Islazul Villa Sotavento
Travel Blogs from Varadero
We are in Cienfuegos. I am ending my day at the Hotel Jagua in Room 606, eight doors down from Room 614 where Castro slept on the evening of August 18, 1960. But I am getting ahead of my story.
The day began with breakfast at the Hotel Melia Varadero which I mention only because they have not one, but two enormous buffets. For our morning activities, we drive back to Matanzas, passing the only golf course in Cuba-nine holes. One of the men in the ...
... who speak Spanish. Here, we've spent out time laying on the beach, playing volleyball and eating. Funny and somewhat irritating that this is "class." After living in Merida, it is a bit uncomfortable and not as fun to be a typical tourist. I don't know if I'll ever really want to be a typical tourist again after these experiences. But for now, we'll rest and enjoy our last day in Cuba. Tomorrow is a long day of travel back home, and just in time for Dia de los muertos!
... was a place to go dance to proper Cuban music with real Cubans, but we had no luck until we got to Varadero. The bar we found was so tiny but people literally danced wherever they could, such a fantastic atmosphere, good music, good dancers and brilliant memories!
- Swimming with dolphins. Something I have always wanted to do , and I am so glad I got to do it in Cuba. The dolphins ...
... he was adopted. He revealed a bag of cigar boxes and, with the aid of an internet list of cigar prices in Cuba, I determined that his prices were approximately half of the official prices. We bought a box, he kissed us both, and we went our ways. Selling cigars outside of the state-run stores is risky business in Cuba because it is illegal and I shudder to think what the consequences are if the seller is caught. But the wages are so low in Cuba, and jobs so scarce, that ...
... wind that took the edge of the sun, but the main area of the resort was well sheltered, so lounging by the pool was perfectly satisfactory and made up the bulk of the first day.
We booked into the seafood resteraunt for the first nights meal, it was romatically set and the food was pretty good. Fish and wine is always a good combination and by the time we made it to bed it had been a great start to our time at ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Islazul Villa Sotavento Varadero
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