Villa Paradiso

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Villa Paradiso opens its doors to travellers looking for a wonderful vacation in the Baracoa region, staying at a cozy & welcoming home on a little hill kissed by the sea breeze and with an amazing view of the Miel Bay ("Honey Bay", the bay in Baracoa where the Miel/Honey river meets the sea). The house is only 6 blocks from Baracoa's vibrant downtown - yet up on the hill there's a relaxed countryside vibe. We have three bedrooms (different sizes & capacity 2 to 4 people) with private bathroom, air conditioning & fan, direct access to a terrace or balcony and to the rocks & plants garden (including 15 varieties of ferns from the region), all of it with a view of town and the sea that many locals consider to be among the best in Baracoa - take a look at the pictures! Your main host, Manuel de Jesús, is a former professor at Universidad de Oriente's Agricultural Sciences Department, where he lead the evaluation of education quality. His life partner, Roberto, works in the field of social justice and divides his time between Canada and Cuba. Both will be delighted to welcome you, offer you information about the region and suggestions/recommendations so you can make the most of your stay, whether you like Cuban cultural life, unblemished natural parks, beaches, rivers, hiking, cycling - or a mix of all them! We also offer breakfast and dinner upon request - traditional and creative Baracoan & Eastern Cuban cuisine, with options both for those who eat meat/seafood and those who are vegetarian or vegan. Tell us what you'd like! We welcome LGBTQI travellers! Please note: we have a small Havanese dog and a cat. We look forward to seeing you in Baracoa soon!
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JanetKat wrote a review Dec 2020
Toronto, Canada124 contributions138 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Paradiso offers the kind of curated local Cuban experience that travellers search for. Our host Roberto is a bird watcher, speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, and is appreciative and deeply respectful of Cubans. Manuel, his partner, is a Cuban agricultural specialist, who renovated their casa beautifully and is a really lovely person. Gladys keeps the house organized, warms up everything with her beautiful smile and her gardening skills, and she is learning English and French. The house is on a hill overlooking the town with spectacular sea views, breezy and open plan. The guest rooms are on the second floor, with views, and french doors, fans and curtains so you never feel shut in, but you can always enjoy your privacy. Each bedroom hs its own bathroom. There is a shared terrace with a beautiful view. Breakfast is fresh fruit, Manuel's special fruit smoothy, bread, butter, cheese, ham and jam, with coffee or tea. The internet works just fine. But the even bigger plus is that Roberto will help you work out your travel itinerary with restaurant suggestions, hikes, beaches, cacao, bee and organic farms to visit, and even bird watching excursions. The price of the rooms is very, very good value for money.

Baracoa also offers great music and dancing at the Casa de Trova. Baracoa has many beaches, mountains, waterfalls and rivers to explore. We have visited most of Cuba and we recommend Baracoa. We have met so many lovely people here, we are planning to make it part of our annual retirement plan.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Villa Paradiso, General Manager at Villa Paradiso
Responded Dec 3, 2020
Thank you so much JanetKat for your detailed, lovely review after your second stay with us. We were delighted to have you again here! We appreciate a lot the way you convey Baracoa as a unique, not-to-be-missed destination in Cuba, with its beautiful nature and people. Here's wishing you all the best for the year 2021! Manuel and Roberto (and Gladys too!)
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Julia wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A true gem! Villa Paradiso is as beautiful (or even more beautiful than) in the pictures. The rooms are cozy and spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. The villa is a little bit uphill, so you have amazing sea views from your room and the shared terrace. On the terrace you find comfy lounge chairs to relax, and breakfast is served here. Breakfast is delicious, with fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit, bread, cheese, eggs, local honey and homemade jam. Together with the sea views, a perfect start of the day! To make it even better, we could see the sunrise from our bed. An unforgettable experience. The hosts Roberto and Manuel are super friendly and welcoming, and made us feel at home. Roberto was always ready to help us with useful tips for day trips and restaurants and really helped us make the very best of our stay in Baracoa. Their housekeeper Glance is the most lovely person, always helpful and kind and smiling. I couldn't think of any ways how they could have provided us with a better experience. We could only stay for four days, because they were booked out. We really would have loved to stay longer here. If I return to Cuba I will definitely come back to Villa Paradiso. Even stronger, I would consider returning to Cuba just so I could stay again at Villa Paradiso. :)
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Villa P, Manager at Villa Paradiso
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Thanks so much, Julia – we're super happy that you had a good time staying with us! We were more than glad to offer you the best of our hospitality. If you return to Cuba, it will be a great pleasure to welcome you at Villa Paradiso again! Manuel & Roberto
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Elizabeth L wrote a review Mar 2022
Nanaimo, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Roberto and Manuel (with help from Gladys, the cleaning lady, and Donnie the four legged, tail wagging welcome committee) were incredibly warm and helpful hosts. Their meals are excellent, the view from Villa Paradiso overlooking the town, the ocean and the mountains is superb. Roberto gave me names and addresses of local painters, suggestions of how to spend my days, organized taxi rides and tour guides, and was completely understanding when I had to leave earlier than planned due to the heavy rains. Roberto went over and above the role of the host by facilitating the purchase of a painting. We had interesting conversations about politics, Cuba, refugees. This is a man who cares deeply about the wellness and happiness of all people, especially his guests and those less fortunate. The frogs sang dramatic love songs at night, answered by the roosters, so I would suggest having a pair of ear plugs and a sense of humour on hand. After all, frogs, roosters and a deluge of rain all make for good travel stories, as do amazing hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Discuss with Roberto which room would best serve your needs.
