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Brisas Covarrubias

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba. 

Overview
This charming hotel is a great price for quality value, an ideal choice for a relaxing family vacation. It offers guests a peaceful environment and spacious accommodations.
 
Location: Directly on Playa Covarrubias, 40 minutes from the town of Puerto Padre, 90 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Wayfarer115 : Ottawa, Canada
friendly staff, good food, Cuban rum & beer with a salsa beat

OK, just got back from a week (March Week so one of their busiest weeks) at this resort; flying from Montreal with Cubana on a Hola Sun package:Cubana Air – fast check-in at Doravl airport, as opposed to the huge lineup at the Air Transat counter; the 737 was pretty new and had more leg room than other economy charters. The return fligt was an A320, and again spaciously configured. Small sandwiches were served on both flights and they were fairly good by airline standards. Arrival at Holguin and processing through passport control was quick, less than 30 minutes; unlike busier airports such as Veradero. Bus ride to the resort was 2 hrs 10 minutes in a modern, air conditioned coach. Along the way, you get interesting views of different towns with small concrete houses to small wooden houses and the concrete apartment blocks from the Soviet era. There were glimpses of many farms from home gardens to large sugar cane plantations, beef feed lots to banana plantaions. On the roads, modern buses, trucks, motorcycles, American cars from the 50s with adapted engines and chasis were mixed-in with tractors, ox carts, horse-drawn carriages, horses, bicycles, peddle carts; all helping people and farm produce to get around. There were also roadside stalls selling farm produce, pizzas, juices, and snack bars where people socialized on their way home. Overall, the countryside from Holguin to the resort is quite flat, although you can see the mountains in the distance part of the way. After passing thru Puerto Padre, a city of 35K population, you pass a police checkpoint controlling access on the road to the resort, then it is just 25 minutes and the resort emerges out of the mangrove lowlands.The resort – just some highlights: the food was good, not merely OK but truly good for both quality and variety, with some dishes bordering on very good. The menu during the week included fresh shrimps, roast lamb, roast turkey, beef pot roast, roast pork with amazing crackling, and fried fresh red snapper. They even had conch in their seafood stew! I am sad that we missed the spit roasted pig which smelled heavenly. That said, it's a buffet so you have to choose wisely, not everything is cooked to ones taste 100% of the time ! Now the house wine, it is horrid (like most all inclusives), so either bring your own or buy the bottles on offer; or drink the beer which is very good. The capaccinos – what a great way to start the morning, and top off a dinner. The Ranchon bar/restaurant, the 2nd and 3rd floors are very pleasant when it is really windy.The staff were accommodating and helpful as noted in many other reviews. William, the porter, looked sporty in the pair of New Balance runners he received from a guest. Without exception, all the other staff were appreciative of tips and gifts received from guests. It is amazing to think that what we spend for coffee and a muffin at Starbucks or Tim Hortons everyday is a substantial amount which can make a meaningful difference to their everyday living.Evening entertainment – local bands played every night showcasing contempary as well as traditional Cuban music; some good talent on show.The guests – many are return visitors which speaks well for the resort.Watersports – very good snorkelling especially on the outer reef where you can see lobsters and a wide variety of fish but you should be a very strong swimmer to go out that far or take a dive trip from the watersport center; both hobie cats and paddle boats are in good shape; they also have 2 tempermental motor boats and a sit-on-top paddleboard but no kayaks. There are at least 4 bicycles available for use.Overall, an excellent, economical vacation at a resort with friendly staff, good food, Cuban rum & beer accompanied with a salsa beat. Yes, the weather could have been better, and if the plane for our return flight could have staying broken down for a few more days leaving us at the resort, it would have been perfect !

  • lastross : Chestermere, Canada
What a wonderful place.

This was our first time in Cuba not knowing what to expect. The Brisas Covarrubias made our stay a memorable one, from the staff ,to the beach, to the a a la carte. The Brisas staff made it a great experience. Brisas although a little out of the way is a great place just to unwind, and take it easy.

  • rickmoross : Chestermere, Canada
Vacation Destination extraordinaire

A secluded oasis, beautiful beaches, peaceful location, filled with love! Beautiful beaches, good food amazing people, make the ride from the airport worthwhile. The rooms are a bit dated, but the five star staff make all else pale! Best vacation ever, made possible by the fantastic people who work there. Felt like we were leaving family, will be back 💕

  • Linmj : Hampton, Canada
two week vacacation

just arrived back home (to a snow storm haha) from our two week vacation at Brisas Covarrubias hotel, in Cuba. Such a nice place. Beach is lovely, food was really good, rooms nice, clean and everything was close at hand. This resort is a sort of out of the way place, two hours from Holguin airport, but certainly worth the ride and tranquility. Good resort for adults as well as families. of course like many places in Cuba I have been the swimming is great for both adults and kids alike. Very shallow for the kids and the beach of course is magnificient. Nightly entertainment certainly is not like at some of your large resorts, but not too bad. Actually some of it was really good, others, not so much. Guess it depends on what you are looking for. It is a small resort, only about 200 people. The staff is friendly and very approachable, The grounds are kept clean and well manicured. They do offer excursions but not as many as some of the other resorts, I think it may be because it is a bit out of the way, although we did go on one, which was excellent. There is lots of places to walk both on the beach and around the resort. All in all it was a super vacation as always when you go to Cuba/

