We are staying in Centro, fairly close to the Plazuela Machado for one month in Feb. Although we are not really beach people, I'm sure we'll want to head to the beach for a day's outing. Anyone recommend a hotel we can go to with a pool, beach access and a restaurant where we can spend a nice day? Is it ok to do that without being a guest?
Also a Carnaval questions...with staying in Centro, will there be any need to go anywhere else to see festivities or will most of the action be concentrated in the Centro area?
Any recommendations for a nice day on Stone Island? What bus do we get from Centro and again is there a place where we want to situate ourselves for a day?