Cayo Saetia Island, Holguin

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An idyllic, uninhabited 42 m sq (137 ft sq) island sitting a top a coral reef, Cayo Saetia Island offers a quirky paradise where zebras, parrots and ostriches live side by side. The cay used to be the private holiday home to Fidel Castro until 1994, when it became open to the public. Take a dip along crystal shores before a jeep tour takes you around the island to visit African safari animals that roam free here. Grab a relaxing, tasty lunch at the islands resort, under the shade of mangroves with picturesque views. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cayo Saetia Island by using our Holguin trip planner .
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  • Really nice excursion. Large catamaran sail 30 miles from Antilla to the island. Drinking and music on board. It is a very beautiful island with super blue water and white sand. Jeepsafarie over the island with ostriches Antelope water buffalo horses. After snorkeling between lots of beautiful fish. All nice lunch with super nice view!
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  • I went on a catamaran cruise to the island. The cruise itself was a decent length and had an open bar. I preferred the smaller catamaran used for this tour over the larger catamaran. The including sno...  more »
  • This trip was really nice, unfortunately weather wasn’t that great when I did and therefore the snorkelling wasn’t to great and thats why I rate it a 3/5. However if you are booking it with a day you ...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Most beautiful place i have ever been.
  • Do not book via the homepage of Gaviota group (Gaviota is the hotel chain to which Villa Cayo Saetia belongs). They want to charge you 100% but they might "lose" your reservation... Furthermore, we were told that the hotel has electricity and water problem (probably since the last hurricane) when we wanted to enter the national park. No. one contacted US before. We were told to drive to on all inclusive hotel (with 350 + rooms) of the same owner at Guardalavaca (3 hrs away) and it took US three days to convince the hotel staff there that we do not have to pay any more money and that we just went there because we were told to do so by Villa Cayo Saetia... During our 3 weeks stay in Cuba (mostly in Casa Particulares, which worked fine and whose owners are mostly highly motivated), the 3 days at the hotel of Gaviota group were the worst. For "European" prices we expected services at least better than the Cuban average. In the end, the services were worst than in a particular 25USD-Casa!
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Holguin abounds with accommodations, although even this large selection is not always enough to cater to the swarms of tourists who visit during peak season, between December and March. The city center remains the most popular neighborhood, known for its charming architecture. Look in the streets surrounding Parque Calixto Garcia to stay in a cozy bed and breakfast or a budget-friendly hostel.
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