Angela Saleido Leyra
13 Norte #561
e/ Luz Caballero y Carlos Manuel
Tel. +53 (21) 38 37 04
10 - 15 CUC
Note: After having a look to all private houses in Guantánamo
I can say that this one if for me the best! It's located between the revolutionsplace/Hotel Guantánamo and the city centre. With a horse car you get easy and very cheap (one Cuban Peso) to the town centre. But you also can go there walking, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
Angela rents a room w ith aircondition, TV, radio, fridge and it's own bathroom. There's also a patio where you can relax and enjoy Guantánamos' sun.
But certainly the best of this places are the owners. They're very friendly - so you will feel very well at their house - I'm sure!
Guantanamo is a very quite city between Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa. When you have time is nice to stay two or tree days in this city because there aren't too much tourists (when there are even) and you can relax yourself and try to enter in the Cuban everyday-life. In the town centre the colonial architecture is preserved. Visit the churches of the city and enjoy the small preserved part of the city.
- Casa central/ Villa
lupe. This is a nice hotel near to the city, which has a river where you
can go for swimming.
- The watching point over
the US-Naval-Base (Mirador de la base naval). The Hotel Guantánamo
organice some excurcions to this place where you have a good view of the Naval
Base that the USA has in Cuba. That's why Guantanamo is well known all over
- Zoológico de
piedra (Zoo with
stone animals). The zoo is located at Yateras. It's the only one in the world.
The artist is Iñigo and his son. You can get there by colective taxi
or by a normal CUC taxi (Cubataxi).
- That's all I know about
excurcions. There are not too much places for visiting, but you can go to
the center of the city. There you can seat on the park and look at
commun life of the "guantanameros". With the horse cars you can go from one
end of the city to the other. Price 1 Peso (2 Pesos if you go to the busstation).
With the Bicycltaxis you also can reach another part of the city rather
cheap, the price is 5 Pesos per Person, if there's a hill between start and
destination it will cost 10 Pesos per person (for exemple if you go from the
main park to the Reparto Caribe (Hotel Guantánamo).
There is a "paladar" named La Cubanita where you can eat fried
chicken, rice and beans (congri), salat, fried bananas and a beer for 60 cuban
pesos or 3 CUC.
How to go to Guantánamo
- CUBANA (air line)
has every day (without Thuesday and Thursday) early in the morning a flight
from and to Habana. It costs 120 CUC (one way).
- AEROTAXI (air line)
has some flies to Baracoa and Santiago de Cuba, but you have to ask at the
information offices in Cubana de aviacion.
- ASTRO has buses
from Havana, Bayamo, Holguin (each two days), and Santiago de Cuba (two times
- VIA AZUL. The buses
make a stop in the journey between Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa. So you have
from each direccion one bus a day. Check also the timetable!
- TRAIN. The regular
train from Havana is leaving every second day to Guantánamo.
The train stops at every province so can easily go to Guantánamo by train. The landscape of the line Combinado (San Luis)
- Guantánamo is very nice. There are also trains between Guantanamo
and near villages like Costa Rica, Boqueron and Caimanera. For more information,
check the timetable.
- TRUCKS. A rather dificult thing to go to Guantanamo by truck these because of the
strong police controls entering the city. Sometimes there are connections
to Baracoa also avaiable for turists, but you will pay about 10 CUC and not
10 Pesos, because of the risk the drivers say... I recomend to travel the
journeys to and from Guantánamo by train or by Via Azul.
- Collectiv Taxis. There's the posibility to catch one from Santiago de Cuba to Guantánamo
(and also in the other direction). They want you to pay about 10 CUC, remember,
the oficial price is about 25 Pesos and Via Azul does only cost 6 CUC! The
colletiv taxis for Guantánamo are leaving in Santiago de Cuba at the
busterminal opposite the old railwaystation.