Hostal El OcasoYour Casa in La Boca
Oceanfront Comfort at Hostal El Ocaso
9 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
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Our beautiful house is across the street from La Boca beach, minutes to famous Ancon Beach and 5 km drive to the must-see Colonial City,Trinidad. My name is Alina and Rolando is my husband. We put a lot of effort into building our Casa to a higher standard for those that are looking for a posh accomodation in La Boca. You will enjoy your tasty meals, the ocean and sunsets from your private terrace. Come visit us, Hostal Ocaso will be a highlight of your stay in Cuba.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds

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Welcome to La Boca Beach Village!

A small seaside village conveniently located only 5 km from lively Trinidad and 7km to World famous Ancon Beach, here's La Boca.

La Boca Beach village boasts a beach — La Playita —, a small restaurant and bar, two paladares, a small grocery store (in pesos only), and the fishing boats anchored on the river. Most of all, the scenic Escambray mountains in the background and sea for miles of water to see.

La Boca's little beach is at the mouth of the Guaurabo river, where the fishing boats are parked; it’s almost in its original state and it constantly changes with the tides and the water coming from the river. Some describe La Playita as a little “pebbly” but with its many coves and tranquil waters, it offers great snorkeling and consistently delivers gobsmacking sunsets. Do not miss it! The nearest gold sand beaches are Maria Aguilar, Piscina Natural, and famous Ancon Beach.

Getting Around
• For airport transfers and to arrange reliable transportation in Cuba, we recommend ViaHero. Search for ViaHero online, click on the Contact Us tab and let Greg know Tanya from GAO referred you for a 5% discount.
• Rent a bike to ride to Playa Aguilar or further Playa Ancon (seaside flat easy road but without shade) or all the way to Trinidad (gradual, gentle uphill to go; easy going down to return);
• By taxi to/from Trinidad or Playa Ancon: 5CUC

PLEASE READ:

-You MUST print your travel itinerary. Here you will find the Casa's address, host’s contact information, and the reservation number. Present this to the host upon arrival. If you have any issues while in Cuba like you will be doing a late check in or can’t find the property, please contact the host directly to the phone numbers provided in the travel itinerary.

-Please note that the descriptive title on the listing may not be the exact name of the property. Please make sure to take with you the Casa's name, address and telephone number provided in the travel itinerary.

-If this is your first trip to Cuba then please be aware Cuban homes on average are very modest compared to homes and standards of living/comforts in the 1st world countries.

- There are refrigerators available for your use. For an additional fee, we offer bottled water, beer, sodas, cocktails, breakfast, lunch, dinner, laundry, and other services. Just place your request and we will try to accommodate as much as there is availability. Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian menu is available.

-Do you need help arranging transportation or planning the rest of your trip? ViaHero uses locals to arrange and plan your trip. Use discount code GAOFIVE for a 5% discount.

- Calling a cab for you is a courtesy offered to you by your host. Hosts are glad to assist you but are not responsible for any transportation issues.

-Internet is only available in designated wifi spots throughout the island. The nearest wifi to La Boca is in Trinidad. You will need to purchase a $2 ETECSA card that will allow 1 hour of connection.

-The government of Cuba requires licensed guesthouses to record their guest's passport info, along with arrival and departure dates, and report it to the local immigration offices within 12hrs of their guest's arrivals and pay the required fees. So upon your arrival please present your passports to the host so they can create a log. This is the law and is normal for ALL licensed guesthouses in Cuba.

Thanks for booking with us and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or requests prior to your arrival.

Tanya E.
GÂO Turismo


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Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
August 2017
Just perfect- the real Cuba - la vida puts. Rolando y Alina are more than great hosts, 5star cooks and authentic guides - they make you feel like family. Everyone was sad when we had to leave after 8 days- yes take your time there is a lot to do, experience and explore!
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Hello Robert, After 8 days we missed you soooo much! We had a great time hosting you and appreciate all of you. You are welcome back anytime, we hope soon! Tanya E.
August 2017

