In October 2013, the Hostal Río Miel opened, its name paying tribute to the mystic river on the outskirts of Baracoa. According to legend, anyone who bathes in the river will stay forever in Baracoa. From the hotel, you can smell, see and hear the ocean.
The story comes from two lovers, he was from Baracoa, she was a young French woman fleeing the Haitian Revolution. After she swam in the river on a moonlit night, she was compelled to stay with her beloved in his homeland.
The three story hotel is on Baracoa’s seaside promenade (Malecon), opposite the legendary Hotel La Rusa. With only 12 rooms, this simple hotel offers a hospitable, intimate stay.
There’s also a lobby bar (with snacks) and Wi-Fi. Guests with rental cars will appreciate the private (free) parking lot in front. Interesting city sights can be reached on foot.
The reception of Hostal Río Miel can organize a visit to the swimming pools of Hotel El Castillo or Hotel Porto Santo (subject to availability).
The ride to Baracoa on the majestic La Farola mountain road is an adventure in itself.