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Hotel Maria La Gorda

Peninsula de Guanahacabibes | Sandino, Cuba
Hotel Maria La Gorda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few hours away from Havana city to the west, Maria La Gorda offers the finest scuba diving experience for you. A port of call of pirates lurking for Spanish Galleons laden with treasures from central and south America en route to Havana city, Maria La Gorda is rich with sunken ships a few feet off the coast as well... More 

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Droxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite a trek to Maria La Gorda and only one, rather expensive, hotel to stay in. We came for the scuba diving and had a great 4 days of diving. There were not too many divers and they were operating two of their three dive boats. These were new and well maintained. The dive masters and crew were... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is amazing!!! But the hotel is terrible. We had a lovely cabin, but the bathroom wasn't clean. lunch and dinner were very expencive and not good. The only thing we liked was the fresh baked egg. There are several activities, but because of a lack of organisation we couldn't visit the National Park of Peninsula... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As this hotel is the only one in Maria La Gorda you dont really have much choice and you have to stay there. We thought after others opinions that it will be very bad but it wasnt. It is hard to get there, you need to take a taxi or a bus from Viniales and it is expensive to get... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you don't have your own car, it is a mission (and expensive) to get here. We made the effort for the diving, which was supposed to be good......in actuality, it was a really bad experience. The place is very popular and there is only one dive shop, so the boats and groups are overcrowded. We were diving with 15... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The environment is very beautyful, but this is it. Rooms are not very clean, and it did not smell good, there are cows in the garden (and other consequences of cows), food is ok, but not good. The good side is that it is a very peaceful place. Sea is beautyful and if you scuba dive they make tours every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Quiet, beautiful and great for diving. Food could be better, but the rest was just perfect. The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful. A standard for this price, as for Cuba is very good, in my opinion. It is located in the area that has not been spoiled by tourism yet - there is a national park around it.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Really nice place but watch out. There´s one bar, one restaurant, no shops around so be prepared that you can´t get a lot of stuff there. The rooms are clean and nice and you can enjoy your mojito while watching the most beautiful sunset ever. Missing this place.

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Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Welcomed by nevertheless charming white frogs in their cabane, the children were not amused. Rooms not even clean to Cuban standards. It's nice though, sitting at the beach sipping a mojito in between diving or snorkeling, with life music and crabs crawling over the dike, cuban sigar at hand. You can definitly have fun when diving into it! Better to... More 

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Kuwait
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I risked this, despite poor reviews, for the diving. It was the right decision as the dives were great (3 a day), and the guides knew what they were doing, making for good days out. The hotel itself is fine, especially in the context of being in Cuba, a poor, rural country. The food was varied enough, with a rice/... More 

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