Fodor's Expert Review Batey de Don Pedro
Off Autopista Nacional at Km 142, Australia, , Matanzas Province, 43000, Cuba
Ten bohíos, simple, traditional cabins with thatch roofs, ceiling fans and private bathrooms are scattered around a field with a few shade trees. Five of the cabins have hot water and there are also two small, single rooms in the main building with air-conditioning. Most guests are up early since this is a good base camp for early-morning bird-watching or fishing expeditions in the nearby Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata. Guests can also rent bikes to explore the countryside. The Cuban home cooking in the on-site restaurant ($) is also a boon in these parts. The frituras de yuca (fried yucca), tasajo (shredded beef), and the mango sauce with cheese are classics.
- a unique lodging experience
- decent restaurant
- very basic
- hot water in only 5 cabins
- mosquitoes could be a problem at night because there are no mosquito nets