Pueblo (Plaza) La Estrella
Pueblo La Estrella (the Star), also known as Plaza La Estrella, is located on Cayo Santa Maria, between the hotels Royalton Cayo Santa Maria and Memories Paraiso Beach Resort. It was inaugurated on December 12th, 2009, and is managed by Gaviota Group S.A.
"Pueblo" means village, but in this case it's more like a large shopping and entertainment center (65,660 square feet) where tourists will find many other options besides the ones offered in their all-inclusive resort, and at very reasonable cost too! It's also the perfect spot for shopping for the famous Cuban cigars, rums and local handicraft.
Click to see a map of Pueblo La Estrella and click to see the brochure provided by Gaviota (pdf).
An outdoor handicrafts market, a few boutiques, several restaurants and bars (see the list at the bottom of this page), a discotheque (capacity 200 guests), a bowling house, a spa, a gym, a car-jeep-scooter-bicycle rental office, a bank, a post office, conference rooms, a kids playground, a central plaza with a large gazebo, and parking. Note that guests of the Starfish Cayo Santa Maria and Memories Paraiso Beach Resort have free access to the gym located at Pueblo la Estrella. For more information about the discotheque, visit our Discos and Fun Pubs webpage.
Click to know more about each restaurants and bars that are available at Pueblo La Estrella
Click to learn more about the services offered at the Spa Renacer located in Pueblo La Estrella
Enjoy a Canchanchara at the Casa de la Miel (Honey House)
This is a traditional drink from the Trinidad region (province of Sancti Spiritus). It’s a mixture of crushed ice with aguardiente (a strong alcohol obtained by fermentation/distillation of molasses), lemon, fresh mint and the ingredient that makes this drink unique ... pure honey!
We loved this cocktail, especially when served by the nice and pretty Yanecsy & Yaneida. Don’t miss it! Please tell them that Lily and Normand say hello!
It’s suggested to book in advance for a dinner in one of the “A la carte” restaurants of Pueblo La Estrella. The Customers Service or Concierge Desk of every hotel offer prepaid dinner packages to their guests who wish to eat at the Pueblo. We paid 25 CUC for a “table d'hôte” dinner (appetizers, main course and dessert) at the Japanese restaurant Katzura, and truly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The cost doesn’t include transportation between your hotel and the Pueblo.
How to get there:
Guests staying at the Royalton Cayo Santa Maria resort can go on foot; guests staying at the Memories Paraiso Beach Resort can either go by foot or with a little train shuttle. Guests from other hotels can go by taxi (3 to 10 CUC one-way, depending on hotel) or with the Panoramic Bus (2 CUC one-way) which stops at every hotel, pueblos (plazas), and the Delfinario (dolphinarium).
Click to view our Gallery of Pueblo la Estrella.
Lily & Normand