Varadero Journals

Sunny Varadero Gataway

A March 2005 trip to Varadero by LynnLovesToTravel

Quote: I loved Varadero and would return again. I recommend the Cayo Blanco Catamaran tour and the Havana Special. The Havana Special gives you a tour, history, some free time, then that night you go to the Tropicana Club. The Club is outdoors and the show is fantastic!

Sunny Varadero Gataway

Overview

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Overall, my trip to Varadero was fabulous, and I highly recommend this destination to sun-seekers and sun-worshipers. The markets are great - you can find some really great stuff there, but remember to barter with the crafters. Bring some comfortable shoes and go for a walk off the beaten path. Take in all that you can, as there is so much culture in Cuba. The music will get you feeling like dancing, and when the mood strikes you, get up and dance. If you see a band and like their music, a tip will very happily accepted, but your dancing and clapping will show them that you really are enjoying the performance. The band will really play for you after that!Quick Tips: Talk to the other ...Read More

Oasis Hotel

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Hotel

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The rooms in this hotel were very big and appeared to be very clean. The hotel itself seemed very nice. The only problem I had with the room I was in was that there was no hot water for the first couple of days. When I complained to the front desk, I was told that they would write it in the book. Talking to another guest in the hotel, she told us that means nothing and to talk to our vacation rep. This did the trick, as it was fixed right away! The food at this hotel was terrible. There was very little selection, and the selection was of things that most of us would not eat! But we found that each night the dinner would get a little better. There is a restaurant straight across the way f...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Oasis Hotel
First stop after leaving the airport
Varadero, Cuba

Food in General

Restaurant

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Okay, the hotel food sucks! The hotel I was at really sucked, as there was very little selection and it was very poor food. We ventured into town and found a couple of places that were really good. Off of Calle 32, just on the beach, is a wooden building, almost like a cabin. This has a really nice restaurant where you can have a very good meal and a few drinks for about $20 to $30 per person. The food was very good here. Just across the street from the main bank in Varadero on Calle 36 is a restaurant that the local resort and shop staff were eating at. We had a lobster salad - mmmm, it was delicious! On the other side of the street at Calle 36 i...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Tours

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Story/Tip

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I highly recommend two tours. The first is the Havana Special. This trip takes you to Havana, where they take you to some of the main historical sites and tell you about some the history of Cuba. We were given a chance to get out and see the city for ourselves, go shopping, relax, and eat or have something to drink. Later we were taken to a hotel where we could freshen up and have some dinner before we went to the Tropicana Club. The club is outdoors, so if you take this trip, dress comfortably in light, airy clothes, and ladies, put your hair up! We thought we were going to an indoor facility with air-conditioning, and it was very uncomfortable for most of us. The second is a catamaran to...Read More

About the Writer

LynnLovesToTravel

LynnLovesToTravel
Winnipeg, Afghanistan