La Estrella Town, a Northern Cuban Wonder
By Mercy Ramos / Photos by José (Tito) Meriño and Gaviota
Lovers of sun and beach have a 17 kilometre earthly paradise of fine sand beaches and beautiful crystal clear waters waiting for them on the northern coast of the central Cuban province of Villa Clara. To the delight of vacationers, Gaviota SA invites you to tour the small La Estrella Town, a jewel in the area, built to please those who enjoy healthy recreation.
Harmoniously integrated into the environment and, above all, respecting and caring for it, the village has been designed in accord with indigenous elements.
The village features a boulevard, similar to those in any Cuban town, where visitors can have closer contact with the history, culture, and friendliness of the Cuban people.
Ideal for couples, families, or groups, La Estrella Town has many facilities for all tastes and ages. Eight restaurants provide the cuisine: Italian, Trattoria, Gourmet, Japanese, Chinese, Creole, Seafood, and a Steak House.
Visitors will also find an ice cream parlour, piano bar, jazz café, literary bar, House of Honey, and Beer and Burger. For dance lovers, there is a disco open from 10 pm to 3 am where the splendid Cuban music will let you enjoy an unforgettable evening.
Traditional craftwork occupies a prominent place in the village, together with a shop specializing in cigars, another for rum, and a hall for celebrations of weddings, events, and family parties.
A six-lane bowling alley and two billiard tables are available for game lovers, as well as a spa for those 16 years and up.
La Estrella Town will soon have a bank branch of the Banco Financiero Internacional and a business centre with photo printing and email services. In the near future, and near the Meliá Cayo Santa María Meliá Las Dunas hotels, Gaviota will open Las Dunas Village, similar to Pueblo La Estrella Town, featuring car rental services, shops, a bowling alley, and a seafood restaurant that resembles a pirate ship, with a lighthouse for snack service.
To promote this centre, there are two shuttle buses departing from any of the hotels in the keys.