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Hotel Batey Don Pedro , Jaguey Grande, Matanzas, Cuba
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About Hotel Horizontes Batey Don Pedro
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Hotel Horizontes Batey Don Pedro is located in natural setting on Peninsula de Zapata - one of the most important ecosystems in Cuba and the largest swamp reserve in the Caribbean. Hotel is near Las Salinas and Hatiguanico where you can see more then 65 species of migratory, endemic and native birds and is ideal place for resting, bird watching and fishing.

There are 12 wooden cabanas built to resemble typical farm house in the area. From the hotel you can hire bicycles, go for horse back riding and enjoy a meal at the restaurant. The region's landscape and attractive countryside-style cabins turn Batey Don Pedro into ideal place for leisure.

While you are in the area you can visit Guama (a restored Taino Indian village on Laguna del Tesoro), crocodile-breeding centre and Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) Museum.
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Ecological excursions programme
Fishing
International cuisine
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Restaurant
Safety - front desk safe deposit box
Telephone - national & international calls
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Details of Standard Room  
Batey don Pedro has 12 wooden cabanas, each with private bathroom, mini-bar & satellite TV. These are rather basic & have a very rustic feel but are spacious & clean. All have a porch & rocking chairs which are the ideal way to kick back in the shade, watching country scenes that haven’t changed in decades. Accommodation is on a bed & breakfast basis & the cabanas are mainly for 2, though the larger ones accommodate 4 people.
© 2014 Nigel Hunt
Guide to Jaguey Grande
Jaguey Grande is at the gateway to the Zapata Peninsula, Guama, Playa Larga, Bay of Pigs and Playa Giron. 2007 was Jagüey Grande's 150th anniversary of it's foundation.

Jagüey Grande is surrounded by 40,000 hectares of citrus trees. The mostly oranges and grapefruits are processed at the modern “Heroes of Giron” plant and accounts for 60 percent of national production. The citrus fruit are used to produce concentrate, juices, mash, beverages and essences which are exported, or bottled at the next door factory Rio Zaza and distributed under the Tropical Island brand.

In the neighborhood of Jaguey Grande is a big sugar mill. From here Fidel Castro took control of the counterattack against the invasion in the Bay of Pigs (Bahia de Cochinos). The airstrip at Jagüey Grande was seized, but when the first invaders B-26 came in to land, it hit ridges of sand that had drifted across the runway, and crashed. Paratroopers that dropped inland were wiped out, and the invaders from the beach never reached Jagüey Grande. There is a little museum of Fidel Castro's office in the sugar mill, and in Havana in front of the Museo de la Revolucion is the Sau-100 tank used by Fidel Castro during the invasion.
UK Sales :: Audrey :: +44 20 7498 8555 or 0800 298 9555
USA & Canada Sales :: Jeffery or Bastien :: Toll Free 888 361 9555
Havana Tourist Center :: Idelsis :: +53 7 863 9555
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