Internet and WiFi
The "Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A." (ETECSA) (in English: Telecommunications Company of Cuba) is the government-owned service provider for the entire country. Their services include: telephony, mobile telphony (through their Cubacel branch), and Internet (through their NAUTA branch).
Internet Corner in hotels (wired computers):
Every hotel in Jibacoa offer internet access to their guests; computers are located in the lobby area. You have to buy a NAUTA Prepaid Internet Card (Tarjeta de Navegacion) at the Front Desk, they cost 1 CUC for 60 minutes (since nov. 2017). On these cards there's a scratch-off area to reveal the Login (Usario) and Password (Clave) that you will use to sign-in using the access software installed on the computer.
Note that Internet access is not provided in the local Campismos
WiFi Internet access (in the hotels):
To our best knowledge, only hotel Memories Jibacoa currently offers WiFi internet access to their guests, hotel Villa Jibacoa and Villa Loma only have wired computers. You have to buy a NAUTA Prepaid Internet Card, and WiFi is limited to the lobby and pool area. The cards currently cost 1 CUC for 60 minutes (since nov. 2017), you can buy them at the Front Desk. On the card there's a scratch-off area to reveal the Login (Usario) and Password (Clave) that you will use to sign-in
Don't forget to sign-out after your session, so you can use the remaining minutes later. The Internet Cards remain valid for 30 days from the first connection. They also have an expiry date (shown on the back), always check to see if this date is not too close when you purchase the card.
Public Internet access at a ETECSA Internet Center and WiFi hotspots:
Since the summer of 2013, public access to the Internet has been greatly improved with the opening of hundreds of Internet centers (Salas de Navegacion) all over the country, but there's no sala de navegacion ETECSA in Jibacoa, the nearest one is in the town of Santa Cluz del Norte (about 10 km from Playa Jibacoa). There are also several public WiFi hotspots in Cuba (mostly in city parks and plazas), but none in Jibacoa.
Lily & Normand