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  1. #11

    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Ha ha. I know what you mean😀
    By 5pm I'm quite happy to head back for pizzas and cold beer. Plus light levels are too low for sighting fish.
    The Torture brings back memories😀
    How was Cayo Margo. I am wondering how it compares to Cayo Cruz.

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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    yeah,
    I stayed at the old sugar plantation house in brasil.
    I was the only angler there for the week, and still managed a bar bill of about 160 cuc.
    spent every night talking to elian the barman and the chef who only had one meal to cook every night.
    that's probably how I spent so much....shall we have another round its only 10pm
    is the hotel next to the marina still not ready?
    fished cayo santa maria last month aswell as paredon.
    cayo santa maria. 10minutes in a taxi and your at the marina.
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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Struggling to see the images, ceramic. Brasil must have been interesting. Wish i could have stayed there. At least the hotel I stayed at in Coco was all inclusive...Bucanero on tap and a fridge stuffed with beer in the room. Discovered Daqueri for the first time😀
    Looking at the current stage of construction of the hotel, I would say late summer/Autumn next year is realistic. They are talking about opening a small section of the hotel for anglers to begin with. Even that would probably take until summer.
    How was Santa Maria. Is in not primarily a Tarpon venue? How was it(in absence of pics&#128512. Have you fished Cayo Largo? They reckon the bones are even bigger there than Romano/Cruz!

  4. #14

    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Brazil hotel was interesting...a lovely place apart from...

    Showers that electrocuted you and consistently terrible food. One year we had the same meat (?) three days running. After that we made the guides take lunch at a blue hole and we would catch a few snappers/grouper and take them back to the hotel and demand that they cooked us fresh fish.

    Bar was okay though and some of the night time visitors quite amusing.

    Then there was the hour long journey to the dock, complete with rickety bridges etc etc.

    The new hotel at Cayo Cruz will make life easy, but is sad to see for those of us who fished there prior to the start of the building works. It was a wilderness.

    I guess you call it progress and I do appreciate the Cuban need for foreign visitors.

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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Yep, progress on these cayo's does come slowly, but at a cost.
    I remember when there was only two hotels on guillermo!
    regards
    bert

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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Yes, a shame to see a wilderness being tamed. Some of the best flats we poled were in sight of the far away hotels under construction, a long distance from the marina. In a few years people will probably be walking the beach. The feeling of seclusion will have gone.
    Christ, the food at Brasil sounds even worse than the Mojito! At least the **** grub will keep the yanks awY😀

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    True! I'm glad I had the chance to appreciate the area before it gets completely developed. Couldn't believe how many hotels are under construction. I wonder how Avalon will patrol all those miles of beach!

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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    They cant fill the hotels that are there just now.The new one next to the melia cayo coco is getting bad reports already. The cuban workers in the hotels are superb mostly, its just a shame they dont have or dont get the resources from the government to make these places special.
    What country do you go to that doesnt have pepper or tomatoes ? They struggle to get them in the melia cayo coco anyway .Look at every hotel on trip advisor in the cayos and most say food is OKAY or terrible ,to me thats not good enough when your trying to promote a place. Even if you look around outside the melia cayo coco and its rated the best around its like a dump in places .The tryp hotel for instance next door almost, shut down eyesore.The melia cayo guillermo taken off thomas cooks list its that bad ,anglers used to flock to it.The new hotel at cayo romano the Arabs are building is right in amongst the mangroves near the harbour Dunni and co use, err Mosquito city springs to mind ,have you ever been at the jetty on a calm day with dunni just along from it ,my god its horrendous the taxi driver wont even open the door lol and they've dropped a hotel in it surrounded for miles by mosquito infested mangroves.
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    Default Re: Cayo Coco - Cayo Cruz Report November 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by rookstorm View Post
    They cant fill the hotels that are there just now.The new one next to the melia cayo coco is getting bad reports already. The cuban workers in the hotels are superb mostly, its just a shame they dont have or dont get the resources from the government to make these places special.
    What country do you go to that doesnt have pepper or tomatoes ? They struggle to get them in the melia cayo coco anyway .Look at every hotel on trip advisor in the cayos and most say food is OKAY or terrible ,to me thats not good enough when your trying to promote a place. Even if you look around outside the melia cayo coco and its rated the best around its like a dump in places .The tryp hotel for instance next door almost, shut down eyesore.The melia cayo guillermo taken off thomas cooks list its that bad ,anglers used to flock to it.The new hotel at cayo romano the Arabs are building is right in amongst the mangroves near the harbour Dunni and co use, err Mosquito city springs to mind ,have you ever been at the jetty on a calm day with dunni just along from it ,my god its horrendous the taxi driver wont even open the door lol and they've dropped a hotel in it surrounded for miles by mosquito infested mangroves.
    Yep, lack of forward planning regards the mossies. They will probably annihilate everything in a one mile radius with insecticide!
    Tomatoes and peppers!...I was dreaming about them at night. The Cuban climate would be perfect for growing just about anything too. I must admit that I ate pizza made in front of me at the pool bar each night. No tomatoes or peppers unfortunately but it tasted good. Unlike the buffet grub which I sampled one evening. I'll eat practically anything but one visit was enough. It's a shame really, the staff can only work with what they are given. The beer(Bucanero)and rum were first class though and contained some calories.
    No doubt once Cayo Cruz has been developed it will be a case of New Hotels, same old grub.

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