If you enjoy nature & tranquillity then you’ll find everything you need at Hotel Cubanacan Punta Piedra – particularly if your ideal holiday includes diving or snorkelling.
Sitting beside the endless powder beach of Marea del Portillo, hotel Punta Piedra is overlooked by the majestic Sierra Maestra Mountains & Cuba’s highest point, Pico Turquino. The place has a relaxed, rustic feel with terracotta roofs & pathways dotted around tree-lined, well-maintained gardens.
Hotel Punta Piedra is a small, relatively basic complex so don’t expect luxury but what you will find is a country charm & a real sense of tranquillity. There is a small pool & sun terrace while activities on the beach include non-motorised watersports. In addition to the limited daytime programme, the friendly staff also provide guided nature walks. You can also book excursions to the stunning El Salto waterfall & Desembarco del Granma National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Punta Piedra has two bars & a small but pleasant restaurant with outside sitting area. Guests can also utilise the facilities at the other two hotels in the area, though the shuttle doesn’t run all year round. The evening disco & comedy show at Farallon del Caribe are both recommended, though Punta Piedra guests can enjoy more sedate evening entertainment & breathtaking sights as the moon drifts over the mountains.
If you like snorkelling or scuba diving then Punta Piedra is definitely for you, with the Marea del Portillo International Scuba Diving Center nearby. The local waters provide plenty to explore with once-in-a-lifetime sights like the coral reef, well-preserved galleons & mesmerising tropical life among the narrow underwater ravines & huge hillocks.
A great choice for anyone seeking an inexpensive escape in a relaxing location, Punta Piedra is ideal for scuba diving & nature enthusiasts alike.
Marea del Portillo is the most important tourist resort in the Granma province.
Located on the Southeast coast of Cuba, the famous Marea del Portillo Beach is at the foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains. This provides a dramatic backdrop to the exotic black sand beach that stretches over 2 km. Not far from Marea on the road to Santiago de Cuba you will come across an amazing view of the highest mountain in Cuba, 2005m Pico Turquino.
Also close to Marea del Portillo lies the Desembarco del Granma (Granma Landing) National Park, which was declared a World's Natural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The beautiful El Salto Waterfalls is about two hours from Marea del Portillo.
In addition, just 500 meters away from the beach is Cayo Blanco, a small islet considered an ideal place for romantic people and boasting exceptional sea bottoms.
You can dive to an old Galleon with 36 canyons and their characteristic round balls, as well as other of the ships belonging to the squad of Cervera, the "Christopher Columbus" which still shows a high degree of preservation.
Towards Cabo Cruz, in the Southeast edge of the eastern region, fabulous sceneries open up around the coral reef located here with moose horns corals, sea fan and all sort of fish that you can admire due to the existence of Marea del Portillo diving center.
If you accommodate in any of the hotels of Marea del Portillo, you will be able to discover the charms of Cayo Blanco and its underwater beauties as well as to access to the facilities and services that its marinas offer.