An hour’s drive from both Havana and Varadero, the natural beauty here is the result of eons of Mother Nature’s handiwork. The limestone-covered seabed offers good snorkeling and the forested rocky cliffs covered in pine, deciduous and palm trees invite explorers. The white sand beaches here are superb, attracting foreign and local bathers alike.

In the early sixties Chuchu (who is the hotel plumber) and Lulu (head of housecleaning) began demolishing defense works (constructed along the coast during the Missile Crisis) with many others, in order to prepare the property for what was to become Villa Trópico, opened in 1962.

Here, nature’s bounty abounds. Just 50 meters offshore is a 3-kilometer long reef, reached by swimming or in a pedal boat (included). Reef shoes are recommended and take some snorkel gear to explore the underwater wonderland. The hotel has a diving center offering several off-shore dives.

The beachside hotel complex is backed by picturesque cliffs where guided hikes are possible on a network of established trails.

The buffet restaurant offers straightforward homemade meals.


Gran Caribe

Formerly called

Cameleon Villa Jibacoa

Number of Rooms


Meal Plan

All Inclusive

Check-in time

4:00 PM

Check-out time

12:00 PM


  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Entertainment
  • Garden
  • Health Club/ Gym
  • Medical Services $
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Salsa Lessons
  • Scuba diving
  • Shop $
  • Sports facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxi $
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Water sports facilities
  • Wi-Fi in the lobby


Wired internet is available in public areas and costs USD 1 per hour.


  • Free! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Secured parking


Some 60 km away from Cuba’s capital Havana, Villa Trópico is located at Arroyo Bermejo Beach and is at the foot of a gorgeous green mountain range. The Varadero peninsula is about 90 km away.

How to get there

From Airport or other Cuban destination: By taxi, rental car or by transfer (pre-arranged; private or shared).

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Bars & Restaurants

Las Palmas
Cuisine: International
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Menu: Buffet

El Criollo
Open for: Dinner
Menu: À la carte

Places of Interest

Closest landmarks
Puerto Escondido (10 km)

Natural beauty
Playa Jibacoa Sea/ocean (0.1 km)

Closest airports
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (41.7 km)
José Martí International Airport (62 km)


Pets are not allowed.