When we arrived to Cienfuegos it was blistering hot so we took a cab from the station to Villa Lagarto, place we will be staying in for the next two nights. And because our bus left Varadero early in the morning, we had an extra afternoon to enjoy in Punta Gorda.
Villa Lagarto in Punta Gorda
When we chose Villa Lagarto, we knew it’s not a proper Cuban casa, but we both loved it! We had plenty of quality rest, the food was lovely, not to mention the cocktails, which were absolutely delicious. It’s a delightful little place in a great location.
Built at the end of a peninsula, in Cienfuegos classic neighbourhood of Punta Gorda, Villa Lagarto was our little tropical escape. Imagine swinging hammocks, a beautiful bayside setting and stunning views of the mountains across the water.
The room at Villa Lagarto
The room was lovely, clean and comfortable, with fancy bedding.
Food extravaganza at Villa Lagarto
On our arrival, we decided to get some food and ended up having a 7 course meal with a banana liqueur between courses. It’s only because of our lack of Spanish we were a little confused about the whole lunch set up.
The food just kept coming, but it was very good, so we didn’t question the situation too much. Only later the waiter explained that it’s a set menu, but if we wished, we could have had just the main course. And just like that, we splashed out at the high end restaurant, which was considered to be one of the best and one of the most expensive restaurants in town.
But nevermind, it was all lovely, the view was beautiful and we got our welcome Mojito. A true touch of luxury in Cuba, which we were totally unaware of when booking the place.
Once we came back to our terrace above the restaurant, it started raining, the first time since our arrival in Cuba. It was so relaxing to sit in a rocking chair on the jungly porch, listening to the rain.