12 May 2017 | Afternoon | Moron
Scuba Diving as incredible! We woke up early to depart for the garden of the Kings in Cayo Coco – one of the most biodiverse regions in Cuba. Our stay in Casa Alicia was beautiful, the accommodations are very close to the city center of Moron and have some of the best bathrooms in all of Cuba. The owners of the Casa, Yuli and her husband are some of the most kind people that I know. They served us a delicious breakfast and then we were off to Cayo Coco for our diving experience with Marlin Dive. We arrived at the dive center around 10am, ready for our dive experience. For those professional divers, they went out to do their 1st deep water dive while the beginner divers (those who never dived before) did a training course in the pool before going out for their shallow water dive. Cuba is a great place to learn how to dive if you have never dived before. We spent the entire day out on the water (on the beach and in the water). We returned to Hostal Alicia in the evening for a delicious dinner before spending the evening walking around Moron and sitting down in the Plaza to enjoy the incredibly fast Cuban wifi.
13 May 2017 | Moron to Santa Clara
I believe today was our first opportunity to sleep in on our entire trip – yet no one in our group actually slept in (as we are always excited to get up and start everyday). After another delicious breakfast we were off to Santa Clara – the home of Ernesto Che Guevara, one of Cuba’s three revolutionaries (Fidel Castro, Camillo, and Che). When Arrived to Santa Clara we checked into our Casa – one of the most beautiful restored Cuban mansions in all of Cuba. The Casa has 5 rooms, 3 huge salas, and a beautiful inner courtyard, with every room being filled with antiques from the Cuban colonial period. Hostal Cordero was by far one of the most beautiful colonial mansions we stayed at during our time in Cuba. After we checked into our lovely accommodation when continued onwards to visit the mausoleum of Che and take a city tour of Santa Clara. Today is Saturday so everyone is preparing for Mother’s Day tomorrow, which means that everyone is purchasing cakes and flowers for all the lovely Cuban women!