Camagüey has an appealing supply of attractive and affordable hotels -- most owned and operated by the Cuban Islazul chain -- and several have undergone extensive restorations that have brought back their old-world charm. For visitors interested in homestays, there is a host of excellent private accommodations.

Inexpensive -- There are many excellent casas particulares in Camagüey. Casa Los Vitrales, Calle Avellaneda 3, between General Gómez and Martí (tel. 32/29-5866;, is a centrally-located colonial casa in a former seminary run by a very helpful family. The rooms are spacious and quiet, the breakfasts are filling, and there is a lovely courtyard. La Casa de Caridad, Calle Primelles 310A between Bartolomé Masó and Padre Olallo (tel. 32/29-1554; has two ensuite rooms with fridges. The real draw of this house is the huge courtyard-garden with attractive white wrought-iron furniture and beautiful hanging white flowers. Reyes y Carolina, Calle Damas 221 between Horca and Medio (tel. 32/29-8907), is filled with kitschy toys. There are two rooms -- the one upstairs has more light -- and there's a huge roof terrace. Casa Manolo, Santa Rita 18, between República and Santa Rosa (tel. 32/29-4403;, has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; one is larger with a bathtub, the other with shower. Casa Xiomara & Rodolfo, Oscar Primelles 615, between Lugareño and San Ramón (tel. 32/28-1948;, has an amazingly large and well-equipped apartment that's a very nice option for two couples or a family traveling together.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.