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A place to taste maté will be open in Varadero

Gloria Machado León 22 enero, 2014

A «corner» to drink and taste the mate, and fraternizing with customers Argentina and other countries in South America, will open at Villa Tortuga, Varadero, before the end of January.

In an attractive space, adjacent to offering more than 50 forms of coffee, will be ready the site, which aims to bring tourists not only from South America, but other countries like Germany, Cuba, Canada and Russia, major source of travel markets  to the Villa.

Rafael Gallardo, from CordobaArgentina, visiting Cuba, said he found it wise to promote this new space for sharing mate, grass consumed by native Guarani from pre-Columbian times and part of the culture of their country.

In the cozy «corner» posters to proliferate allegorical history matte bulbs mates (container where the infusion is prepared), boxes for the yerba and sugar donated by Carimar an event agency from Argentina, which also sponsors the initiative
in Varadero tourist facility.

The idea is that each visitor done the grass on their trips, and turn the space into a must for those who come to the main tourist area in Cuba, said Carlos Rodriguez, director general of the Frangipani agency, based in Buenos Aires.

Ailed Cross, commercial director of Villa Tortuga, said tourists from the country of tango are increased each year in the hotel, with 290 rooms, three star and an occupancy rate above 95 percent.

Organizers expect the new area next June, when you are developing the World Cup, this constitutes a site where fans come more universal sports, to enjoy the games as they take your matte.

The  is prepared with leaves of yerba mate (Ilex paraguaiensis), native to the basins of the Parana and Paraguay rivers, adopted by the Spanish settlers plant, and which today is also part of the culture of Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil
and Chile.

Original text by Bárbara Vasallo on January 22nd, 2014

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