A fairly basic 2 star hotel but with an enviable central location, Puerto Principe will suit young travellers visiting Camaguey on a budget.
Islazul Puerto Principe is well placed for anyone wanting to explore the churches, colonial houses & shopping plazas of Camaguey by day, & its vibrant bars & restaurants by night.
The food at Puerto Principe’s restaurant & snack bar can sometimes be below par, though the hotel’s central location means there are a variety of inexpensive eating options nearby. There is plenty of live evening entertainment in Puerto Principe’s rooftop bar which provides great views across Camaguey. Later on this becomes a popular disco, though this means lots of noise for any guests wanting an early night.
Located in the main avenue of Camaguey, with great access to its bars & a short walk from the train station, Puerto Principe hotel will appeal more to younger travellers, though it is a great choice for anyone looking to experience the city on a budget, who is not a light sleeper.
Reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Safety - front desk safe deposit box
Safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs
Telephone - national & international calls
TV room/bar (international channels & videos)
Details of Standard Room
There are 79 standard rooms, each with private bathroom, satellite tv & air conditioning. Puerto Principe’s rooms are dated & simply furnished, varying in size, but are clean & comfortable with some overlooking Camaguey’s main avenue.
It was one of the most important cities in the colonial period, nowdays it has a wealth of fine baroque churches and some picturesque nooks and crannies, such as the restored Plaza San Juan de Dios.
Sightseeing in the city will inevitably bring you to a closer appreciation of the life of the city's hero, Ignacio Agramonte, as there is both a park and a museum dedicated to his memory. The city itself is one of the prettiest in Cuba, full of architectural gems testifying to its colonial past.
Near the train station you can find The Museum of the Birthplace of Ignacio Agramonte. Visit the La Merced church opposite to see its peeling frescoes and the venerated objects stored in its crypt, finally the best of this city is Plaza San Juan de Dios which is an old cobblestoned square surrounded by brightly hued, single-storey buildings and a lovely yellow church alongside a restored former hospital.