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At just over 1234 meters (4000 Feet) above sea level La Gran Piedra in Santiago de Cuba is accessed by 459 step climb to the “The Big Rock” or, in Spanish, La Gran Piedra. The viewing platform at its peak guarantees a cooler climate to help you freshen up after the onslaught of step after step. Even though the climb sounds fearful, it takes no more than 20 minutes but, do bring some comfortable shoes along. Legend has it that on a clear [...]
If there's any place in Cuba with significant importance in the country's recent history, it has to be the Moncada Barracks. The Moncada Barracks were an important military stronghold for the Batista government in Santiago de Cuba and, a historic site which marked the start of the Cuban revolution. On July 26, 1953, the Moncada Barracks became the site of the now infamous armed attack by a small group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro and his now president, brother, Raul Castro. [...]
To the west of the Santiago de Cuba center you'll find the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, Cuba's second largest Cemetery after Havana’s Necropolis Cristobal Colon. Founded in 1868 , its primary purpose then was as a resting place for victims of the War of Independence and then the later massive deaths relating to the yellow-fever outbreak in the Caribbean. Cemetery Santa Ifigenia simply cannot be missed if you wish to look into Cuba's interesting past. The Cemeteries +8000 tombs simply pack [...]
The Pueblo La Estrella (Star Town) in Cayo Santa Maria is an all-in-one entertainment center designed to give you break from your hotel and try something different. To get to Pueblo La Estrella it's as easy as getting the Double Decker Bus from outside your hotel (rotates about every 20 mins) and paying 1 CUC fixed cost for the ride. Or, if you're numerous people, a taxi is also really cheap from any hotel. The La Estrella Pueblo is picturesque [...]
Hotel Playa Coco Cayo Santa Maria features 769 sumptuous rooms distributed over low level 3 storey resort and vast beachfront location. Each room provides impressive views overlooking the turquoise sea, beach, pool or the garden. Hotel Playa Coco Cayo Santa Maria is an all-inclusive 5 star luxury resort managed by the prestigious hotel chain of Gaviota. Featuring several separate buffet offers plus special dinner arrangements at the resorts intimate a-la-carte restaurants. Hotel Playa Coco Cayo boast its own onsite Spa [...]
Official Name: Republic of Cuba.
Official Language: Spanish.
National Celebration: January 1st.
Population: Approx.12 million in 2019.
National Anthem: "Al combate corred, bayameses" Composed by
Capital: Havana City (founded in 1515 by orders of Diego Velazquez and
moved to it's current location in 1519).
Currency: Cuban Peso or US$.
Geographical Limits: The NW to the Gulf of Mexico; to the North of the
Florida Straits and the Old Bahamas Canal, separating the island from
the United States; to the East the Windward Passage, between Cuba and
Haiti; to the South, the Caribbean Sea and the Columbus Strait which separates
it from Jamaica and to the West the Yucatan Strait.
Acuavida Spa Talaso is a world-class spa offering pools, skin treatments, fitness treatments, massage, Turkish baths and saunas. The Spa is located along the ocean front within walking distance of [...]