Archive for the ‘Havana City’ Category

Pope Visit to Cuba | another dose of temporary faith?

  Tomorrow the Pope will once again speak in Cuba. For you non religious types, no, it’s no longer Pope John Paul II, who blessed Cuba 14 years ago in 1998. This time, Pope Benedict once again takes the churches blessing back to an unchanged Cuba this week but, is this visit nothing more than […]

Car Rental in Cuba – Online Comparison winter 2010

As the Christmas season approaches many of you are looking for Car Rental in Cuba. We´ve compiled this from recommendations at Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, Trivago, Amadeus. Car Rental in Cuba from USA Here is a short comparison of some of the Cuba Car Rental Companies who offer online reservations. Transtur Rent A Car – […]

Negociante Español revela su experiencia en Cuba

  Me llamo José Fernández González. No hay nada peculiar en mi nombre, en mis apellidos o en mis antecedentes familiares. Nací hace 56 años en España, mi país, y allí viví y trabajé honrada y exitosamente hasta que cometí un error romántico: hace un poco más de 20 años, en 1980, me enamoré de […]

Qatar investment group signs second deal on ex Chinese Prado y Malecon site with Habaguanex

In 2000 the buzz word was the “Chinese are coming” as Cuba´s Ministry of foreign Investment (MINVEC) signed deal after deal with Chinese groups. The Marina Hemingway Chinese restaurant being the first joint venture used frequently to court other such deals. Then there was the development of the sea front in the Marina Hemingway where […]

Sol Melia prohibits internet use by Cubans in its Cuban Hotels

In an unusual twist right out of a badly written novel, Sol Melia denied access to the internet on camera to two Cuban citizens this past Sunday. In itself a remarkable decision by the Spanish chain with more hotels in Cuba than any other. The video shows a Melia employee alleging that both Etecsa and […]

Dialogue speeds up to break neck pace between US and CUBA

Cuba ready to send prisoners to USA with families in exchange for the Miami five For what would appear like a thawing in dialogue and a possible opening of meaningful and constructive dialogue both nations, for the first time in President Raul Castro’s presidency, direct exchanges have begun after Obama took the lead in a […]

Cuba – Obama announces return of Clinton´s 1999 policy on Cuba

Time Magazine from 1999 during the Clinton era along with Obama´s 2009 Clinton era Cuba policy…”we´re going to travel like it was 1999″   The White House announced Monday that it is abandoning long-standing restrictions on family travel, remittances and gifts to Cuba, and also is taking steps to open up telecommunications with the island, […]

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. […]

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, […]


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 […]

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 […]


Saratoga Hotel is an elegant eclectic construction with neoclassic style tendency, placed in an intersection of privilege in Old of Havana City, the corner of “Prado” Avenue and “Dragones”. Located in front of the “Capitolio Nacional” and “El Parque de la Fraternidad”, it has in addition a attractive view to the prestigious “Partagás” Cigars Factory […]

Aparthotel Montehabana

Located in Miramar, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Havana, and very near hotels, commercial and business centers, and stores, the splendid Aparthotel Montehabana, from the Tourist Group of Gaviota, was built in a wooded terrain of the XVIII century, well-known as Monte Barreto, that gives it name, color and define the warm, natural […]

Villa Loma

Jibacoa, located east of Havana, is one of those few places where you want to come back after you discover them. On this beautiful and quiet beach, Islazul recommends Villa Loma, favored by nature and the sea. Villa Loma has independent houses and the other offers for a pleasant stay. Very close to the beach, […]

Apathotel Atlántico

By the beaches east of the city, 20 minutes away by car. It consists of three one-, two- and three-bedroom Apartment buildings, especially equipped for vacations with family or friends. It is located 50 meters away from the beach, 25 miles from the "José Martí" International Airport, (30 minutes by car), and 17 miles from […]

Villa Playa Hermosa

Villa Playa Hermosa is Located about 55 minutes from Havana in the eastern beach area of the capital. This budget hotel offers excellent low cost villa type accommodation and spacious room’s right on the beaches main strip. Close by you’ll find the pleasant village of Guanabo, the easternmost point of the Playas del Este (Cuban […]

Villa Bacuranao

Villa Bacuranao is nearly surrounded by the sea. It's the perfect place for those who like relaxing on the beach and is located only a few minutes to Havana city center. During the night you can enjoy our Cuban shows and experience the real Cuban culture. Our huts are equipped with air conditioning, hot water, […]

Mirador del Mar

Excellent Budget Hotel right on the beach, the Mirador del Mar has 123 rooms. The grounds are just a few hundred meters from the beaches of Playa del Este. All rooms are air conditioned with a bathroom and mini-bar. The rooms have refrigerators and kitchenettes. Mirador del Mar has 2 restaurants, grill, 2 swimming pools […]

Aparthotel Costazul

Accommodation Aparthotel Costazul situated in the leafy suburb known as Villa Pan Americana, close to the picturesque fishing village of Cojimar, this complex of hotels, bars, shops and restaurants was built some 16 years ago for athletes taking part in the Pan-American games. Address: Calle A y Ave. Central [Show more information or Book It]

Villa Panamericana

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, […]

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