central squares. The hotel is named after the prominent family that lived there and turned the colonial 19th century mansion into a hotel. [...]

Mansión Xanadú

The Xanadu Mansion, which stands majestically on Peñas de San Bernardino, in the world-famous beach resort of Varadero, is a must for the members of the Varadero Golf Club. Designed in 1927 by the architects Cavarrocas y Govantes, the name of the mansion is related to a poem that describes the wonderful palace that belonged [...]

NH Krystal Laguna Villas & Resort

NH Krystal Laguna Villas, on Cayo Coco, is a true ecological paradise with dozens of plant and animal species and is very close to a spectacular coral reef. The hotel is an All-Inclusive establishment that respects its guests' taste by letting them choose the kind of accommodation they want during their stay, an undisputable sign [...]

Blau Costa Verde

It is located on Pesquero Nuevo beach, on the north coast of Holguín province. Surrounded by tropical forests and a short walk away from a pretty white sandy beach. This hotel boasts attractive accommodation and a abundance of excellent facilities.
Address:
Playa Pesquero Nuevo. Rafael Freyre
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Blau Varadero

Emerging from the sand, sun and warm waters of the Caribbean, the hotel is meant to be the tallest and most majestic in Varadero, whose elegant bedrooms offer a view of sea and sky. The excellent service, elegant structure and privileged location in an area of virgin sands and plant life meet to form an [...]

Moron

The hotel is 2 kilometers from downtown Morón, popularly known as the Rooster's City. Just 50 minutes away are the beaches of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. Downtown Morón holds some well-preserved buildings of architectural and urban interest. You can also admire the remains of fortresses along the by-path built by the Spanish Army during [...]

Occidental Royal Hideaway Cayo Ensenachos

This stunning 5-star resort is located on the unspoiled Cayo Ensenachos on the North Coast of Cuba. The property, set in an area of natural beauty, boasts two of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Cuba, secluded, powder white sands stretching more than 1.62 miles in length. The Royal Hideaway Ensenachos offers a [...]

Riu Turquesa

* Located on Varadero Beach* Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach* 1-storey bungalow resort * 8 km / 5 miles from downtown Varadero* 4 km / 2.5 miles from a shopping center* 36 km / 22 miles from Varadero Airport* Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Address:
Carretera Las Américas
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Aparthotel Mar del Sur

48 two-room apartments, 93 one-room apartments, 42 studios and 130 air-conditioned hotel rooms. Restaurant, three bars, a snack bar, cafeteria, swimming pool for children and adults with diving classes for beginners, shop, safe deposit box, currency exchange, tourism bureau, taxi, parking, massage room, telex, national and international phone call services, amusement park for children.
Address:
Calle 3ra [...]

Villa Tropico

Located 32.7 miles east of Havana, at Jibacoa beach, it is one of the most picturesque villas in the area.
Address:
Vía Blanca km 60, Playa Jibacoa. Santa Cruz del Norte
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Don Lino

Surrounded by a reassuring ambiance, Villa Don Lino offers visitors all the appropriate conditions to enjoy a pleasant stay. It is located 57 kilometers from Holguín's International Airport and 30 kilometers from Guardalavaca Beach. The beach is 280 meters long and 50 meters wide. Don Lino has become famous as The Great Little Beach because [...]

Vueltabajo

Located in downtown Pinar del Río, surrounded by diverse historical and cultural attractions. 39 air-conditioned twin-rooms, with private bath, security box, telephone and satellite TV. Breakfast service.
Address:
Calle Martí No. 103.
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Villa Panamericana Aparts.

Close to Santa Maria beach, in the fishing village of Cojímar, setting of Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea", the complex includes the one hotel and apart-hotel. The resort is ideal for athletes and organizers of sporting events, due to its proximity to important sports facilities like a swimming pool complex, tennis courts, [...]

Palco

The Palco Hotel, a key element in congress and incentive tourism programs in Cuba, benefits from its proximity to Havana's International Conference Center, of which it is a complement. Located at a few-minute drive from Old Havana, the hotel is linked to the country's main convention center by a gallery of commercial establishments, where paintings [...]

Barcelo Solymar

The Barceló Solymar Hotel, located in the world-famous Varadero Beach, is at a 25-minute drive from Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport. The establishment is an excellent place for families and couples, as well as for diving enthusiasts and for those who like nautical sports in general. The hotel's options include sports activities such as windsurf, [...]

Comodoro Bungalows

Located in the residential neighborhood of Miramar, close to the International Conference Center in Havana and to a private stretch of beach, this four star hotel provides excellent personalized service in a pleasant setting to the west of the city. It is situated 15 km from José Martí International Airport
Address:
Ave 1ra y Calle 84, Miramar, [...]

Villa y Marina Cabo de San Antonio

Villa Cabo San Antonio is located in the northwestern area of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, in Cuba's westernmost province, Pinar del Río. It is surrounded by a jungle and a marine environment. A score of diving sites complement the option of the establishment, which is situated in the proximity of a marine platform made up of [...]

Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & SPA

Sandals Princesa del Mar was created to be the most luxurious Super-Inclusive 5-star resort in Cuba. Located on one of world’s finest beaches - Varadero Beach - combining an atmosphere of elegance, harmony with nature and relaxation. Only couples over 18 years of age are allowed.
Address:
Carretera Las Morlas km 19 1/2. Varadero
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