Villa Iguana (adult-only, 18+)
(formerly Villa Iguana-Capricho)
This hotel reopens in november 2016, and is the first adult-only hotel in Cayo Largo. It was partially destroyed by hurricane Michelle on November 4, 2001, and after the hurricane the salvageable rooms were occupied by hotels’ employees. In 2012 they began a big project to refurbish the Villa Iguana and expend it with the addition of several 2-storey wooden bungalows. It’s located on the eastern side of the hotel zone, between the hotel Isla del Sur and the hotel Playa Banca. Some of the new Bungalows occupy the area where the old hotel Villa Capricho was located, the latter was completely destroyed by hurricane Michelle.
Aerial view of Cayo Largo
Bungalows Nb. & Services
Photo album Cayo Largo
Contact the hotel
PLEASE NOTE! There is Clothing Optional section at the eastern end of the beach, towards Hotel Iberostar Playa Blanca (in the area of the former hotel Villa Capricho).
(re) Opening: 2016
196 rooms (Standard and Bungalow)
1 swimming pool (saltwater)
1 Tennis court
Gift shop ($)
- 38 Standard rooms
- 38 Standard Sea View rooms
- 96 Bungalow rooms
- 24 Bungalow Sea View rooms
1 double bed or twin beds
Balcony or terrace
In-room safe ($)
Amenities in the bathroom
Additional beds and cot
On-call medical service
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30
Dinner: 19:00 to 22:00
Beach restaurant (open air)
Lunch: 12:00 to 15:00
Dinner A la Carte*: 19:00 to 22:00
Lobster available ($)
Snack Bar El Carey
Snacks (open air)
Hours: 11:00 to 18:00
Bar El Carey
Bar Ranchon Bellamar
10:00 to 17:00
Click to see the Cocktails menu.
Before 2001, the Villa Iguana was part of what was called «La Isla todo incluido», at that time tourists could eat and drink in all the restaurants and bars of the island. This shared-services policy was abolished after the opening of the Sol Cayo Largo.
The Villa Iguana was heavily damaged by hurricane Michelle on Nov. 4, 2001.
For more than 10 years after the hurricane, the salvageable rooms were occupied by hotels’ employees.
From 2012 to 2016, the hotel was refurbished and several new rooms (wooden cabanas) were added. A new beach ranchon was also built.
The hotel reopens in November 2016.
Check-in 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
This is now an ADULT-ONLY hotel (18+).
All rooms have a garden, pool, or sea view.
There's no discotheque at this hotel.
Not accessible to people with reduced mobility
Upgrade to oceanview room: 8 CUC per person per day
Late check-out: 25 CUC until 4pm, 35 CUC until 6pm
Since 2007, watersports activities are located at the most beautiful beach in Cayo Largo, Playa Sirena. There is a shuttle ($) from the hotel, ask Front Desk for schedule.
Do not bring credit cards issued by American banks, and give your tips in CUC only, no other foreign currencies.
You can exchange your towel for a clean one at the Club House. Do not wait at the end of the day, as the daily number of clean towels is limited. There is a fee of 10 CUC if you lose your beach towel.
IMPORTANT! There are four items you should always leave in your safety deposit box:
» Your passport
» Your Cuban Tourist Card (second half of the visa you filled on the airplane)
» Your flight tickets (it's important to check your flight departure time in the lobby or with your tour operator representative)
» Your valuables (cash, jewerly, etc.)
It's recommended to always carry with you a photocopy of your passport or any kind of identifications, especially if your leave the hotel's ground. If you book an excursion by plane, you must bring your passport with you (not a photocopy).
It’s forbidden to take Cubans pesos (CUC or CUP) out of Cuba.
It is important to attend the Tour Operator representative breefing to be informed of the latest development in Cayo Largo. This meeting is usually held the morning after your arrival at the hotel.
Visit our bulletin board (forum) dedicated to Cayo Largo. It's the perfect place to better prepare your next trip, or share your experience with others. Everybody can access the forum, but you have to register if you want to write.
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