The 3 day stay at Casa Mayito in early January was the highlight of our Cuba trip. Every aspect was just excellent and I agree with all previous very favourable reviews. So really no need to read further just book the Casa, you will not regret it.
Still uncertain? We a family of four stayed in the two roof top rooms. The rooms were very comfortable, tasteful and clean. They were well equipped including a good AC, a well-filled fridge, attached bathroom with hot shower. Internet is available but do not expect broad band speed. Just outside the rooms was the partly shaded roof top terrace with a splendid view over the bay. Think sunset. The safe sandy beach was within a couple of minutes walk. The water was clean and a bit less salty than ordinary seawater due to the nearby streams. The bay is famous for its coral reefs and for the drop off on snorkling distance from the beach. I strongly recommend a snorkling tour with Mayito who will take you a short distance by taxi and guide you to reef and drop off. He is very good snorkling guide, knows much about the creatures living I the sea and he checks so even beginners in snorkling have a very comfortable tour. A highlight of the tour was a light lunch prepared on the beach of whatever catch he could get whilst snorkling. Lovely! In addition Mayito arranged a tour to the nearby nature reserve that required a government official guide and helps from a pleasant taxi owner (thanks Ernesto!). We took a short walk in the reserve before ending up snorkling in a fresh water cave in company of turtles and fishes. Trip not to be missed.
Many has written about the excellent food. It is all true! Mayito and wife grows some of the ingredients for cooking in their backyard garden and both are very good chiefs, lots of different and good food. Our request for vegetarian foods was received with appreciating comments “so fun to cook something new”. (don’t worry, all was very good!). if you do not manage to get their rooms, do not miss to go their for dinners
Mayito and his family are warm and genuinely friendly and pleasant to deal with. Thanks for everything! We hope to come back another time!
Lotta and family from Sweden
- 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