The diving here is excellent! As a diver I really enjoyed Maria La Gorda, but that's about all. Again I booked through Cubaism and found that it was a big mark up on the prices charged at the hotel.
The food is variable at best. Stay away from the buffet restaurant - the better food is at the other one. Some of the dishes like the calamari were really good, but others were horrible. Very typical of a government run place.
The newer rooms back from the beach seem to be a lot better than the beach front ones. I had no trouble with hot water, toilets or anything.
Tips for some of the staff go a long way to improving things - remember as government employees they will only be earning between around USD 25-30 a month so a tip of even 1 CUC (USD) is a lot of money.
Bring insect repellant - the midgies are real little vampires.
Dive gear is ok but basic. A good idea to bring your own mask and a dive computer as a minimum diving.
All said - the diving was excellent - as a diver I would be happy to go back again, but not for any other reason.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included