Islazul Hotel Dos Mares
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIslazul Hotel Dos Mares Varadero
We liked this hotel not only because of its loaction. It serves breakfast and is very clean for a good price. You have airconditioning and a parking in front of the house. 53rd street is as well a very calm beach which was not very crowdy during our stay.
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How often have you heard...How was your trip to Cuba? And the answer is quite often "great except for the food"! Well ask these same travellers if they happen to leave the circus type city that surrounds the resorts and I am sure the answer will be No! I have to say that we have had some good meals at higher end resorts...but seriously how good can Buffett lines really be and the el a-carte restaurants are actually the same food just dressed up a bit. But ...
... Not sure if it came from a passing boat or from the waste discharge
from the hotels that line the beach further to the east.
We went for a late dinner that night to a local restaurant but the food was not good at all and 3 of us were sick the next day. We had heard from people visiting Varadero that the food was not that good in the hotels or restaurants. This was weird because all the food ...
... strong today. Yesterday was the first day that it has rained in Cuba for quite some time. Cubans and program participants alike were hoping for the unseasonable heat to break, and we all cheered when the rain came through. The rain is expected to return, and the waves are heavier for it, but for the moment it was clear and warm enough to stretch out on a lounge chair.
The water was also warm enough, if you're like me, to dodge some ...
... and good and lots and lots of signs for every calle to turn off – an unusual Cuban town – easy for stupid tourists to navigate.
Back in Casa Norma
And then we are back in our Casa here, and lucky for us, Orlando had a cancellation and so we could move in today and not move tomorrow again.
Checking out the town with the car
Having a car in Varadero is ...
... red tape for permission to leave, they could never afford it. It really is an amazing way of controlling a nation. Free speech is banned and you are imprisoned if you protest or speak out against Castro. Though housing is provided it is usually in terrible condition. You can privately own but it is incredibly expensive and there is still no freedom. The government can still house your aunt or mother in law or cousins in your house if they wish. Propaganda posters ...