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Response from Villa Paradiso, Director General at Villa Paradiso
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Thanks so much, Elizabeth, for your kind lines about Villa Paradiso. We were delighted to have you here for a few days and to offer you the best of our hospitality. We enjoyed the deep, caring conversations with you about a range of different topics – it's all about our shared humanity! Thanks for having come to Baracoa and for having chosen us – we'll keep lovely memories from your visit! Manuel & Roberto (and Gladys – and Donnie too!)
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Carly C wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you to Roberto and Manuel for another amazing stay. We loved Villa Paradiso so much we came back. The views from this casa are the best in town. These guys will help with anything you need for your stay and help you make the most of exploring the incredible things Baracoa has to offer. Cannot recommend more highly. Clean, excellent food, excellent all around!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Villa P, Gerente at Villa Paradiso
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Thank you, Carly – it was great to have you visit us again and we're super glad that you enjoyed your second stay at our place! We were delighted with your presence here! All the best from Baracoa, Manuel & Roberto
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WestBenderTO wrote a review Dec 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Manuel and Roberto are the hosts of Villa Paradiso. Together with Gladys, they will make your visit memorable. The house itself is beautiful, the rooms are very nicely decorated, clean, and well equipped (small fridge). Breakfasts are delicious and plentiful. If you arrange for dinner, you will not be disappointed. Best of all, Roberto and Manuel can help to organize excursions - arranging for a taxi if you need one, or a bike rental. And if you want a guide to help you get much more out of a trip to El Yunke or other nearby national parks, they can draw on a network of extremely knowledgeable and very nice specialists who can show you local flora and fauna. Thanks to Manuel and Roberto we enjoyed visits to El Yunke and the Duara river, the area near Yumuri (the park was closed due to COVID), and the park near Playa Blanca. We also visited a cacao plantation, and a Tato's restaurant at el Manglito beach. They also recommended restaurants in Baracoa. A few of these were run by creative and excellent chefs. It was our first trip to Cuba; we learned a lot about Baracoa and the country from our hosts. We loved our stay and hope to return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Villa Paradiso, Director General at Villa Paradiso
Responded Dec 18, 2021
Thanks so much for your kind review! We're super happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and your explorations of the Baracoa region. We were delighted to have you at our place and we too hope to see you again in the future! May we take the opportunity to wish you all the best in life in 2022! Manuel & Roberto
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Paul B wrote a review Apr 19
Saint-Armand, Canada4 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s all in the title, in other words: Go to Cuba, go to Baracoa, stay at the Villa Paradiso. The rest is legend. We were there in March2024 for 8 days after having been there in 2020…just before the pandemic. Its name is still true to its reality. Calm, comfort with lots of hot water! With nothing to do but relax and enjoy the view and the life around you on its wonderful terrace. Or, with lots to do in exploring this charming town, going on excursions close to it (up the Yunque, around Alejandro De Humboldt Park, up the Yumuri, Duaba or Toa rivers…). And the villa’s hosts, Roberto and Manuel (and their assistant Gladys) are what you call «  really nice people », attentive to your needs and comfort. Roberto (qui parle aussi un merveilleux français) can organize your stay with visits and excursions…or not if you just want to rest. Breakfasts at the Villa by Manuel and Gladys is tops and restaurants for other meals are numerous and food is fresh and good (but you might want to book/check ahead of time). And after your dinner, we suggest you go to the Casa de la Trova to listen to great live Cuban music and maybe let yourself go to dance the night away. Maybe it’s just me, but I believe that « dreams are made of this ». Merci à Roberto, merci à Manuel, merci à Gladys pour ce rêve devenu réalité. Hasta la próxima!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Write to the Villa to establish a contact and ask Roberto about transportation and excursions.
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Response from Villa Paradiso, General Manager at Villa Paradiso
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Thanks so much, Paul for such kind and positive feedback about your stay with us! It was such a pleasure to have you here again, after your first visit right before the pandemic! Your presence at our house was delightful again and we were super happy to be able to offer you a nice experience anew. We wish you the best in all your projects and, just like you, we say : ¡hasta la próxima! :-) Manuel & Roberto (and Gladys too)
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Sandy B wrote a review Jun 2023
Sarasota, Florida5 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Paradiso has the best views in Baracoa! I could have just relaxed on our large patio balcony and enjoyed the breeze... Since we arrived in the evening on our first night there, we were offered (in advance) a sit-down dinner on our patio. I'm so glad we accepted, because that dinner was one of the best I've ever had - anywhere! Manuel is an amazing cook. Roberto is a great host with lots of info, recommendations and a friendly, easy-going personality. Just loved it here!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Villa Paradiso, General Manager at Villa Paradiso
Responded Jun 22, 2023
Thanks so much for your kind review, Sandy! We're glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us – it was a pleasure to welcome you at Villa Paradiso and to offer you the best of our hospitality! :-) All the best from Baracoa, Manuel & Roberto
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bpillet wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful people, beautiful house, we had the most exquisite experience in Baracoa !
