At the airport I drew some cash from the ATM upstairs, the charge was 3 cuc per 100
|Casa Alex Havana|
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|Inside the bell tower|
Unfortunately the stairs are in-need of repair and the top half of the tower is closed, but luckily travelling with my daughter, the kind lady let her pass, to see the magnificent views.
The casa was recommended from Casa Alex in Havana 'Hostal' (Not actually a hostel) very friendly couple and very good breakfast. 20 cuc per night and 4 cuc breakfast. Taxi to Playa Ancon 5 cuc, was low season and not easy to find others to share taxi with, in the high season taxi is 8 cuc.
|Hostal in Trinidad|
Call: +53 41 99 2292
Yalienis Meneses y Carlos Omar Pineda
Address: Jesus Menendez 65 Esquina Smith, Trinidad Cuba
Playa Giron (Bay Of Pigs)
Like all Casa owners they can also be your tour guide, giving you advice with things to see/do and how to get around. Luis recommended Sendero Enigma de las Rocas, as a half day tour. We was picked up by horse and cart with 2 guides and was a great 1/2 day.
This famous bay has a museum, of the invasion from the CIA. If you have ever read about Castro, then you will know he has been very lucky with the way things have worked out, like it was meant to happen that way!
Call: 0145 984258
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There is a casa de cambio, opposite the museum, I changed £300.00 and was charged 28 cuc.
There is also a bus from the main highway about 30 minute drive from Play Giron, that now go's direct to and from Vinales. Viazul Bus
|Jodie Tobacco tour|
|Horse back riding|
Their are two banks in Vinales, open Monday to Friday. one closes at 12:30 and the other at 3pm. There is literally a hole in the wall, but no ATM, the nearest is in Pinar del Rio.
I did a 250 cuc cash transfer on my debit card in the bank, the charge was 8 cuc.
|Coffee with sugar cane|
|Los Nardos Restaurant|
|Asociacion Cararia de Cuba Restaurant|
For lunch Asociacion Cararia de Cuba Restaurant Can be found opposite the Bacardi building.