Casa Particular / B&B Morón
e/Serafin Sanchez y Sergio Antuña
Ciego de Avila
Telf. +53 (33) 50 36 30
Note: Tamara Campanioni and her husband rent two rooms in their large house. When knocking at the front door of this house one hardly imagines finding such a big and luxurious house. Both rooms have independent bathrooms, air conditioning, fan and a big bed. They offer gastronomic service, parking (for rent car), a wide terrace and even a small swimming pool that awaits you. In fact, this is a very modern house with a good treatment far from familiar but close to professional.
Felicia Jimenez Rodriguez
e/Callejas y Libertad
Ciego de Avila
Telf. (033) 38 63
Price: 20 CUC
Note: EI see this house as an alternative to Casa de Tamara. It is not so luxurious but more familiar (renting just one room) with a standard of facilities: air conditioning, fan and an independent bathroom. Furthermore, they offer gastronomic service.
Morón is a small city in the north coast of Ciego de Ávila. Besides being a very clean and well preserved city, most tourists passing by this town are mainly interested on visiting the famous keys: Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo. Fans of Cuban railways may stop here to discover the north railway line that takes them to Nuevitas or Santa Clara.
In the city
- I suggest you sit down in a park, a cafeteria or a bar to observe the daily life of a small Cuban city. Additionally, people are very kind and always willing to chat.
- Cayo Coco. If you don´t want to stay in the hotel zone of the keys (los cayos), due to high prices or because you like to know the culture and Cuban way of life, then I recommend you stay in Morón and from there you may discover the wonderful beach of los Cayos. As usual (though it is not my favorite way of travelling) I suggest you rent a car (at a cost of 50 CUC daily) or a motorcycle (24 CUC daily) to discover los Cayos in a more independent way. If you don´t want to drive, you should rent a taxi at least a day before, since the taxi station in Morón does not have many available cars. A round up trip, depending on the sites you go, may cost about 40 CUC. A more economic but less safe way to visit los Cayos is the worker transport (transporte obrero). In this case the main problem is returning. If you succeed in taking a bus to los Cayos I hope you can find a transport to come back before the mosquitoes begin eating you up; and if eventually you have to rent a taxi in los Cayos, then the return trip will cost the same as renting a taxi Morón- Cayo Coco (round up trip)… Finally, it is worth to say that only foreign tourists, Cubans living abroad or married to foreigners are allowed to visit los Cayos.
- Línea Norte del ferrocarril (North line railways). As stated it before, Morón is a good place to go through línea norte del ferrocarril, a very special journey, like the trip to Santa Clara via línea norte. First, the timetable is very pleasant (the train departs at noon and arrives to Santa Clara in the evening) and second, the landscape is very beautiful. If you go in el tren lechero (slow train) that stops at every small town and village, this journey is going to be a real adventure. It is a very cheap trip since one pays with Cuban pesos. Check the detail information for this journey. Apart from Santa Clara there are also trains through línea norte going to Nuevitas and through línea central (central line) going to Havana and Camagüey.
Morón - arrival and departure
- Trains. Every day there are at least two trains going from Ciego de Ávila to Morón and another one from Camagüey. There is also a train through the north and another through the central lines (líneas norte y sur) to Santa Clara and Havana. I suggest informing in the railway station concerning current timetable.
- Trucks / Colective taxis. There are good connections from neighbor cities and especially from Ciego de Ávila.