Baracoa is one of those destinations that’s hard to reach, but even harder to leave. The charm and hospitality of this seaside village is infectious and a good place to catch the bug is in Hostal 1511 – in the heart of Baracoa.
Please request your Havana or Varadero airport – hotel transfer during the online hotel reservation process or by contacting our customer support offices.
Address: Calle Ciro Frías e/Rubert López y Maceo, Baracoa, Guantánamo
Number of Rooms: 15
Distance to Airport: 2 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
Baracoa was the first settlement founded by the Spanish in Cuba. They knew a good thing when they saw it: this is one of the island’s most idyllic and photogenic settings. The year was 1511.
Centuries later, Ciro Frias street in the colonial center, housed a hotel called Legrá. In 1961, it was renamed the Hotel Liberación. It saw its share of guests until it ceased to be a hotel and was occupied by local families. After a time, the building fell into extreme disrepair.
The residents of Baracoa became concerned about the decline of the landmark building, until one morning a tractor drove up, parked in front and renovation of the hotel began. It was christened Hostal 1511 in honor of the founding of Baracoa and opened on May 1st, 2011 – a present to the citizens to celebrate the 500th anniversary of their city.
Hostal 1511 is a small, elegant hotel fully fitting with Baracoa’s charming profile. Its two floors are painted in a perky blue-white-pink tricolor. There is no restaurant, but the lobby bar and cafeteria serve light snacks and breakfast. You won’t want for places to eat however since it’s in the heart of downtown, a step away from the Plaza Independencia.
Sites worth visiting include the Casa de la Trova or the church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa with the Cruz de la Parra, a wooden cross brought by Columbus on his first voyage.
General Hotel Facilities
24 hour Reception
Some services require local payment
Hotel Hostal 1511 - Rooms Details & Rates
Standard Room... from US$39
15 Neat standard rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom (shower & WC), satellite TV and telephone.
Safety Deposit Box
Cold & hot water
Most popular hotels nearby
One of Cuba’s most unique hotel properties in one of the country’s most hospitable and endearing towns, El Castillo (The Castle) dates from the mid-18th century. The views alone make guests feel like royalty.
There are many special places to stay in Cuba, but few can rival Villa Maguana, with its tropical hideaway beach and cozy cabins 22km from inimitable Baracoa.
Baracoa is one of Cuba’s most intriguing destinations for its remote location, unique identity and captivating natural scenery. Staying at the Porto Santo puts all of this at your disposal, plus a lovely small beach.