The fairly new Ciego de Avila Hotel offers a most adequate accommodation to hunters and fishermen, and provides a comprehensive service package including preserve transfer, tour guides, shotgun rental, cartridges and jeeps. Also it’s an excellent starting point from which to set out for the cays and the neighboring city of Moron.
The rooms have all the amenities required for a pleasant stay. There’s a big pool and lots of entertainment for you to get the best of our hot summer. In the evening, after a gratifying dinner at "La Trocha" restaurant, you’ll dance to lively music in a disco regardless of your age and nationality.
143 air-conditioned rooms with phone, radio, color tv and private bath. Trunk dialing, restaurant (international cuisine), cafeteria, bar, pool, disco, medical service, store, beauty parlor, car park, garden, foreign exchange, post office and central safe.
The city, 460km east of Havana and 110km west of Camaguey, has developed as something of an historical halfway house; travellers used it as an overnight watering hole before continuing on to the islands of Trinidad and Santo Domingo in the 19th century.
An interesting place to visit is Parque Marti and a few blocks from there it is the Teatro Principal, a 500-seater theatre which is due to undergo further restoration works. This was built by a rich socialite, Angela Hernandez Viuda de Jimenez, who battled to create a cultural mecca in her home town.
The Museo Provincial on Calle Jose Antonio Eschevarria is worth a visit if you are interested in the area's role in the struggle to overthrow Batista while the Centro Provincial de Arte building on Calle Independencia may appeal to some. The Casa de la Trova on Libertad No 130 can occasionally deliver a raucous night out.
Traffic in the town is almost all horse-driven, and the longest possible journey should only cost a few pesos by pony trap. The town is built on a strict grid system centered on Parque Marti but there are few buildings of note, the most popular meeting place on the square is the Casa de Agua (Water House), which serves free glasses of the local mineral water, as well as homemade refrescos (soft drinks) and fruit juices.