Islazul Gran Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Maceo 64 e/ General Gomez e Ignacio Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba, Caribbean
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Satisfaction Average
Excellent
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3
Very Good
25%
14
Average
42%
24
Poor
17%
10
Terrible
8%
5

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  • Families35
  • Couples31
  • Solo10
  • Business33

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Visiting local schools

by GEORGIANBAY

As a retired teacher, I would like to visit one or some local schools.
Is this permitted , encouraged or discouraged?
If so, what would be best to take to give some students?
Thanks for all advice.

Re: Visiting local schools

by frecklesoup

Unfortunately I dont know the answer to your first question... My impression is that it would be welcomed.

School children would be thrilled to get gifts of pencils, pens or paper. Really, any supplies that we take for granted will be appreciated there.

Have a great time!

Re: Visiting local schools

by Soozay

If you are interested in visiting a local school, let me know. I have a few teacher contacts in Havana.

Re: Visiting local schools

by TOFFY

I have travelled extensively in Cuba, and I always visit schools on all trips. Try to get out into the countryside, either in a rented car or taxi. There, you will find one room schoolhouses, recognizable by the flag flying outside, and a bust of Jose Marti. When you enter the school, explain where you are from, and that you want to leave gifts for the school. They will invite you in, but it is unlikely they will open the package, as they are very humble.
Try to take things that are good for the whole school - flash cards, coloured pencils, stapler, rulers, puppets, games, etc. All is welcome. Some things they will use as prizes for class games.
After your visit, do not be afraid to ask if it is OK to take a photo. They will be pleased to do so.
Have a great time. It is a wonderful experience.

RE: Visiting local schools

by barrylee

Hi Georgianbay.I go to Cuba every year and bring something for the schools in that area.One thing that I was told is if you have something for the children themselves you must have one for every child.There are often more than 200 children in a school.Paper,pencils, pens,crayons ,bat and balls.They may ask you to sign a paper to prove where it came from.I just got back from Brisas Santa Lucia 3 days ago and brought things to a school there.Enjoy your trip,They are a wonderful people. Barry

Travel Tips for Camagüey

Narrow City Streets

by devillush

I was told Camaguey was built with extra twisty streets to confuse pirates. It's a beautiful city to relax in and get to know some locals. I met a wonderful Cuban lady here who introduced me to her family and friends.

Nueitas, was one of the most...

by Darkwind

Nueitas, was one of the most important Havens all around the country and a major industrianl town with a pop of about 35.000 people till 1989.
Nowadays the ramshackle townlooks as if it has suffered through four decades of devastation and desolation.
I grew up there when it was a happy place!! The melancolic look of a beloved town!!
the sadness left by the exoduss!!

Tinajones

by ainsleigh

Tinajones are rounded clay earthen pots that were used to transport goods and help solve the area's water shortage by collecting rain. Traditionally they were placed half-buried in the ground so that water would stay cool. People would try to keep up with the quantity and quality of their neighbours' tinajones, eventually also making them a status symbol.

They're an important cultural symbol of Camaguey, and the mysterious legend goes that anyone who drinks water from a tinajone in Camaguey will fall in love with the town and never be able to leave. They can be seen scattered in yards and parks, like in Parque Agramonte.

Music and Cuban songs

by Luchonda

Having lunch or diner in Cuba - the food itself is acceptable - the highlight is always a local band playing/singing and amusing the guests. Pay a special fee or buy their CD's at an average price of 15US dollars
Always a rememberance never to forget !

Go for lunch or diner - PARTICULAR

by Luchonda

Local people will invite you to have diner or lunch at their private accomodations - just go for it - no danger - just excellent food and atmosphere !
Cost : the average - quality : better than in the
government restaurants - so what ?
People in the picture : just 6 satisfied belgian people looking for a new adventures in this beautiful country !

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