All you need to know about Cuba after Hurricane Irma
Sol Cayo Coco
By writing September 15, 2017cuba hurricane
(R) evolution Voyages, receptive to Cuba, takes stock of the situation in the country after the passage of Irma.
After the hurricane, the Franco-Cuban teams of the receptive (R) Evolution Voyages, whose local offices are located in Havana, continue to collect as much accurate information as possible about the real situation of hotels and general infrastructures , in the various provinces of the country.
The airports of Santiago, Holguin, Camaguey and Cienfuegos have been operational since the beginning of the week.
The airports of Havana and Varadero reopened Tuesday afternoon, with a situation in the course of normalization, as flights Havana-Santiago de Cuba, and Havana-Nueva Gerona are scheduled again.
Province of Oriente – East of the island:
The cities and infrastructure of Baracoa, Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma and Holguin are operational. The impact of the hurricane was reduced in these areas, preserving most of the facilities.
The road network is open and practicable, both for passenger cars and coaches, including “La Farola”, the famous mountain road near Baracoa.
The beach hotels of the pole of Holguin (Guardalavaca – Playa Pesquero) welcome visitors quite normally; as well as Gibara hotels.
Province of Camaguey – Central East of the island:
The tourist center of Playa Santa Lucia is almost fully operational.
One exception is the Hotel Caracol, which announces a re-appointment of its services on September 28, 2017.
Camaguey hotels operate normally, the city being cleaned and completely “electrified” again.
Province of Ciego de Avila, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo – North Center of the island:
It will be necessary to arm itself with patience, Irma having struck in the strongest in this zone.
Cayo Coco: Hotels suffered direct and violent attacks from Hurricane Irma, damaging their buildings and infrastructure. The tourist area is temporarily closed, with an official reopening date, announced around November 15, 2017. Aware of the economic stakes, some hotels have already taken up the challenge of reopening before the scheduled date.
Cayo Guillermo: Local actors are working hard to ensure that the cayo is fully operational for the high winter season.
Ciego de Avila: the city works efficiently to restore and clean public spaces. Progress is spectacular, most of the infrastructure is functioning, land access roads are clear and practicable.
The technical recommendation of (R) Evolution Voyages for the tour operators: position the seaside stays on Holguin / Guardalavaca or Varadero, awaiting the complete reopening of the hotel services of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.
Province of Villa Clara – Santa Clara / Cayo Santa Maria:
Cayo Santa Maria / Cayo los Ensenachos / Cayo las Brujas: Positioned on the North coast, these cayos are also heavily impacted. With the countdown in mind, the refurbishment began, with the hope of a reopening for the month of November 2017. The establishments will communicate as they go back to their activities.
Remedios and Santa Clara: Once the precise inventory has been carried out, (R) Evolution Voyages will quickly communicate the forecasts of reopening of the tourist infrastructures, the latter to be operational in the days to come.
Province of Cienfuegos / Province of Sancti Spiritus (Trinidad) – South Center of the island:
The beach hotels of Trinidad (Playa Ancon) offer the usual services.
Hotels in the city of Trinidad such as Iberostar Trinidad, La Ronda, Las Cuevas and the Casas Particulares are operational.
The city of Trinidad has been completely cleaned and its infrastructure is intact.
The hotels in the city center and the Punta Gorda in Cienfuegos operate normally.
The Rancho Luna and Faro Luna complexes are closed until power is restored. Customers awaiting the opening date are protected on the hotels Jagua, Casa Perla, Casa Verde.
The City of Cienfuegos has been cleaned and its infrastructure is intact.
The access roads are practicable and the roads between the center of the island and the Oriente are open to traffic.
Topes de Collantes, whether in the National Park or in the hotels, everything is in order. The road between Topes de Collantes and Trinidad is open.
Province of Matanzas / Varadero – Northwest of the island:
All actors in the main tourist area of the island are currently working tirelessly and effectively to recover.