Villa Rio y Mar Reviews
March 28 2014
I stayed here at: 03/25/2013
I made a reservation at: The casa directly
Villa Rio y Mar
My review: Great casa with good vib and energy.
July 24 2013
I stayed here at: 04/01/2013
Villa Rio y Mar, La Boca, Cuba
My review: This casa particular is situated next to the river which flows into the sea at La Boca. One of the neighbouring building forms the local fishing cooperative - hence: there is a high probability of fresh fish (on explicit demand).
AND: if you have got to direct a taxi driver: tell him: next the 'Cooperativa de Pescadores'.
The place is a bit away from main street, so it's pretty quiet concerning traffic noise. The two hosts Nestor & Odalys (?) are cheerful folks that will happily feast & fatten you on breakfast, lunch and dinner, if possible. The more you order, the more liked you will be.
Beer, water & soft drinks will gladly be provided. If demanded, there will be arranged for a rental bike - don't expect racing bikes.
We don't know if one of them really speaks English, but Nestor seems to be a seasoned traveller. Allegedly he spent some time in Cold War Europe.
Casa specifics: Quiet, Fantastic hosts, Cozy, No frills, Beautiful, Garden, Pets in the house
Amenities: TV, Airconditioning, Private bathroom, Laundry service, Breakfast service, Dinner service, Bathroom with shower
How was your room?: Rooms are Cuban Casa Particular standard. A/C. Private Bathrooms. No frills.
How was the food they offer?: Odalys is not Cuba's worst chef at all. Not at all. As we could eye-witness, preparing the meals seems to be more of a family event.
Summary: Ask for FRESH fish, unless u are willing to accept the Cuban average deep-frozen fare at the same rate. It's only a few steps for Odalys to walk, but she seems to be a bit unwilling to fetch fresh merchandise instead.
Other comments: We spent five nights at this place. Our longest stay at one casa particular. Cause we simply liked the place so much
Name: Lynda Goddard
Casa Villa Rio y Mar
We really are made to feel at home and comfortable in this cuban home. Also, if they are full they will help you find another casa in the barrio.