Bar in the hotel: Nights in Baracoa
Our first night in the hotel, near the swimmingpool a bar opened from 10am till 01am.A relaxing place and meeting point.
Pina Colada and a Cuba Libre - the keys of the rooms - and some Cuban cigarettes called " Romeo and Juliette". Shakespeare would like it too.
Dress Code: More than leasure, take your time
The Rumbos: About Carla's and Karl's
In the evening we go to the Rumbos, the official bar of the tourist service. The band is already playing and there is a very good atmosphere here. We had good fun in this place.
An anecdote: in the Rumbos of Baracoa, we see again the European girl that we saw yesterday morning on that second bus to Baracoa. She has already a Cuban friend sitting next to her, seemingly the big love in her life. We call her Carla, because Carla is the feminine for Karl and with that an idea is born. (Karl also had some girlfriends during this trip) But she's not alone, we saw more women tourist hanging out with Cuban men and also the other way around, men tourists hanging out with young Cuban girls. Karl says this evening goodbye to his girlfriend who's studying in Scandinavia.
We encountered a street party in Baracoa on July 23rd. D.K. if it happens every year on that date but it was great!!!This is a view of it as it as it occurred. It was too early for the Celebration of the Revolution and the date for Carnival was supposed to be the first week of April. I suppose it's possible they changed the date, we didn't ask, we just enjoyed it!
Dress Code: Pretty casual!!1
Various Spots in the city: El Ruso and his band
El Ruso the leader of this band is a character in himself and a kind person. HIs band consists of Vladimir and Freddy on guitars, Samuel on Bass, Cesar on Drums and other additions.
Local baracoan music, also music of the oriental region. He plays at various spots most of which is in the centre of town
Dress Code: casual but come prepared to dance. if you are alone or with your boy/girlfriend, there would always be invitation to dance..