There are several private rentals to choose from near the Hotel Faro Luna, including Casa de Julio Cortizo Hernández (tel. 043/51-5744, CUC25), with one simply appointed room with modern bathroom.
Farther west, Finca los Colorados B&B (Carretera de Pasacaballo, Km 18, Playa Rancho Luna, tel. 043/54-8044, fax 043/51-3265, www.casapineiro.com, CUC30) is a casa particular enjoying a breeze-swept position on the cliffs 100 meters east of the lighthouse. English-speaking owner José Piñeiro prepares Cuban cuisine served beneath an arbor. The home abounds in antiques and modern furnishings. Two modestly furnished, cross-ventilated rooms have metal-frame antique beds (readers report that mattresses aren’t too comfy).
The Club Amigo Rancho Luna (Carretera de Rancho Luna, Km 18, tel. 043/54-8012, fax 043/54-8131, www.hotelescubanacan.com, CUC56 s, CUC70 d low season, CUC80 s, CUC110 d high season) is a staple of Canadian and European tour groups. Boasting lively tropical pastels and rattan furnishings, it’s a pleasant option with 222 nicely furnished rooms, two restaurants, water sports, game room, and a large swimming pool.
In early 2010, the nearby 46-room Club Amigo Faro Luna was undergoing repair and was to be merged.
The Soviet-style Hotel Pasacaballo (Carretera de Rancho Luna, Km 22, tel. 043/59-2100, www.islazul.cu, CUC19 s, CUC30 d low season, CUC25.50 s, CUC37 d high season, including meals) is out on a limb atop cliffs on the east side of the bay. I like its modernist interior stylish, despite its ugly exterior. The new look in bedrooms appeals too, and mod-cons have been added; some rooms have king beds.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition