Composition: bedroom, bathroom
Amenities: 2x bed linen & towels, terrace, air conditioning, heating, swimming pool, free wireless internet, free parking on the street, heated towel bar, mirror, shower, washbasin , toilet, double bed, built-in wardrobes, night tables, lamp
Hotel Villa Pinares de Mayarí, more than 700 meters above sea level in the National Park La Mensura , is one of Cuba’s original eco-tourist installations. Built in 1967, the rustic cottages and log cabins give a nod to Swiss styles and blend beautifully into the natural environment.
This is one of the most biodiverse areas in Cuba, with more than 445 species of plants and 90 types of birds. The area’s natural splendor includes pine forests, ferns, creeks, waterfalls and fresh water ponds – perfect terrain for climbing, hiking, bird watching and horseback riding.
The Villa Pinares de Mayarí has a restaurant-bar-cafeteria and a small, cute swimming pool, plus a gym. Additionally, hotel staff have created a botanical garden (Cuba Travel Network made an eco-friendly contribution by planting a mahogany tree).
This basic, but comfortable 2-star property offers a stunning natural setting with a wide range of outdoor activities.
Affordable outings organized by the hotel include walking tours, horseback riding and truck safaris. Wildlife watching at the hacienda La Mensura , about 8 km away is another option; fallow-deer, wapiti and black antelopes can be seen on this excursion.
A popular hike takes you to the Salto del Guayabo along a 1200m trail; here you can take a rejuvenating swim. Another trail, La Sabina , is just 1 km from the villa. La Plancha , in a refreshing mountain microclimate, has coffee plantations and a variety of plants such as cocoa, citrus, pineapple, sugar cane and coconut.
• There are regular domestic flights from Havana to Holguín and Santiago de Cuba and you can reserve private transfers from either airport, or either city to Pinares de Mayarí.
• You can also rent a car as another option. The distance from Holguín is 87 kilometers, and there’s a secondary road (Carretera de Mayarí) passing through San Rafael - Báguano - Cueto to arrive at Mayarí. From Santiago de Cuba it’s 110km, entering the national park from the south via the secondary road (1), and passing through Palma Soriano - Mella.
• A la Carte Restaurant;
• Horse-back Riding $;
• Tour Booking Desk;
• Swimming Pool;
• Currency Exchange;
• Free Parking;
• Conference Room $;
• Doctor on call;
• Wi-Fi $;
• Multilingual Staff;
• 24 hour Reception;
Distance to Airport: 100 km