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Western Cuba Hotels

Villa María la Gorda

Pros

  • A no-frills but romantic setting that offers some of the best dives in the hemisphere

Cons

  • Car ride to obtain diving permits are a grueling trip over rough roads and recommended only for the geographically obsessed

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

This crack diving center attracts an interesting clientele, by no means all divers. The cabins and rooms are comfortable, and the restaurant's buffet fare ($$) improves vastly when someone catches a fresh pargo. Frank Cabrera and his dive school organize dives from the beginners' one-day "baptism" (48 cuc) to the five-day package (175 cuc) to the 20-day program (560 cuc), with equipment rental included. The hotel also serves as bar, disco, and general headquarters for

the entire peninsula. Permits for the Parque Nacional Península de Guanahacabibes must be obtained here before driving the two and a half hours out to Cuba's western tip.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Bahía de Corrientes, María la Gorda, Pinar del Río, Cuba

Phone:

48-77–8131

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 40 units
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969

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