Most people visit the geological giant called the Gran Piedra on a daytrip. However, for those looking for a peaceful, rustic place to relax for a night surrounded by unadulterated nature, the hotel here is the perfect solution.
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Address: Ctra Siboney Km 14. Stgo de Cuba, Cuba
Number of Rooms: 18
Distance to Airport: 30 km (SCU)
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
The island’s second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, is rhythmic, buoyant and hot. When you’re ready to escape the heat and slow down a step, head to the Gran Piedra (the Big Rock), located in a microclimate 1200 meters above sea level, but only 20 kilometers from Santiago de Cuba.
The temperature drops noticeably as you drive the 12 kilometers along a switchback road to the top of the rock. If you’re coming from Santiago’s tropical torpor, it will be a welcome change! This microclimate benefits the lush and varied flora that characterizes this area.
The Gran Piedra is precisely that – a massive volcanic rock measuring 51 x 25 x 30mtrs (L x H x W); take the 452 steps to its summit and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, long vistas over the mountains and down to the coast.
Typically visited on a daytrip, nature lovers and eco tourists will appreciate the peaceful environment provided on an overnight here. Accommodation is in a 2-star hotel, with a corresponding two-star price; the setting however, is sublime. The simple, rustic cabins are brick, with tiled roofs, and extremely spacious – including the balconies with panoramic views, they even feature an open fireplace. The complex boast a restaurant.
The Cafetal La Isabelica, 2 kilometers away, is one of the area’s first coffee plantations, for which it earned a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The plantation’s colonial mansion is still intact and worth the visit. Guided hikes on 4 different trails are organized by the hotel.
General Hotel Facilities
A la Carte Restaurant
24 hour Reception
Some services require local payment
Hotel La Gran Piedra - Rooms Details & Rates
Standard Room... from US$34
The 27 double-room cabins have a living area, huge balcony, private bathroom, open fire place, satellite TV, safe-deposit box and mini fridge.
Safety Deposit Box
Balcony or terrace
Hotel La Gran Piedra Location
The Gran Piedra nature park is located approximately 20 km east of Santiago de Cuba; Hotel Gran Piedra, with its restaurant and guest cabins, is at the end of the 12-kilometer mountain road, more than 1200 meters above sea level.
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