We visited Villa Maguana in December 2010 as part of a 5-week trip through Cuba. We drove from Holguin and it took 5 hours on the 300 km. The last 50 km was especially bad. Luckily we were driving a 4x4 Jeep so we were prepared for the bad roads.
We stayed at various lodgings from 5-star all-inclusive hotels to remote Casa Particulars and must say that we were pleasantly surprised with Villa Maguana. The wooden chalets fit well into the lush vegetation. We whad a room on the second floor overlooking the ocean. The sea is somewhat wilder here that at other parts of Cuba, but beautiful.
Only one other couple stayed here and they went hiking during the day so we never saw them. We were basically all alone except for the staff, so we felt as if we were on a deserted island. The private beach belonged to us. We spent the days playing cards, sunbathing and swimming. We would walk / swim to the bigger public beach where there is a little restaurant. We also saw a black pig with her little piglets walking on the beach. Nowhere else have we seen something like that!
Don't expect a wide variety of food. They use what they have which make the place more special. Definately try their banana chips. Really good. One evening we literally had 'the catch of the day'. When we sat down, we asked wheher they had fish. The guy said we must wait and he walked out of the restaurant. 10 minute later he came back with a huge smile and a big fish - he went out to the lines he had in the water and found that he had caught a fish. We had fresh fish that evening!
Really a great place to spend a couple of days.
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- Villa Maguana Hotel Baracoa