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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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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Super helpful place accessible to the family lunch the great outdoor grill tender viander the sauce just bring your prefer … (More on Eurostars Cayo Santa Maria)


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Husa Cayo Santa Maria Beach Colonial
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Very good. Many activities and meander pas.Personnel very attentive. Lack of chairs on the beach.


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Beautiful beach. clean hotel. Beautiful beach own Hotel Tranquille Lack of palapas lack of transport. The site is very large … (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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Melia Cayo Santa Maria
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Travel in August, sunshine every day, windy but not cold, clean site, there is a craft market with beautiful objects … (More on Melia Cayo Santa Maria)


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Nice holiday in general! We were there with 3 couples of friends and we all enjoyed our trip. For me it … (More on Melia Las Dunas)


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TRÈRS BEAUTIFUL BEACH !! NO


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Memories Paraiso Beach Resort
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Superb beach, very decent room for a 4 star in Cuba. Execrable food but I have never eaten in Cuba even … (More on Memories Paraiso Beach Resort)


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You really have to be hateful to find something to complain about ... staff to accommodate our needs, cappuccinos Mike's … (More on Ocean Casa Del Mar)


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It should not have too high expectations for the price I paid I was satisfied, the rooms are clean, the … (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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Hotel in total decline. All the places are dirty, the pool in the room. mediocre food and awful. Lack of … (More on Sol Cayo Santa Maria)


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It is a beautiful place, it was the first time we were in an adult only and I liked 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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Site very clean, very friendly staff, beautiful pools, rooms excellent services, ideal for rest, long beach to walk The beach … (More on Warwick Cayo Santa Maria)


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Very nice hotel, we were in block 23 well located, the site is clean, the pools are large and beautiful, we … ... (more)

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My first trip to cuba beautiful ... all all all ... people service the food the entertainment the whole sea beach was … ... (more)

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