They're great hosts, always trying to find solutions to help you. Super kind, amazing food too and great room as well.
I recommend the room with the private balcony, with the beautiful view on the city :)
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Villa P, Manager at Villa Paradiso
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad to read you enjoyed your stay with us! May the new year bring lots of good reasons to smile with happiness! Manuel & Roberto
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pierre b wrote a review Apr 20
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
When i am remembering Baracoa, i see places, livelyhood, magnificient views warm and welcoming people.
Villa Paradiso sets in the center of it all.
Can’t recall having had such a significant and loving welcome making our stay so much pleasant and rich in experiences.
Roberto, Manuel and Gladys are the ones behind it all, there attentions and dedication putting us in such a delightfull environment. We are so greatful for the attention and love they filled us with. So precious !
A thousand thank you are just not enough since the exchange was far more greather.
With love .
Anne et Pierre
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thanks so much, Anne & Pierre ! We were just as charmed and delighted with your visit and the very nice moments we shared with you here at Villa Paradiso! Nothing makes us so happy as our guests' feeling that they had the best experience possible! Here's wishing you all the best and, if ever you return to Baracoa, you know how to find us! It will be a pleasure to welcome you again! Manuel & Roberto (and Gladys too)
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Ramona P wrote a review Feb 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay at Villa Paradiso was very lovely. Manuel and Roberto did everything in their power, that we had an awesome time in Baracoa. They organized taxis for trips, bikes and gave us the best tips for restaurants.
The room was clean and I really liked the decoration and art. The view from the balcony over Baracoa is worth the way to the Villa Paradiso.
We are definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring swim and hiking clothes. Baracoa is a great spot for both.
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Responded Mar 16, 2023
Thanks so much, Ramona, for your kind lines about Villa Paradiso. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit! :-) Manuel & Roberto
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Answer from Villa P
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Hi Tanya, Thanks for being in touch! Yes, we have a bedroom available for 4 nights from April 5th to April 9th (are those the right dates?). Please get in touch with us via email, going to our Facebook page (VillaParadisoBaracoa) and clicking on the "Send an email" button on the upper right area of the page. We will be able to send you details about our casa, rates, and more. We look forward to hosting you at Villa Paradiso!
Answer from Villa P
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Dear Paul, Sorry for the delay in responding. Access to the internet in Cuba is not as immediate/rapid as in other places. We do check our messages once a day :-) Yes, we are available for your intended dates. We would like to send you a PDF document with further information about us (including daily rates and other practical information). Is there an email address we can reach you at? You can visit our Facebook page and send us an email from there and we'll be able to take it from there! We look forward to welcoming you!
Answer from Villa P
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Dear Paul, Sorry for the delay in responding. Access to the internet in Cuba is not as immediate/rapid as in other places. We do check our messages once a day :-) Yes, we are available for your intended dates. We would like to send you a PDF document with further information about us (including daily rates and other practical information). Is there an email address we can reach you at? You can visit our Facebook page and send us an email from there and we'll be able to take it from there! We look forward to welcoming you!
Answer from Villa P
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Hi Daisy and friends, Thanks so much for being in touch! Could you please go to our website (villaparadisobaracoa . c o m) and fill our the booking form? We will look at our calendar and also to send you rates info. All the best from Baracoa, Manuel and Roberto
Answer from Villa P
31 contributions23 helpful votes
Bonjour Arlette et Philippe, Merci beaucoup de nous avoir contactés ! Nous serions enchantés de vous accueillir à Villa Paradiso ! Pourriez-vous, s'il vous plaît, nous écrire par mail afin qu'on puisse parler des détails pratiques ? (VillaParadisoBaracoa, sur gmail). Ou bien, via le formulaire de réservations sur notre site VillaParadisoBaracoa point c o m. Un grand merci encore et au plaisir d'avoir de vos nouvelles ! Manuel et Roberto
Paul B wrote a tip Apr 19
Saint-Armand, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Write to the Villa to establish a contact and ask Roberto about transportation and excursions. "
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mom2sonsinVA wrote a tip Jan 2024
Norfolk, Virginia323 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to arrange visits to the beautiful beaches. Enjoy fantastic seafood while you're there. Roberto will give you the best suggestions"
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Ramona P wrote a tip Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring swim and hiking clothes. Baracoa is a great spot for both."
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Elizabeth L wrote a tip Mar 2022
Nanaimo, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Discuss with Roberto which room would best serve your needs."
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Isabelle C wrote a tip Dec 2019
Aix-en-Provence, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"3 rooms , all have the same view"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Paradiso
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Paradiso?
Nearby attractions include Casa de la Trova (0.6 km), Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso (0.2 km), and Parque Independencia (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Paradiso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Paradiso?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Paradiso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baracoando, Restaurante Marco polo, and La Colonial.
Does Villa Paradiso have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Paradiso offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Paradiso have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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