Here's the most recent review I wrote for TripAdvisor about my favorite little resort, Club Amigo Marea del Portillo, Cuba. If you haven't been there yet, perhaps you'll be able to join me one day!
I have just returned from another visit to one of my favorite places, Marea del Portillo, Cuba – another too-short two weeks’ holiday. I have been there before and reviewed Club Amigo Marea del Portillo before but, every time I go, I find there is something new to say about this small, charming resort.
They always seem to be working on upgrading and improving the facilities here, thanks to a progressive management team. Now, thanks to increased governmental support, even more will likely be possible in the not-too-distant future. During my visit, the resort also hosted some important visitors from Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism. (Us ordinary flip-flop wearers could tell these other folks were special; they had really nice shoes on.)
The subsequent buzz around the resort was palpable and positive. The general word was that the government intended to put more money into tourism along Cuba’s southern coast, enhancing existing facilities such as Club Amigo Marea del Portillo and potentially building additional resorts in the Granma region and further east, towards Santiago de Cuba.
|Horseback Adventure Tour heads out!|
Perhaps in a related vein – I am only guessing – road repairs have already begun near Pilón, the town just west of Marea del Portillo. This town is also rumored to be the potential site for a new resort but, of course, that could be years down the road, freshly paved or otherwise!
|On the trail with caballero Chichi.|
|Cool down ~ jump in & swim!|
|Washing the horses after a hard day's ride.|