PALADARES MÁS NOTABLES DE LA HABANA


1.  La Guarida. Calle Concordia No. 418 /Gervasio y Escobar, Centro Habana.

La Estrella de las Paladares en La Habana. Surgida en 1996, en un palacete del siglo XX donde se filmó la premiada película Fresa y Chocolate, del realizador cubano Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Visitada por la Reina Sofía de España y por el jet set de Hollywood. En su menú se puede encontrar lo que un verdadero gourmet aprecia y su ambiente es realmente cinematográfico. Un lugar de mesa cinco estrellas. Tiene una página web muy bien diseñada  y muchos columnistas especializados han escrito las más favorables reseñas sobre su encanto culinario..

2.  Café Laurent. Calle M No. 257, entre 19 y 21, Pent house, Vedado; Inaugurado en el 2011.

Una colaboración entre dos emprendedores empresarios cubanos que tuvieron mucho éxito como managers del famoso restaurante  de la Habana Vieja El Templete. El chef  es Dayron Avilés Alfonso, quien ha trabajado en San Sebastián, España, y Buenos Aires, Argentina. El menú de inspiración y calidad europeas, gourmet y excelente presentación. El restaurante decorado con el estilo en boga: chic bohemio, paredes decoradas con recortes de viejos periódicos  de la década del 50, en onda retro y con ambiente informal que incluye una barra casera haciendo esquina.
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Costa Sur Hotel at Cuba’s Trinidad


Recently, an international familiarization group related to the tourism sector and organized by the Cuban-Spanish Cubanacán travel agency arrived at the ancient Trinidad villa, in the Cuban central-south region where interesting details related to history, culture and leisure emerged, such as the reopening of a new hotel, the Costa Sur.

Tour operators, travel agents and specialized journalists visited varied sites such as the Pio Cua Restaurant in the Ciénaga de Zapata, and other interesting spots such as the Iberostar Trinidad hotel, as well as Brisas Trinidad, Ancón, Las Cuevas and the amusement centre Má Dolores, in addition to a city tour.

Nevertheless, the core of the visit dealt with the reopening of the Costasur Hotel, the fundamental aim of the trip.

The appealing Cuban hotel Club Amigo Costasur reopened to meet the increasing needs in relation to European tourists.

This facility counts currently with 132 rooms and it is located 300 kilometers to the east of the capital, in the south-central area.

Precisely, it is located in the city of Trinidad, in the province of Sancti Spíritus, famous due to the preservation of the colonial architecture and founded by Spanish colonizers on the 30th of November, 1514.

The Costasur reopened officially on the 30th of November, 2007, in the villa declared World Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

Nevertheless, it restarted operations on last November 6th fully booked, at 100 percent, with European travelers mainly.

Among the new offers of this lodging, it is worth to highlight the buffet of the La Santísima Trinidad restaurant, made after the ship of the same name built in 1769 at the Cuban docks.

The hotel was inaugurated the 25th of July, 1975; and in 2001 gained popularity among the Canadian travelers, and after a hurricane it was completely renewed.

Cuba counts on more than 40 thousand rooms in around 200 hotels spread all over the country and it promotes the strategy of a sustainable and maintainable tourism.

Operations of this nation’s tourist group Cubanacán grow in order to celebrate the 20 years of its creation, stated the management.

Cuba receives more than two million travelers from all over the world each year, and they claim for more destinations related to nature, history and culture.

Nevertheless, the Cuban authorities anticipated on December 5, 2007, more recent data, an increase of 7,5 percent for this Island’s tourist industry during the winter season.

A report of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), received by the tour operators that visited the Costa Sur, shows that they expect only for that “high tourist season” period, on December 2007 to April 2008, to receive 1,3 million foreign travelers.

That is why, with all this data in their hands and the marvels they found in Trinidad, they realized that Cuba features many sites worth to be visited.

Precisely, Hotel Costasur is located in a site that it is ideal to enjoy the marine view, as well as hiring diverse seafaris.

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Parque Acuático y Parque Infantil inaugurado en hotel Ensenachos!


