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has anyone stayed here recently?

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has anyone stayed here recently?

Postby sunshine » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:06 am

I see great prices for
Club Amigo Marea Del Portillo...anyone been here recently?
any comments would be great also how far from airport? tia
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Manzanillo, Cuba

Postby CubaLover » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:11 pm

The nicer Hotel is Farallon Del Caribe, up the hill from Marea. Marea didn't have a swim-up bar and has quite a small pool. The food at Farallon was the best I have ever had in Cuba. Gained 10 lbs in the week we were there. Beach was a bit of a disappointment. Instead of an exotic black beach, it was just regular brown sand. Can't recall the distance from the airport, but the ride is always nice...cool drinks and a tour guide.
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Farallon

Postby smudgeid » Mon May 01, 2006 1:15 pm

Sorry - I'm late replying, but it's a lovely area. I stayed at the Farallon in 2005. It's south & was warmer than the other places I've stayed at in January. It's a lovely area and the mountains are great. The beach is not typical white sand, or good for snorkelling, but there is a good day trip to a local cay that is worth doing.

They were hit quite hard by the hurricane.

People seem to love whichever hotel they stay in first, some love the Marea & wouldn't switch - others the Farallon.

There is a good website - for information purposes only:

http://www.mareadelportillo.ca/default.shtml

Enjoy your holiday.
Kate
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