Cuba Travel

Sol Pelicano Hotel in Cayo Largo quietly reopens with hidden text in photo

Posted November 23, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Travel.

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

On October 28, I asked if Cayo Largo was closed because I found some scrolling text on the main tourist website that “all hotels will reopen in November”.

Today I get an email from the Sol Melia newsletter containing this landing page for the newly reopened Sol Pelicano in Cayo Largo Hotel.

I found it odd that NONE of the text used the word “reopened” or the like or even gave any indication that the hotel was closed. So, I figure this is a sly way to quietly reopen a hotel from the apparently devastated Cayo Largo. I went to grab a copy of the image (right click and Save Image As) but seems as though that feature is disabled. Odd that I can save other images on the page. Nothing can stop my old trusty screen capture software so here’s the photo for all to see.

Funny how the truth comes out in Cuba. First, there were NO reports from Cayo Largo after hurricane Ike devastated Cayo Largo. I am the only person I know who posted anything about the untold devastation in Cayo Largo Cuba. Then I see VoyHavana on TripAdvisor who knows LOTS about Cuba saying that everything is just fine. He obviously works for the Cuban government as a propagandist but when I mention this fact, people choose not to see him from my unbiased perspective.

So, to all you blind travelers out there, remember that ALL media coming out of Cuba is controlled by the Cuban government. You have to read between the lines to get the truth.

Nice try Sol Melia. I know you hate to admit that your hotel was closed and the Cuban government probably wouldn’t even let you say you were closed even if you wanted to but now people know the truth.

Member Comments

On November 30, 2008, gframe wrote:

Perhaps it was being used as emergency housing for cubans?

On January 27, 2011, cristina bonafede wrote:

I would be interested to have promotional information about the Sol Pelicano in Cayo Largo on March 10 until March 18 ... Thanks Cristina Bonafede