hotel riviera Convention & Fair Center, Havana . Cuba
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- Destination: Havana
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hotel riviera is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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“Bellamar Caves ”
The crystal caves were good, though the guide was not very impressive. You are advised not to carry anything except a water bottle as you need to watch your step inside; you better be a strong walker/climber as it is very deep down and hard whilst coming back up. Was extremely humid inside also. It was part of our Matangas... More
“Interesting cave with some very odd features ”
Like the other comments, it's actually not that cool in this cave with a very high humidity. the way the formations have occurred is quite fascinating. I enjoyed the tour - even though you have to pay 5 CUC just to take pictures. Why bother going if you can't take pictures? So add 5CUC to the price. The cave goes... More
“Bellamar Caves interesting feature ”
Cuba is full of natural caves, this is one of the largest. Years ago the landowner had the foresight to illuminate the cave and make it accessible to the public. Today you can explore a large portion of the cave with some areas blocked off to public in order to save it from erosion and breakage. Be forewarned, you will... More
“Hot & Humid ”
Went to the cave as we thought it would be nice to go somewhere cool around mid-day. Very wrong, it was hotter in the cave than outside and the humidity - well the guide said it was 100% and I believed him. A bit like taking a sauna while climbing stairs. Worth it though, very interesting cave.
“Like a movie set ”
We did this as part of a Matanzas city tour whilst holidaying in Varadero. This was something I have never done before so didn't really know what to expect. As you enter, you are ushered into a room to watch a decent 3D film that shows you what to expect when you get down there. The guides there are friendly... More
“Amazing cave experiance ”
I went almost a decade ago. However, it was the coolest cave experience I've ever had. It's even better than the Melissani Cave of Mykonos, Greece. You actually get to walk into the actual cave with your own two feer, peer down the side of a cavern (you feel like you're going to fall down the stairs and into an... More
“A natural wonder, a must! ”
Tag along with a guide who speaks your language ( small tip at the end) and explore the first 1Km of this virtually unspoilt cave system. Entry 5 CUCs and another 5 for you camera. You need to be reasonably agile to navigate the 200 steps ad arrow stony passages but it's worth the effort. Wear decent footwear, flip flops... More
“Like caves - go here! ”
It's a beautiful big cave with lovely geological features. Its about a 45 minute walk through the cave that they take you through, but there is a steep set of stairs going down so you have to be careful with those. Apart from that the rest of the cave is fine to walk through. Yes the ground can get damp... More
“Excellent first time in caves ”
Firstly you should know that caves are very dark, humid and hot places. Not the best place for HD pictures. I think that are no too much comfortable place for older people may have an accident there. The caves have irregular floor and ceiling, that can hurt your feet or head if you walk without care. I have visited some... More
“Beautiful and Spooky ”
Discover it for yourself, and try not to break any of the stalactites/stalagmites to take home with you. It's wrong and you are ruining centuries of beautiful hard work by mother nature.
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