Destination: Cayo Las Brujas
Hotel chain: Gaviota
Number of Rooms: 24
Distance to Airport: 1 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
Checking in to the Hotel Villa Las Brujas provides an escape from the maddening rush of modern life. Built on a rock shelf surrounded by mangroves overlooking the sea, nature is literally at your doorstep here.
The guestrooms are divided over different buildings at the end of a beautiful, long stretch of unspoiled white-sand beach. With only 24 rooms having exclusive use of this beach, no one needs to fight for space. While there’s no pool, the wooden sundeck overlooking the ocean with two Jacuzzi s, compensates admirably.
Cayo Las Brujas belongs to the archipelago Sabana–Camagüey (or Jardines del Rey) has kilometers of coral reefs (it is one of the second longest reef worldwide), with large schools of tarpon, jacks, spade fish, groupers and barracudas. Scuba diving and snorkeling are superb here.
The Marina Gaviota is one step from the villa. Day and night dives at different depths, shipwrecks, and caves are a few of the offers attracting divers here. Enthusiasts of big-game fishing can test their mettle with tarpons (up to 120lbs), the major species in these parts, together with dorado, albacore, sawfish and others, including various types of snapper. Fishing methods are fly-fishing and trolling.
Villa Las Brujas boasts a pleasant open-air wooden restaurant called "El Farallon" . It serves basic meals, including, of course, seafood.
Cayo Las Brujas ("Witches Key") is so called because a young man arrived late for his date with a secret lover. To his shock and disbelief, his beautiful sweetheart had been replaced by an ugly witch or "bruja". Or so goes local legend.
The 24 standard rooms here are of the junior suite type, divided over two-story buildings. The rooms are spacious and well furnished with private bathrooms and separate living rooms; 19 of them have sea view. Each has air conditioning, phone, satellite TV, safe-deposit box, and mini-refrigerator.
Villa las Brujas is located on Cayo las Brujas in the Atlantic Ocean on the north coast of Villa Clara province; it’s part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago. The distance to/from Havana is 386km. A causeway of approximately 50km links the key to the mainland at Caibarién.
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