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Cayo Santa Maria

Few destinations offer travelers the opportunity to experience an historical city , while also staying in recent, comfortable hotels on white sand beaches. Cayo Santa Maria does all this. Connected by a panoramic sea route to the mainland, this island, north of Cuba opened to tourism less than 10 years ago. You will be staying in modern hotels which are located less than 90 minutes from a great historical and cultural center.

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WHAT TO DO:

Cayo Santa Maria is several kilometers of beach in a heavenly environment. The sand is white and soft, and a recent Cuban law ensures that the resorts are built at a reasonable distance from the shore. This results in a quiet and natural environment where one can relax. The coral in the region makes diving very attractive, along with an abundant flora and interesting marine life. Most of the hotels on the island offer water activities such as sailing or windsurfing.

WHAT TO SEE:

Once fully relaxed, you will have the chance to visit Santa Clara, an exceptional city from a cultural point of view. It is in this city that you will find the Ernesto Che Guevara Museum that commemorates the commitment of the Cuban revolutionary forces to overthrow the Batista regime. Parque Vidal will amaze you with its urban activities, street vendors and buildings with colonial architecture. Furthermore, the architecture of the cathedral of Santa Clara is every year a significant tourist attraction.

THINGS TO DO:

Santa Clara enjoys a serene, laid back atmosphere where guests are invited to discover and experience the very warm Cuban culture. Locals will be thrilled to share their way of life with you.

ELECTRICITY:

110V, 60Hz US standard plugs. Hotels sometimes have the 220 V.

MONEY:

The currency in Cuba is the Cuban convertible Peso. *Please note that CUCs do not have any value outside of Cuba, so we recommend that you change small amounts depending on your needs. Bring canadian money to change into local currency (Convertable Cuban Pesos or CUC) once at destination. There are no cash machines available on the island. In terms of credit card use, please refer to your issuing bank, also please note that credit cards issued by an American bank will not be accepted in Cuba. The tourist card is handed out on the flight to Cuba and the cost (25 CUC of Cuba) is now INCLUDED in your package.

TIPPING:

Cuban workers rely on tips from tourists to survive. People who deserve $1 include tour guides, hotel guards, bus drivers, attentive restaurant staff or anyone in the tourism sector which goes beyond the call of duty. Tipping can open doors or arrange situations. With the circulation of two currencies in Cuba, gratuities in hard currency (CUC) are appreciated by all personnel in Cuba. Tips received in convertible Cuban pesos will grant the recipient access to a much larger variety of goods and services.

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Cayo Ensenachos
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The site is beautiful, the service is excellent, the beaches beautiful full color and restaurants in the catres sonts very … (More on Cayo Ensenachos)


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We were there from 6 to 13 January last and were very pleasantly surprised by this resort. We stayed in a sea … (More on Eurostars Cayo Santa Maria)


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Husa Cayo Santa Maria Beach Colonial
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Beautiful beach, staff ok, fair food Having already visited the site two years ago under the name of HUSA called … (More on Husa Cayo Santa Maria Beach Colonial)


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Bel Hotel, belle vegetation, place relax, belle palge Beach, bedroom with very clean and private terrace Terrible food even to … (More on Iberostar Ensenachos)


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Very nice site, nice beach right next to the resort. The following are very good and attentive personnelm. The only … (More on Melia Buenavista)


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Very nice hotel, beautiful beach, clean room and nice personel. Nice place to rest and also to enjoy the acrivité… (More on Melia Cayo Santa Maria)


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Melia Las Dunas
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Very beautiful place with beautiful beach! Beautiful room very clean, nice site in general.


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Memories Azul Beach Resort
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TRÈRS BEAUTIFUL BEACH !! NO


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Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
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Beautiful beach, nice pools, good drink, ok room, terrible food, 15th trip to Cuba and it is deteriorating year by … (More on Memories Paraiso Beach Resort)


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My comparable are all included Mexico. Cuba is much less clean; we were very sick with bacterial infection Would not … (More on Playa Cayo Santa Maria)


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Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
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Yes, BUT ..... ARRIVAL Even though we arrived with more than 2 hours late (15.00), the room was not ready. In addition, Sub … (More on Royalton Cayo Santa Maria)


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Sol Cayo Santa Maria
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beautiful beach I got stung by a scorpion in my bed they wanted me to sign a statement for protected … (More on Sol Cayo Santa Maria)


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Very nice holiday Nice hotel very new and very clean. very good food and the beach is superb. All the … (More on Valentin Perla Blanca)


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Recently opened Hotel, beautiful spot, great beach. (Left side mostly) 16th trip to Cuba but first time in this hotel. … (More on Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso)


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OUF! Our 18th trip to Cuba and probably the last. Not lucky, 16 degrees all week. Cloudy, fresh wind. It is … (More on Warwick Cayo Santa Maria)


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We come back from a week with friends at the Playa Cayo Santa Maria and unfortunately the weather was not … ... (more)

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Beautiful beach, beautiful sea, warm sun and beautiful but very windy in December 2014. Nearly two hours from Santa Clara airport. … ... (more)

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Everything was perfect: the beach, the hotel, transport (although a bit far from the airport). ... (more)

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memories mediocre... (more)

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Super Hotel, warm welcome, excellent service and food, very clean. It was our first trip to the south and we … ... (more)

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By nangis2, le December 6th 2015
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Super Hotel, warm welcome, excellent service and food, very clean. It was our first trip to the south and we … ... (more)

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By dand007, le November 23rd 2015
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nice hotel ... very very ordinary food ... and the food is important in an all inclusive! Very well maintained (and hotel … ... (more)

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