In case some of you are planning to travel to Cayo Coco I figured I would post my trip advisor review for you to read.
I will post my actual trip story in the upcoming days.
TRYP CAYO COCO
Travelled from January 12-January 19 2013.
Travelled with 3 other adults and one baby (aged 2.5)
Travelled with Air Canada Vacations
I went with a friend’s family to the Tryp Cayo Coco on the above dates and I am going to tell you the pros and cons of the resort, not the weather (which was fine, if not cool at night) and not the other people there (Quebec residents – shame on you for your behavior) because the resort is not at fault for those things.
Check in was swift and we had booked two rooms with one room requiring a crib for the baby. We had emailed a few weeks prior requesting block 10 and this is EXACTLY what we got. We were able to change our Canadian money right beside the check in desk at almost hours of the day. We were not asked if we wanted assistance getting our room – and I think this would have gone a long way since it was pitch dark outside and we had 5 suitcases, 5 carry-on bags and a baby in a stroller. However we managed to get to block 10 and find our ground floor room with minor struggles.
The roads leading to all the buildings are in rough shape and require paving. Our little boy fell once from a big divot and scratched up his knee pretty badly and pushing the stroller was tough.
Our room was dated – a bit muggy, but overall it was comfortable and had what we needed for sleeping – which really is the only time we needed the room. I suggest if you have a stroller, young children, or bad knees you request ground floor because there are a lot of stairs if you have a second or third floor room.
The fridge is not stocked with anything, but you do get one large bottle of water a day which we drank and used to brush our teeth daily with.
There are three pools. The main pool which had the warmest water, but was way too loud and crowded for our tastes (but all the young party people seemed to frequent there), the baby pool which is next the main pool and where we camped out most days and the quiet pool right outside our block and was great but very deep and cold so we rarely swam in it.
Like every full capacity resort getting a lounge chair by the pool can be difficult and leaving your towel on the chair early in the morning seemed to be the only way to guarantee a spot. Some people complained of towels being stolen (which is 20 CUC if you don’t return your towel) so I recommend bringing towels from home.
The beach was nice, not as nice as in Holguin, but still soft and good for the baby to play in. The ocean was also warmer than the pool so that was nice. It was extremely windy most days by the ocean, so we didn’t spend a tonne of time there.
The buffet – was edible. I suggest getting the hot meal (eggs and French toast at breakfast, spaghetti, stir fry and meat and fish at lunch and dinner) or else your meal will be luke warm only.
We tried two a la cartes (Italian and Cuban) both excellent and tasty.
This resort is laid out very nicely. It’s convenient to get to almost everything which is great since we had a little one with us. We also fed the flamingos bread a few days out of the week (the flamingos are located near building 5)
I was sick 80% of the time (I came to Cuba sick) so I didn’t drink any of the alcohol, but there was a lot of drunken people so I am going to assume it was good!
Overall, since we paid $709 CAD for the week I would go again in a heartbeat. It was completely worth the price.
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