  • anna k : toronto
Lovely stay, but hotel needs lots of improvements

It was our forth time in Cuba, and we just love coming to this truly beautiful country. We know what to expect and graciously accept what Cuba has to offer: gorgeous beaches, endless hospitality and its authentic harm. TRAVEL: went with Cubana Air. Planes are dated, smaller and not as clean as we wished it would be; on a positive note - on-board meal included. BUS RIDE TO THE HOTEL was 2,5 hours from the airport, which hugely add up to the overall travel time. CHECK-IN: Arrived around 7pm; fast check-in due to a small number of people that came with us (only about 10 people arrived). They ask for your booking confirmation print-out, so have it handy.ROOM: Room 3212 was wonderfully located - oceanfront on the ground floor, metres away from the beach and far enough from the pool area, so you don't hear the music from the pool or the beach bar. All plumbing in the bathroom worked well. Only concern - water in the shower was smelly and the shower itself was very dated - definitely needs remodelling and retiling.We had two twin beds; not supper comfortable, but good enough for a week. BUFFET: Breakfast and lunch were no problem to get in and grab a table. However, for dinner, it was just a mess. As it opens at 6:30pm, you HAVE TO BE THERE right on time, otherwise you will wait 15-20 minutes to get seated if you come at 7pm or later. Workers were a bit slow cleaning up tables. Through the glass we saw tables were available, but they were not letting anyone in for some reason. VERY SLOW DRINKS SERVICE> we had to always look for a waiter to order a beer/wine/water, as they just don't proactively come and ask you for it. Even though, we always leave a tip for them. FOOD: I personally LOVE CUBAN FOOD, and this time is was not a disappointment! Eggs, fresh salad, chicken and pork were outstanding. So were papaya and other available fruits. Ice-cream is to die for :) Fish and occasional shrimps were flavourless… Lobster Dinner is an extra 15 CU and I've heard they put HP Sauce on it…. No stomach issues or food concerns from us whatsoever. BEACH: Waters are normally calm in the morning, but it gets very windy in the afternoon, which makes it cold to get out of the water, and chilli to stay through the dusk. SNORKELLING was not the best, but we've seen some yellow tangs, muraena fish, flat fish, and all other typical fishes. Lots of dead corals and shells for some reason,,, very sad. Coral reef is presented by mostly live rocks (very close to shoreline), no soft corals. Lots of small rocks in the water, so you have to figure out a safe path to enter. Sand is nice, white and they try to keep it clean. Very few sea weeds. Beach-beds were very uncomfortable, a lot of them broken, so you feel your every bone. There is a nice wild beach about 1,5 miles away from the resort - could be a nice change of scenery, if you make it out there. NO BEACH SERVICE. Having it could be a huge improvement to the overall experience. There is a beach bar, which serves drinks and has a sandwich kiosk. BUGS/MOSQUITOS: we are still scratching… Lots and lots of mosquitos in the evening. Make sure to take long pants and lots of bug spray/ afterbite/ polysporine.Our first few nights at the resort were just freezing due to strong winds, which on the other side kept mosquitos away. But it got so much nicer as the weather changed to a better side. DRINKS: Mostly local liquor. Unless you specifically ask for Havana Club. No Mohito at the beach bar and poor Pina Colada (made with some powdered juice instead of fresh pineapple). Overall drinks quality was lower than average. For better drinks you have to go to a CLUB BAR that opens at 6:30 pm - very cool place where you can write on the walls :) They make Mohito there, but they don't have any lime in it… Good Pina Colada here. This resort is popular with locals. Seems like they buy a Day Pass or something like that. This make it a bit noisy and loud. We weren't happy to see a few mature man travellers accompanied by very young local girls… Again, they come for a day or two. OVERALL: as days go by, you get used to small imperfections and enjoy things much more. We just tried to get the best out of everything, and just relaxed. Resort is very secluded and quite.Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but most likely won't come back, as we like to experience new area with our each travel to Cuba.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks and selected International drinks from 9am-11pm
  • Wine with meals
  • Selected non-motorized watersports (1 hour per day)
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving lesson at pool
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Beach volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Game room
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the Disco, drinks included from 11pm-2am
  • 180 rooms in 29 two-storey bungalows
  • 1 Buffet & 1 A la carte Restaurant
  • Snack Bar
  • Bars including a swim-up pool bar
  • Disco
  • 1 large free-form pool
  • Lounge chair and towels (beach/pool)
  • Non-motorized watersports (Snorkelling - fee)
  • Dive centre with equipment and certification programs
  • Tennis court
  • Boutique
  • Fitness facilities
  • Mud therapy (fee)
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Car and moped rentals
  • Internet access & fax services (fee)
  • Medical services available
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge (water only)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio (garden or ocean view)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Kids Deals - Separate child rooms are available for a max of 2 children 2-14 years traveling with 2 adults. Child rooms are subject to availability at time of booking.

For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 2 to 12) plus the Playground.
Singles Deal - NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT! Singles can take advantage of great savings by paying the double rate. Date restrictions apply.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Brisas Covarrubias
    Holguin,Cuba

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Hotel Brisas Covarrubias
Playa Covarrubias, Puerto Padre 77200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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