Pipa (also known as Delsy) and Manuel rent two rooms in their upper level casa. The rooms have access to a back patio and rooftop terrace. We didn’t stay overnight at the casa but treated ourselves to a romantic dinner for two on the rooftop terrace. At our request, Pipa and a friend prepared a classic Baracoa style feast: Black bean soup, fish in coconut sauce, rice, plantain chips, salad, and for dessert, chocolate and strawberry ice cream accompanied by demitasses of coffee. Three people delivered the meal, so service was excellent. The cost for two, including two drinks and tip, was 24 CUCs. The Spanish-speaking family is friendly and flexible enough to accommodate same-day requests for a special dinner. Call in the morning or a day or two in advance if there’s anything in particular you’d like to order.
Pipa showed us one of her casa's bedrooms, which has a modern and well appointed ensuite. Everything looked clean and inviting.
Casa de Pipa y Manuel
Raul Cepero Bonilla No. 16 (alto) (upper floor)
Marti/Rodney Coutin, Baracoa, Cuba
Tel: (53) (21) 64 2177
Gracias Pipa y Manuel!
- Catherine and Colin
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