This area of Cuba is a must see. You really get to see the real Cuba in a villa type area. If you fancy privacy, a bit of a quieter atmosphere than hotels, then Mayito's house is a must for you. First of all, it's so clean and are they ever a hospitable family. The rooms that are on the top (roof) area of his house overlook the sea (the Bay of Pigs). What a breath taking view you will have. Mario and his wife Noraida will greet you and welcome you with much hospitality. They as well as Noraida's mother prepares the best food Cuban style. I would hang out with them chit chatting all the time all the while learning about the Cuban ways and culture. Noraida's mum even taught me how to cook her way. They are always downstairs in their part of the house if you need them and also since Noraida is a nurse by trade, she will always know how to advise you of any medical situation/tips if you ever have something that comes up (God forbid that on vacation). Mario makes the best mojitos, pina coladas and any type of tasty drink you may fancy the Cuban way. They offer one of the best places in Caleton. Neighbors are friendly too and the locals are always nice to tourists and each other. After having been to this area the first time, I have returned a few times and each time it's so tough to leave. Because we fancy tranquility and nature we decide to go to this area often. Also it's easy to get to Havana via Viazul and it takes 2 hours if you want to travel there. Also the city of Matanzas is also accessible by bus from this area. The beach is amazingly clean, beautiful and virgin. Hardly anyone is ever there. Though the area is become more known to tourists, most go to hotels in big areas like Varadero. So if you want the peace of nature and getting to know Cubans and their culture, then this is the place to go. Since we are not the kind of people that care for loudness/partying all the time, we go here and never regret it. Mario and Noraida as well as their extended family will make sure you are well received and taken care of. Mario/Noraida gracias para ser nuestros amigos y espero que leyen mis commentarios aunque son en ingles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Mayito is a modern style house located very close to the beach, in Playa Larga: one of the most beautiful places in the south of Cuba.The house rents two rooms for travelers, in the second floor with independent entrance and terrace with a lovely sea view. Both rooms have a private bathroom with cold and hot water, TV, fridge, air conditioning, fan and a double bed. Another bed can be added if needed. The owners of the house offer delicious meals at any time, laundry service, dance lessons, Internet access and all the information necessary about different places to visit in the Zapata Peninsula. ... more less