The Rancho El Tesoro (Treasure Ranch), located on Cuba’s Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth), is a good choice for fishermen and water sports fans who wish to visit the El Colony International Diving Center on the island. It’s a good choice for accommodation due to the surrounding nature, and peaceful environment.
Address: Carretera Autopista km 2 ½, Nueva Gerona, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
Number of Rooms: 34
Distance to Airport: 4 km
Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
The decoration of the ranch’s façade, with battlements and red paint, resembles a castle. This building was built in the 1950s and sits in a lush natural setting in a peaceful area of the Las Casas River neighborhood. The site was chosen by an American to build his vacation home. The rooms, designed for family and guests, now welcome international tourists.
The accommodation is very popular with fishermen, and is, undoubtedly, a good choice for visitors on their way to the International Diving Center El Colony, in the west of the island. From Treasure Ranch you can explore other places like Playa Bibijagua, to the northeast, known for its black sands.
The Isle of Youth has a rich history. For several centuries it was visited by pirates such as Francis Drake and, according to some historians, it was inspiration for the Scottish novelist Robert L. Stevenson who wrote the celebrated Treasure Island.
The Isle of Youth was also the place where National Hero José Martí was sent when he was young to recover his health after leaving prison in Havana. The farm where he recuperated, El Abra, is now a museum. It was also to the Isle of Youth that the attackers of the Moncada barracks in 1953 were sent. They were imprisoned in the Presidio Modelo, now a museum, and national monument.
Rancho el Tesoro offers simple accommodation, a bar, restaurant, and lobby.
General Hotel Facilities
A la Carte Restaurant
24 hour Reception
Some services require local payment
Hotel Rancho El Tesoro - Rooms Details & Rates
Standard Room... from US$43
34 rooms with air conditioning.
Hotel Rancho El Tesoro Location
Rancho El Tesoro is halfway between the capital of the Isla de la Juventud, Nueva Gerona, and the island’s airport.