Archive for the ‘Towns & Cities’ 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 – […]

Ernest Hemingway still haunts Cuba

HAVANA – Ernest Hemingway still haunts Cuba; he’s just doing it in wax. A life-size likeness of the legendary author debuted last week at a wax museum in the eastern city of Bayamo. Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea” while living in Cuba and his exploits in literature and life are celebrated in […]

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, […]

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 [Show more information or Book It]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 [Show more information or […]

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: […]


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. [Show more information or Book It]

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 [Show more information or Book It]

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, […]

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