We spent three nights over a two week period with Carlos and Carmen at “La Pergola” and it was one of our most delightful experience after seven trips to Cuba. They are gracious and simple hosts, the food is great and the casa is ideally located near the centre of action in Santa Clara: Parque Vidal. Yet, it is very quiet and relaxing with a central courtyard graced by a fountain and some lovely birds. If your Spanish is not up to par, Carlos’ English is getting better and he will meet you halfway there. They were most reliable in meeting us at the airport and bus station and more than fair in terms of price. The casa itself is a gem, a real museum. (With hot water to boot).
I have no hesitation in recommending “La Pergola”.