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“Wonderful place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Cienaga de Zapata | Caleton Playa Larga, Playa Larga, Cuba   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fehring, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

During our short stay we were really spoiled by Mayelin & Oriol with delicious food. Their warmhearted hospitality and the nice room including a large terrace with a view of the sea made us feel very welcome. We can highly recommend the Casa Costa Azul to everybody that wants to stay in this area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

the owners Mayelin y Oriol are definitely highlight of this place. The casa is clean and boutique, with sea-facing terrace (where we had dinner). The owner also helped rescheduled as my travel plan was delayed due to flight cancellation.

They helped organizing pick up to snorkelling and on-ward travel to Cienfuegos

The dinner was THE BEST meal in the entire trip of Cuba.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband I went to Cuba for the first time in April 2013. We were a little nervous because we had no idea what Cuba would be like. We were lucky enough to stay at Costa Azul in Matanza. The Casa was very comfortable and clean and had a view of the ocean. The owner, Fernando, and his family were very welcoming and friendly..they made us feel like a part of their family. Fernando will do Veradero airport pick ups and drop offs and be tour guide and/or help arrange other transportation and places to stay in other parts of Cuba, and his mom might be the best cook on the island. We had wonderful meals right at the Casa and ate them a few feet from the ocean! We loved it here and will definitly go there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ginebra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had planned to stay just one night at Cienaga de Zapata but at the end we rested for three days. We loved staying at Oriol and Mayelin's casa. They are really caring, attentive and generous hosts.
Discreet but accessible, they helped us whenever they could and any time we had any problem. They have a really beautiful terrace and dinners and breakfasts are really affordable and worthy of a 5-star hotel !

We highly recommend staying at Casa Costa Azul.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitehorse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed 5 nights in the room on the second floor of this beautiful casa and found it to be exceptional. Mayelin y Oriol cooked us one of the best meals we had in Cuba including crocodile, lobster, beans and various side platters. They are also very accommodating to requests and serve a lovely breakfast each morning.

The room was spotless and cleaned each day as we were out enjoying the area. The views from the deck were lovely and we were able to watch the fishermen come and go while drinking a local beer and reading from a rocking chairs.

Although we were originally looking for a casa right on the beach, we were pleasantly surprised to find that this casa was moments away from the sand and sea. The other beach front casa's only have an advantage regarding their location on paper and in reality this location was just as sweet. The large deck and bright, airy room made this casa a fantastic choice. It was pouring rain the first day we arrived but the partially covered deck enabled us to enjoy the storm.

If you cannot get a room in this casa due to popularity see if you can sweet talk them into making an excellent meal for you. I am sure they will be pleased to do so and you will be beyond satisfied.

Room Tip: They have one room on the second floor that would be the preferred place to stay for most people.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was our first trip to Cuba, mainly staying in casa particulars, and this one comes top of our list!
Mayelin and oriol made us feel so welcome, and their upstairs room with its lovely big verandah and view of the bay was very comfortable. We had our meals outside on the verandah each day and the table setting, and the delicious food presentation was as good as a top class hotel! The hosts English vocabularly was rather limited but this didn,t cause any problems because hand signs are much more fun and Mayelin was keen to teach us some Spanish to help us along. She and her husband looked after us so well, and Oriol even took my husband out fishing at 7 a.m. one morning. The sea is just a short stroll away and the small town of Playa Larga is very quiet and the locals veryfriendly, and your hosts are very happy to help you arrange any trips you may want to take in the national park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and when we left we felt we were leaving our family! If you want a great Casa to stay in, book this one especially the upstairs room if you can - you'll not regret it! Highly recommended, thanks Mayelin y Oriol - and we will try and learn a little Spanish for our next trip, honest!

Room Tip: Upstairs double room with large verandah and view of the lovely Bay of Pigs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I loved this place, its very pretty, the food is great, extremely clean and the very best, the people. Mayelin and Oriol treated us as if we were part of their family, they took us to a cozy bar right next to the bay. I loved this place, i for sure will go back and visit. There is also a really nice and also cheap place to go scubadiving.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Costa Azul

Address: Cienaga de Zapata | Caleton Playa Larga, Playa Larga, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Playa Larga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Playa Larga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

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