Also called "the island of a thousand names" because of the many names it has had since Christopher Columbus discovered it and called it La Evangelista. The Indians called it Camargo, Guanaja and Siguanea. Governor Diego VelÃ¡zquez called it Santiago. It is the second largest island in the Cuban archipelago (2,357 square km. - 910 square miles).
Where to stay?
Hotel El Colony
Located in the bay of Siguanea, just 5 minutes from the airport of Siguanea and 35 minutes from Havana by plane, this colorful hotel built in the 1950s...
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Best time to visit
December through April, is also the most popular time. The weather is at its coolest and driest during these months, yet it\'s still far warmer than North America and Europe.
In the spring and fall, it\'s off-seasons and this can mean fewer hotel amenities; some hotels may be closed entirely for repairs. There are, however, benefits to traveling in the off-seasons: lack of crowds and prices that tumble by up to 25%.
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