Villa Islazul Bayamo represents good value for anyone exploring eastern Cuba & provides the opportunity to mingle with local people, away from the main towns & cities.
Villa Bayamo is a budget hotel with limited facilities, though guests will enjoy the sun terrace & swimming pool, which overlook distant fields, while there is also a children’s playground. The food & drink served by the hotel’s friendly staff are more than adequate, though the choice is limited. Villa Bayamo also holds occasional discos which are popular with local people, as is the pool.
Hotel Villa Bayamo is about 15 minutes’ walk from Bayamo’s colonial parks & landmarks, while it is also within easy reach of the area’s beautiful Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra. It is therefore an ideal overnight hotel for people exploring the island & has a private car park.
If you are travelling around eastern Cuba & want somewhere inexpensive to spend a night or two, you will find Islazul Villa Bayamo hotel a good choice, particularly if you want to meet local people.
There are 34 standard rooms at Villa Bayamo, located in the main block & in smaller bungalows around the grounds. All rooms are clean & comfortable, with standard ensuite facilities including air conditioning & satellite tv. Some guests have reported that hot water can be limited in the evenings.
It is the capital of Granma Province. This area was important in the Cuban struggle for freedom and has a wealth of historic places of interest, including the site where Jose Marti was shot, and one of Cuba's greatest national parks, Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra, to the south of Bayamo township. Bayamo has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and makes concessions to tourism. The town is centred around Parque Cespedes which is a delightful, shady park containing long marble benches and statues of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (called nothing less than the Father of the Nation) and Perucho Figueredo. On the north side of the park is the Ayuntamiento, it was in front of this in 1868 that Cespedes proclaimed independence for Cuba. On weekend evenings, the square hosts something resembling a large party, with hundred of Bayamese dressed to the nines, socializing and eating rosquitas, the local sweet made of yuca.