Islazul Hotel Libertad
Calle Aguilera y Plaza de Marte, Santiago de Cuba, Caribbean
More about Santiago de Cuba
Entrance of the cementary
My bici-taxi :-))
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
inside of cathedral
What is the best way to get from Havana to Santiago De Cuba without driving???
I am applying for a travel grant, and I've decided to apply to travel from Havana to Santiago De Cuba to firstly experience Cuba and end up seeing El Cobre but I don't drive and wandered if anyone new the best way to travel around Cuba?
I have to hand in my application form on fri, please help, I've never been to Cuba!
RE: What is the best way to get from Havana to Santiago De Cuba without driving???
Hello...U've two options:
1- by plane: Cubana, the cuban air company have daily flights from Havana to Santiago and viceversa.
2- by bus: Via Azul bus company have daily departures to the main touristical places all around cuba. Havana-Santiago ticket is about 45 cuc and takes around 10h to get from one place to the other.
Forget about trains, they are really bad and U can be up to 24 hours stuck in a train to get from Havana to Santiago.... good luck!
RE: RE: What is the best way to get from Havana to Santiago De Cuba without driving???
one more option: share a taxi..maybe when you at the bus-station you find other people who want to share..it may cost less..is faster..and sure u can stop where you want too.I did it that way from Trinidad..Good luck and have fun:)
Re: What is the best way to get from Havana to Santiago De Cuba without driving???
There are some hotel with helicopter. it cost about $140 canadian. And it takes about 20 minutes to go to Havana...or Santiago...or Holguin.
I have seen it in the hotel: Lunas Y Mares in Holguin.
Never took it. Because it is a Russian helicopter..made in 1950. But they say it goes well..
Travel Tips for Santiago de Cuba
El Morro de Santiago de Cuba...
El Morro de Santiago de Cuba is one of the most beautiful fort in all of the Caribbean. Its elevated very high up and its very majestic. It is one of those places that at any time of the day you can see the most fantastic colors come out of the Cuban sky.. The sunsets are beautiful.
Walk along Avenida Jose A...
Walk along Avenida Jose A Saco, Santiago de Cuba, The downtown portion between Plaza de Marte and Parque Cespedes has most of the tourist shops and interesting architecture. Some of the oldest Spanish colonial architecture with French influences.
Central Santiago - a famous park dominated by the Hotel "Casa Granda" - the Cathedral and next to Calle Heredia (Trova)
A place where locals will ask you : what do you think about Cuba - why do you visit Cuba
so a place to exchange ideas - to exchange emotions
Exchanging politic views: i had the same feeling a few years later, on the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, latin America, BsAs and in Cordoba/Argentina with some local students, in 2006.
Those debats will give you a universal view on the places you visit.That is real traveling.
"Casa de la Trova"
The famous "Casa de la Trova" in Calle Heredia - exchange of emotions between a teacher and his student (a Cuban music player living in the Netherlands ) - we had a great time.
But no misunderstanding - this is Ingrid and the famous leader of the band (72 years old-the leader i mean) and the portrait at the wall showing the location of the Casa at Calle Heredia)
I love Santiago de Cuba. I...
I love Santiago de Cuba. I truly found that people here are way much friendlierand more humble then people in Havana. I also thought that it was a much cleaner city as well. Santiago has alot to offer so try not to miss this beautiful city... This picture was taken up top from the Hotel 5 Estrella.
Popular Hotels in Santiago de Cuba
Heredia No. 201, e San Pedro y San Felix, Santiago de Cuba
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