The rich historical traditions, the fascinating contrast of its landscapes combining
sea, mountains and fertile planes and its prodigal nature are some of the biggest
attractions in the Province of Granma, an extensive plane divided into two by the
mountains of La Sierra Maestra. Manzanillo de Cuba is a leading port city in eastern
Cuba on the Gulf of Guanacayabo of the Caribbean Sea, close to the delta of the
Cauto River. It is a commercial center and the exportation point for the agricultural
produce such as sugarcane, rice, tobacco of the Cauto plain. The city was founded
in 1784 and was long a smuggling center involving British merchants from Jamaica.
An attack by Great Britain on Manzanillo de Cuba in 1792 destroyed numerous Spanish
ships in the harbor and led to the fortification of the city.
There are many adventures awaiting everyone making this an exciting and interesting
destination. The area offers a lot of different activities such as scuba diving
and snorkeling at the coral reef, fishing, water sports and exploring nearby cays.
In the great National Park of Sierra Maestra (527 000 hectares) you can visit the
main tourism area of Granma: Marea del Portillo, a beach of quiet and clean waters,
enjoy hiking and Jeep safaris through the mountains where you can admire the towering
peaks, valleys, rivers, and virgin forests.
Language spoken in Manzanillo de Cuba Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Manzanillo de Cuba
The Cuban Convertible Peso is the local currency, although Canadian dollars are
recommended. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all
will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards
are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are
not commonly accepted. ATM's are not available in Cuba.
Voltage in Manzanillo de Cuba
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very
limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.) Vacation packing checklist Click
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Mandatory Check-in of Mobility Aids Many countries, including Cuba, require that any mobility device (wheelchair, scooter, walker etc.) be screened and x-rayed prior to being loaded onto the return flight. Therefore, passengers are not permitted by the Airport Authority to 'gate-check' their devices. The Airport Authority will provide wheelchairs for passenger's use while in the airport at the check-in counter.
While on vacation in Manzanillo de Cuba
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Manzanillo
de Cuba to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Resort Check-in Information
Please have your Sunwing hotel voucher ready for check-in at the hotel's reception.
Based upon your arrival and check-in time, it is possible that your room may not
be ready. Pack your bathing suit, shorts and sunscreen in your carry-on so that
you can enjoy the facilities until your room is available.
Our welcome briefing provides valuable information on Manzanillo de Cuba, your hotel
services, money exchange, shopping, and excursions. We will also inform you about
the departure procedure and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to attend
Help in Destination
Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in Manzanillo de Cuba
should you require assistance. Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards
or binders located in your hotel for a schedule of when your Sunwing destination
representative is available.
It is recommended that you drink bottled water while in Manzanillo de Cuba. Most
hotels offer bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's
shop and in grocery stores. The ice and drinking water served in the hotels are
generally made from purified water.
Long Distance Calls
Long distance telephone charges in Manzanillo de Cuba can be quite expensive. It
is recommended to make a collect call or use your calling card. Service charges
may apply when calling from your hotel room.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Please use your safety deposit box for all your valuables, cash and travel documents.
Some hotels in Manzanillo de Cuba provide safety deposit boxes free of charge while
others may require a nominal fee. You will be required to pay a penalty fee if you
lose the key.
Traveling to foreign destinations can be very exhilarating. Tourists must be aware
that potential problems and risks to your personal safety could exist anywhere.
Please use the same personal safety precautions and common sense on your vacation
that you would at home e.g. apply sunscreen frequently, do not swim alone and do
not display cash. Avoid venturing out alone and beware of dark or isolated areas.
Taxes and Tipping
Generally, taxes are automatically added to purchases. The tipping percentage is
similar to that at home. If you receive good service, please express your gratitude
and offer a tip.
Your Flight Home
Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders located in your
hotel to reconfirm your flight from Manzanillo de Cuba and its departure time. As
a friendly reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication,
or any articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage.
Seat selection is on a first come, first serve basis at the airport, unless previously
booked and paid for prior to your departure.
Documents needed to visit Manzanillo de Cuba Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport Canadian Citizens please click here Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Cuba consulate
or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.