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anyone on their way soon?

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anyone on their way soon?

I have some friends going in November. Anyone else headed to Santa Lucia soon?

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11. Re: anyone on their way soon?

Chris #8 we will be at Villas. We're looking forward to exploring a new area and taking a day trip to Havana. If I see you I'll approach you to ask for ideas lol. We have been to Cuba many many times but never this area.

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12. Re: anyone on their way soon?

c b @11

Be more than happy to speak with you, Jibacoa is a fairly quiet rural area ( hotel).

If you don't run into me, see Angel Fonseca ( security boss, and a very good friend) and he will contact me.

What dates are you there?

Chris

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13. Re: anyone on their way soon?

Chris.....We are only going for 1 week this time. We just came back from Portugal and were on the south shore last April. Arrive Jan 23rd. A little group of 14. I like quiet. It sounds perfect. Hopefully the weather will be not to windy so a few of them can snorkel. My hubby just got new lenses in his mask.

Are there places to eat off the resort? Of course we will go into Jibacoa just to add another experience under our belt. The nice thing travelling with a few people is there is always someone to do things or do nothing with, whatever suits you. Is it possible to have a lobster dinner in a casa like we do in Santa Lucia. I know some of the group love to do that ....

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14. Re: anyone on their way soon?

c b,

Pretty good snorkelling right off the beach, at least there was prior to "Irma".

There are 3 places within 1/8 mile , two decent rest's and Gilberto's , he puts on a meal in his house ($15) that I can guarantee you can't eat it all, lobster, chicken, pork, salads and he generally has beer on hand.

Little green house, top of the hill on right , see him the day or so before you intend to go, tell him how many ( we usually have 6) and what you'd like, he's a great cook and has lovely family.

( his blind father makes straw hats etc, nice people).

There is also the "tower" rest. by the Villa Loma hotel, (short 3 km taxi ride away) I understand that if you ask at reception they will line up a free ( for tips) ride there.

In the small city of Sta Cruz Del Norte ( 15 mins away) there are two excellent rests., Los Amigos and El Boyo ( spelling?),

El Boyo is rt on the ocean with a rooftop patio for drinks and dancing.

Farmers market Sat & Sun in Sta Cruz is interesting, plus cadeca in town.

Hershey gardens is close and also has a nice rest.

And if you make it out to Jibacoa town , be glad to show you how the "other half" lives.

Chris

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15. Re: anyone on their way soon?

Thanks so much for the info Chris !!! Much appreciated. We're looking forward to a new destination.

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16. Re: anyone on their way soon?

Well hope you enjoy your vacation, Villas is a little "tired" but the staff there make up for it ( as per Cuba ).

Hopefully meet you there.

Chris

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17. Re: anyone on their way soon?

Heading down tomorrow to Brisa for 11 days but sure sucks this forum don't

reply if they were there lately or post a review to let people know huh ?? I like to post

reviews of my trips before but seems like when i'm going nobody posts for months so

getting away from posting reviews. Anyways I'll find out these next few weeks..

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18. Re: anyone on their way soon?

brisas etc. and all the playa have been shut for most of the past month out of canada. carol e. hurricane and big storm as well.

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19. Re: anyone on their way soon?

@17

That's unfortunate , go and have a good time anyway.!!

Chris

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