Stay at Maria la Gorda, Maria la Gorda
Maria la Gorda offers basic lodgings and a relaxed yet friendly service to its guests, but the real draw here is the beautiful location and excellent scuba diving.
Maria la Gorda, Maria la Gorda, Cuba
There is only one small hotel complex at Maria la Gorda, which consists of 20 simple garden cabanas and a two storey block of beach-front rooms. The garden cabanas are simple wood cabins with air-conditioning, basic bathrooms and a small verandah. The walls between them are thin so noise does carry somewhat.
The cabanas are set well back from the beach and are raised over thick foliage and mangroves by boardwalks. The beachfront block is quite ugly from the outside, but the en-suite rooms are comfortable and clean and also have air-conditioning.
There is a buffet-style restaurant, bar and small shop selling basic essentials such as sun block and insect repellent. There is also a small office offering tours, a dive centre and even car rental.
The food here is generally bland and could certainly be improved and the service is relaxed and slow, but always friendly. Maria la Gorda is all about scuba diving and beautiful location. It is perfect for dive enthusiasts who don't mind basic lodgings and want to simply relax and forget about the outside world for a few days.