Expedition Information

Facilities in Cuba

The Colony Hotel

School groups and research assistants will be based in The Colony Hotel on the Isle of Youth. The hotel has A/C, a swimming pool, showers, and many of the luxuries you would not expect on an Operation Wallacea expedition. Breakfast and dinner are taken at the hotel with packed lunches provided for the field teams.


La Victoria Village

Research assistants in Cuba may have the chance to stay in houses in the small village of La Victoria on the Isle of Youth. Houses have air conditioned dormitory-style rooms with indoor and outdoor communal areas for meals, lectures and data analysis.  The houses also have running water and toilet facilities. Meals will be provided by the local community, giving students the unique opportunity to live amongst the warm and welcoming Cuban people.