Morón Things to Do
The "pedraplen" or causeway roughly 27 kms long allows you since almost 30 years to get across the archipelago of the "Jardines del rey" - Kings Gardens where you'll find Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. Taken a few kms north of Morón there is a village on the left, just before it, known as the Dutch village due to the half timbered houses there. Along the way you may catch a glimpse of pelicans and cormorants either side of the causeway. It costs 2 CUC per person to use the road, and this each way. Going towards Cayo Coco there is also an identity check by police, so don't leave your passports at the hotel ot you'll have to turn round.
Right in the heart of the town is the railway station practically the only building of note. The town really only got underway with the sugar cane needing to be shifted and the main line railway coming through here thanks to the efforts of Senor José Tarafa in buying up the Trocha line and using to form part of the Northern railway. Morón is now at the centre of a few branchlines from the south that help move the cane and so help the plantations.
0 Hotels in Morón
A very hard job to sort out one resto over another as they are so few and far between, that we opted for the closest solution, and in fact it wasn't bad at all although the choice is limited. Very nice interior in wood, seemed clean but on closer inspection the tablecloth certainly hadn't been changed since lunchtime. Wasn't stained but was "lifeless". Fed up with rice and rice again we went for the spaghetti bolognese which was amply served although missing some cheese until I asked for it. It certainly couldn't be classed as gastronomic but was filling.
The two spaghettis and 3 beers only came to 6 CUC so difficult to complain too much.
Only opens at 19h00 in the evening.
Morón Off The Beaten Path
Bolivia is roughly 40 kms from Morón and is one of those places that time is passing by and it will never catch up with it again. Decrepit buildings, a boarded up church, an empty plantaion owners house, but still people there although parts have the look of a ghost town. Strangely enough the only restaurant in the village, a pizza place, was full and people queuing outside, impossible to get a meal or a drink. Yes we could have got a beer across the road where the local hip-hop boys had sounds blasting through a couple of tired speakers, but we declined as the thumping bass wouldn't allow my eardrums to get any closer.
Still worth a visit though the witness what a town looks like when all the local work has gone and the people are living on food vouchers.....
We did manage to grab a sandwich at a concrete bunker like place next to the bus shelter at the crossroads outside of town, because the restaurant at these same crossroads didn't want us to come in as it was 13h30 and there wasn't another client in there so it was probably too tiring to get everything going again.