With this short program you will visit Matanzas, also named “The City of Bridges”. A city full of history with many turistic attractions worth visiting.
Matanzas is located 110km aprox. from Havana and about 43km from Varadero. “San Seberino” Prison, used during the slavery's time, due to its geographical position, with caves facing the sea, “Triolet” Farmaceutical Museum, “Sauto Theater”, and much more, are some of the places you will enjoy during your visit to the city. You will visit the “Bellamar Caves” as well, a group of caves with more than 23kms lenght with beautiful galleries, the birth of a river surrounded for a virgin nature and last but not least you could enjoy beaches with very white sand and crystal waters, taking advantage of the summer climate that always Cuba offers.
Cuba4all Reizen lets you choose. We give you the opportunity to organize the transport to Matanzas by yourself or if you prefer we can organize public taxi or private taxis (classic american oltimer) to pick you up and bring you to the place, so we make your trip much easier. Please do not hesitate to contact us. It will be a pleasure to assist and offer you the best service.
♦ Duration of the trip: 4 days/3 nights
♦ Accommodation: Casas particulares
♦ Places to visit: Matanzas - “Bellamar Caves” - Natural Park “La Arboleda”.
♦ Minimum of persons: 2
- €110,00 per person
*Prices based on 2 persons per room.
Day 1. Arrival at Matanzas
If you have rented a car and you are coming from Havana, you must follow “Vía Blanca” direction Varadero. If you are coming from Varadero then you get “Vía Blanca” as well but direction Havana.
When you book with us we will send you a confirmation together with a roadmap and a route description.
If you do not have a car, you can use the public transport “Viazul” to get to Matanzas. These are very confortable buses with very affordable prices. You can buy your ticket in advance on the following page: http://www.viazul.com where you also will find complete details with timetables of departures and arrivals. You can pay in EUR Euro and USD Dollars.
Arrival at Matanzas where you will be accommodated in a casa particular. This will make you interact with the local daily Cuban life since the very first day. At your arrival you will receive a welcome's cocktail.
If this is the first day of your holidays then you would probably only have time to visit the town by night and have a typical Cuban drink. Likewise if Matanzas is just part of your on going trip and you have been in Cuba already for a few days then if you arrived in the morning, you will have time to make a city trip and discover its history. The house (casa particular) where you will be accommodated is just at 10 min walking to the downtown. Cuba4all Reizen recommends you to visit “Sauto Theater” with a great admirable arquitecture and full of history, “San Severino Castle”, the first and most important building established in the city during the XVI y XVII centuries and the Matanzas Farmaceutical Museum “Triolet”, inaugurated in 1882, the first farmaceutic museum from Latin America and still with the original forniture, and the only French farmacy from the end of the XIX century in the World that you still can find today.
On the contrary if you are a beach lover, there is a beach 5 minutes walking from your accommodation. It is the beach “El Tennis” where you will enjoy the sun lying and relaxing on the sand.
Day 2. Visit to “Bellamar Caves”
After the breakfast we departure to “Bellamar Caves”. They are aproximately 13 minutes away walking from the casa particular. This cave is a group of caverns with beautiful galleries which started to form 30 million years ago following studies. The place where the caves are located today were originaly under the sea, and it was part of the Matanzas Bay.
The visit to the cave is 1 km trip and the acces to it will take you about 45 minutes. Once you have finished your excursion you can take a trip on a horse and enjoy the nature. (These trips are optionals and at additional cost).
In the afternoon you could go to the “El Tennis” Beach located at just 5 minutes walking from your accommodation. You will be able to enjoy nice blue and crystal clear water. Do not forget your suncream protector.
Day 3. Visit to Natural Park “La Arboleda”
First breakfast and then departure to the Natural Park “La Arboleda” where it is located the birth of the “Canímar” river, the biggest and most important river of Matanzas. Here you have access to boats, kayaks, water bikes. You can use any of these to get to the birth of the river located a 2kms from here. During this trip you will enjoy a fascinating virgin nature and plenty of tropical flora. On your return you can enjoy as an option a lunch of typical Cuban dishes.
In the evening we will take you to a well known places in Matanzas where you will continue to enjoy the Cuban style of life while listening live Cuban music. Here you can (as an extra option), try different Cuban cocktails and if you dare, you can even follow the rhythm and dance “salsa” with the locals.
Day 4. Leaving Matanzas
If you wake up early you may still have some time to enjoy the beach or take some pictures in the town to make sure you take nice remembrances back home with you.
If you want to keep discovering more interesting places in the Island and you want to go direction center of the Country then our already organized short program Back to the Past will be your best choice. On the other hand if you prefer to enjoy one of the most beautiful Caribean beaches then I suggest you stay in one of our casas particulares in Varadero. If you are looking for virgin nature then our program Aroma de Puro Habano surely will match all your expectations.
Cuba4all Reizen is a very flexible company. If you would like to make any modification to this progam, you just have to get in contact with us. It will be our pleasure to organize your trip as customized as you wish.
On the other hand if this is the last day of your holidays, it is time to organize all with time so you arrive on time to the airport and have a back journey home without surprises.
During this trip you will be accommodated in casas particulares located in Matanzas. All the casas particulares that we have at your dispossal can be found on the following link: Matanzas.
Included in the price:
♦ Accommodation in en casa particular 3 nights (2 persons per room).
♦ Breakfast 4 days.
♦ Transport to the Natural Park “La Arboleda”.
♦ Entrance to the Natural Park “La Arboleda” and “Bellamar Caves”.
♦ Any consumption (up to 4 CUC) at the “Arboleda Park”.
♦ Car to the night club to enjoy a Cuban night.
♦ Welcome's cocktail.
Not included in the price:
♦ Other transfers.
♦ Other meals.
♦ Horse trip around “Bellamar Caves”.
♦ Cuban typical cocktails.
♦ Travel insurance.(Required).
♦ Gratuities (Tip).
♦ International flight.
If you would like to book this short program just have to click here
For this Short Program we also offer the following excursions as extra option:
Relax in Varadero Beach
♦ Price: €30 per person, minimum 2 persons.
♦ Including: Transport in a classic oldtimer.
You will spend all day enjoying the shimmery white sand, a fresh tropical breeze and quiet and transparent warm waters of the Caribe, in which you could walk several meters away from the coast without the water covering you completely.
If you want to add any of these excursions to your short programs please mention it on the contact form.