Los más pequeños son en Iberostar los auténticos reyes: recientemente comenzó a funcionar el Parque Acuático y Parque Infantil en la zona Park Suites para familia del Hotel Iberostar Ensenachos, estrella que brilla en Cayo Santa María.

Respirando diversión en todo momento, los niños podrán disfrutar de:

-          Piscina independiente de 300 m2 con una profundidad de 30 cm, diseñada pensando en los más chicos.

-          Réplica de un barco pirata con toboganes y cañones que expulsan agua para rememorar la época de corsarios y piratas.

-          Palmera artificial con chorros de agua y toboganes para disfrutar de un fantástico baño.

-          Tiburón con deslizador.

-          Hongo que funciona como ducha de agua.

Con esta nueva opción, nuestros clientes harán que sus hijos disfruten exactamente de las vacaciones que se merecen. Sienta esta sensación al visualizar las fotos adjuntas.

El Iberostar Ensenachos, está situado en la costa norte de Villa Clara, provincia central de Cuba, es la única construcción sobre el cayo virgen con forma de herradura. Bañado por  dos playas de aguas cristalinas: Ensenachos y El Mégano, está ubicado a 58 km de Remedios, cuna de Las Parrandas y a  120 km de la ciudad de Santa Clara.

Todo está dispuesto para aislarse del mundo, sin ocuparse de nada, en un ambiente inalterable de alegría y sosiego.

Un lujo solo al alcance de las estrellas. Estrellas como tú.

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“TECLAS”, EVENTO DE PIANO EN HOTEL PANORAMA


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Cuba Underwater Photography Competition!


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Cayo Largo del Sur: Cuban Journey to the Origins


There are plenty of leisure choices in Cuba, but the most remarkable are those related to nature, with many sceneries so well protected that could easily show the origin of the Island, with the most autochthonous nuances and the best preserved flora and fauna.
That is why, Cayo Largo del Sur, in the southern region of Cuban, continues to maintain its condition of being one of the most appealing sites in Cuba, handled by many travel agencies and with permanent flights.
According to official reports from the Cuban authorities, this place –in the archipelago of Los Canarreos and with a total surface of 37 squared kilometers and plenty of beaches- allows the visitor to know the nature as it used to be in the origins.
Cayo Largo del Sur has the virtue and the privilege of featuring adjacent cays such as Cayo Rico, Cayo Cantiles, Cayo Iguana; also of unique beauty formed by the Isla de la Juventud, the archipelago of Los Canarreos.
This tourist pole counts on a hotel plant of more than a thousand rooms with the All Included system, and perfect choices even for those who are more demanding.
This site is known due to this hotel plant and its excellent services, a perfect Cuban feast in places such as Sol Cayo Largo hotel and Sol Pelicano, both four stars category, with 304 and 307 rooms respectively, with a management contract to Sol Meliá.
In addition to this, the four stars category Barceló Cayo largo Beach Resort with 306 rooms is another novelty in the spot, with a management contract to the Spanish chain of the same name.
We can also add the Hotel Complex Isla del Sur and its villas with a total of 191 rooms mainly 3 stars category along with the Villa Lindamar of 53 rooms and four stars. And finally, the Villa Marinera of 16 rooms.
Nevertheless, this Cuban feast of leisure comprises as another feature the fact that the commercialization of this place is in hand of the main travel and tourist agencies that manage tourism in the Island, in order to please in a truly interesting journey.
There is an International Air Terminal in Cayo Largo with a landing strip of three thousand meters that allows the operation of all kinds of aircrafts, with room for six large airplanes and three average size.
The airport is designed to receive a million passengers a year, with characteristics that allow to offer services for 500 visitors by now, domestic flights are also received daily as well from Havana and Varadero, with visitors and tourists for overnight.
And since the sea is a favorite enchant, the most interesting facilities are the marina and the international dock with room for 96 docking spots for motor yachts, sailing boats and catamarans.
Especially, the water sports is one of the main active rest in the place. The contemplative diving counts on incomparable spots where the clearness of the waters catch the demanding diver’s eye, as well as it shows an excellent marine biodiversity.

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NOCHE DE HABANOS EN LA HABANA VIEJA!


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