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Embalse Hanabanilla

Between Trinidad and Santa Clara, Trinidad, Cuba
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Beautiful, Raw Nature

Hanabanilla is a beautiful, untouched paradise. It is about an hour drive from Santa clara. The... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Taina in Charleston, SC
via mobile
the highest natural water reservoir in Cuba

this is the highest natural water reservoir in Cuba, near have an hotel with swimming pool. Also... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Rodney R
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  • Very good49%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
14 Feb 2017
“Beautiful, Raw Nature”
20 Jun 2016
“the highest natural water reservoir in Cuba”
Between Trinidad and Santa Clara, Trinidad, Cuba
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Hanabanilla is a beautiful, untouched paradise. It is about an hour drive from Santa clara. The little boats are usually waiting on the shore. The water of the lake is crystal clear, fresh and invigorating. I couldn't help to strip off my clothes and jump...More

Thank Ivannka
Reviewed 20 June 2016

this is the highest natural water reservoir in Cuba, near have an hotel with swimming pool. Also you can fish there.

Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 8 May 2016

getting there from Trinidad is a beautiful but challenging drive. the view is amazing. we took a boat trip from the near by village, it was nice. the hotel was not great, but not too bad.

Thank Alon f
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Arriving at night the supper was clearly the lunches left overs reheated. The breakfast was even worst. My friend ate a tiny piece of a stale biscotti piece and was sick for a couple of days with stomach cramps and diarrhea. The rest of the...More

Thank Farmazone
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We were here for 1 night as part of a travelling group. Overall we enjoyed our stay and loved the pool area. The meals were good too. The only negative is that we didn't have any hot water for a shower, actually our whole wing...More

Thank Ojibway-Girl
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This place is amazing. We were here a few years back and camped on the grounds of a local house. The hotel is dated but the bar is nicely stocked and prices are not outrageous. Nice ferry ride to Rio Negro where there is a...More

Thank Cubanito229
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Embalse Hanabanilla is a huge lake between the mountains in the Escambray. It measure up to 600 meters depth. You can make a boat trip on the lake, the lake is a natural habitat of sweet water turtles and you will see them drying in...More

2  Thank George3105
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Worth looking at if you were driving between Trinidad and Santa Clara as we were to see the Che memorial - otherwise not worth a special trip. The drive itself over the mountains is beautiful and there are spots where you can look right across...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Great nature! I went there with a guide and a driver. They know where to go and how to drive. Roads are steep and bad, you need 4 wheel drive and experience. Had dinner at a fisherman's place, never ever had better fish in my...More

1  Thank Diana Z
Reviewed 14 June 2012

It's a beautiful lake and tou can eat at home with the Cubans if you like

1  Thank 161Gerry161
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