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Great house! Loved the view from our upper patio looking out onto the ocean. Short drive to Playa Ancon (~7 minutes), Playa Maria Aguilara (~3 minutes) or into Trinidad (~10 minutes). Food was amazing at the house, both breakfasts and dinners. Host family was very warm and friendly, eager to help us line up a guide for the city tour etc. Even jumped in the car to navigate to closest gas station when we returned one evening on fumes. Highly recommend.
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Hello Jeff, Yes, Alina and her family are amazing and the cooking is sooo good! We hope your stay was all you were expecting and more. Looking forward to host you again if you ever return to Cuba. Tanya E.
August 2017

Cosima User Profile
July 2017
Alina and her family was welcoming and ready to help us with anything to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Nevertheless, this hostel offers rooms for guests with a beautiful terrace, however as described "At Hostal Ocaso you will have complete domain of the main house" is misleading. The guests only have access to their rooms and not the house ( all rooms have independent entrances), so no kitchen or living room access is available. The closest beach within walking distance is not recommend for tourists to swim in. But there are several other ones that are beautiful, which can be reached by bike or with a taxi. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable with Air-conditioning and en-suits.
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Hello Cosima, We are glad you had a great time at El Ocaso. Please be advised that a kitchen is not advertised anywhere in this listing and the dining room and living areas downstairs are open to all guests. When we write "you will have complete domain of the house" means that you will not be sharing with other travelers. In Cuba's "Casas particulares", there is always a host in the Casa. Alina enjoyed hosting you and we look forward to your visit in the near future. Tanya E.
July 2017

Whitney User Profile
July 2017
This home was lovely and wonderful respite in the Boca area. We recommend a stay here, and our charming host was extremely hospitable and available to answer any questions we had (if you speak Spanish). Her cooking is fantastic too!
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Hello Whitney, Thanks for booking with us! We are glad you enjoyed your time in La Boca. Alina is an outstanding host and their casa is a little piece of paradise. Come again! Tanya E.
July 2017

Charles User Profile
June 2017
Great location between Trinidad and Playa Ancon. Wonderful food (breakfast, and dinner with lobster and whole fish with tasty sauces) and very warm and accommodating hosts.
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Thanks, Charles! Come back to see us soon. Tanya E
June 2017

Danila User Profile
June 2017
This place is beautiful! Its about 10-15 minutes outside Trinidad and slightly off of the beaten path but well worth it! The house is beautiful and surrounded with flowers and thick, green grass. There are rooms both down stairs and upstairs. The upstairs terrace has a view of the ocean. It was lovely to sit and enjoy the breezy evenings. The rooms were spacious, charming and very clean. Each room had a refrigerator, air conditioning and a bathroom. I was very happy and felt very comfortable. Our host was very warm and always greeted us with a smile and open arms. We had to leave very early one morning so Tanya woke up early, packed us some fruit and pastries to go and sent us off with a smile. I definitely recommend staying here!

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Very nice place, bike ride to the hotel beaches was easily doable. Trinidad was rough. The casa came with every service you could think of (meals,bikes,wash) no wifi though. The host we're very nice and helpful, would most likely stay here again.
Tanya E User Profile
Response from Tanya E:
Hello Michael, Thanks for booking with us-- Trinidad can be a bit "pushy", but it has lots of charm and culture to make up for it. Hopefully next time you come visit us there will be wifi in Cuba! Tanya E.
May 2017

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Thanks for booking with us!

***Our portfolio keeps expanding!!*** Ask us about our new properties in: Old Habana, Hemingway Marina (Habana), Playas del Este (Habana), Viñales, Playa Giron, Trinidad, La Boca (Trinidad), Casilda (Trinidad), Sancti Spiritus, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara.

Hello, my name is Tanya E. and I am a Rentalprenuer and CEO at GAO Cyber Concierge. "Gao" is Cuban slang for "house" or "Casa". At GAO we manage the listings of Casas Particulares in Cuba and we personally meet the hosts and inspect the Casas to ensure they are up to our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

We are working hard to confirm your reservation request in less than 24 hours or less. Please email me and let me know the dates you are coming and if you have any questions about the space, the hosts, locations, where to go, airport transfers, tours, etc. I will make sure to make the information available to you.

Please take a look at our properties and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for booking with us!

See you in beautiful Cuba!

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