Casa Yazmin, from 20 CUC per day: all new, clean, with terrace
Bed for ♥ ♥ in the apartment
Casa for rent in the upper floor
For the demanding guest
This entire apartment, with independent entry, kitchen, terrace has been refurbished in 2013 and is
currently considered to be one of the best in Holguin, Cuba. A safe and quiet (not a main street)
place to stay. Recommended by experienced Cuba travellers, rents start from
20 CUC per day
I have stayed at Yazmin in April 2013 and was astonished how clean, quiet and
modern this apartment was. No cheap carpentry, attention to detail everywhere and even
the towels were of much higher quality then you get in other casas in Cuba.
I was missing a phone, but even then: this is an excellent value for money.
Count on me, Yazmin, I'll be back.
[Richard, Germany (April 2013)]
Captured in my father-in-law's garden in Cuba, right after a tropical rainstorm had passed. Summer is usually a rainy season, but the storms don't usually last long and allow for a lot of sunny (and hot) days. Few realise how big the island actually is, with each area having its own micro-climate. My favorite thing about the rainstorms is how fresh nature smells afterwards!
When you visit Cuba, you soon realise that time seems to stop on the island, from the colonial architecture to the classic cars and the horse-drawn carriages. Yank tank or máquina are the words used to describe the many classic cars present in Cuba with an estimated 60,000 of them still driving the roads today. I found this one in the streets of Gibara, a small fishing village on the north-eastern coast of the island.
Cuba is full of paradoxes. This storefront really caught my eye. With a 1960's design, "komodidad" (meaning comfortable) was a home improvement store that went out of business and was completely run down when I visited Holguin. Time has gone by, and I hear the store was eventually reopened as an ice-cream shop!