What makes this trip special?
Cuba's unforgettable capital
A mountain retreat
Isolated tropical wilderness
Caribbean vibes and fascinating history mixed with rum and salsa
Santiago de Cuba
Third largest rock on the planet
Gran Piedra Region
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Hotels for 'Havana and Eastern Cuba Day Walks'
Days 1 - 2
The Hotel Tejadillo is composed of three restored colonial mansions dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The location is ideal, just around the corner from Cathedral Square in the heart of Old Havana. Most of the hotel’s 32 rooms are arranged around a small, pleasant and tranquil courtyard adorned with a central fountain and pierced dramatically by a tall, tropical tree.
Hotel facilities include a bar, lifts, TV room, restaurant and tour booking desk.
Days 3 - 4
Hotel Villa El Salton, Sierra Maestra
Within a couple of hours drive from Bayamo or Santiago de Cuba, Villa El Salton is located in the middle of the Sierra Maestra, Cuba’s highest mountain range, surrounded by beautiful scenery. There is a natural cascade and pool. This small hotel is set within a delightful verdant setting, the staff come from the local rural community and are warm and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and adequate with air-conditioning and balconies and there is a lovely traditional restaurant terrace and patio area. English is spoken and the hotel has excellent naturalist guides who will be delighted to take you on longer or shorter trails to explore this beautiful area.
Hotel facilities include cafeteria, sauna, bar, entertainment, gym, games room, and medical services.
Hotel El Castillo
El Castillo (originally Seboruco Castle built in 1739) is a characterful mid-sized 3* hotel right in the centre of Baracoa. The hotel was developed from one of the original forts protecting the town and has panoramic views of this beautiful area. The hotel is attractive, very comfortable with an excellent swimming pool and patio area. The staff are efficient and friendly. There are steps leading up to the hotel or you can walk up the steep driveway to the hotel entrance. There are plenty of taxis available. It is possible to drive straight to the entrance and limited parking is available. This in our view is probably the nicest hotel in the area and one of our favourites. Most rooms are twin bedded and have air-conditioning, TV.
Days 6 - 7
Hotel Villa Maguana
northeast of Santiago
Overlooking a small cove alongside Maguana beach, this tiny complex of 4 wood built cabins each comprising of 4 separate units is in a truly delightful setting and perfect for people who enjoy peace and quiet and the sound of the sea. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable, the staff are delightful and there is a restaurant. A truly idyllic retreat with snorkelling close by but there is no actual official snorkelling here. Villa Maguana is also ideally situated for those wishing to explore the Alexander Humboldt National Park and is only 22 kms from Baracoa.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, parking area, laundry service and private beach.
Days 8 - 9
Villa Gran Piedra
This is a simple collection of small "villas" nestling amidst the trees and plants at Gran Piedra (lit. Big Rock), high in the Sierra Maestra range to the east of Santiago de Cuba. The accommodation is satisfactory and the location very peaceful and picturesque. There is a friendly bar and restaurant within the complex.
Best when travelling in a group as can be rather lonesome if travelling solo. Pack a torch to walk from your cabin to the restaurant.
Hotel Nacional, Havana
The historic Hotel Nacional, a short taxi ride away from Old Havana and overlooking Havana's seafront Malecón, has enjoyed the patronage of many distinguished guests in its time, Winston Churchill and Franklyn Roosevelt to name but two. There is oodles of atmosphere and the hotel is always lively. It has a lovely terrace and gardens overlooking the Malecón - a great place for that evening mojito. This is a hotel to watch people and it is a meeting place for Cubans doing business with non-Cubans. The rooms are standard business hotel type rooms but the majestic lobby and regal gardens add a certain frisson.