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Travel Blogs from Varadero
Before I get to Havana, I want to show you how different publicity is in Cuba. There are no outdoor billboards advertising Coca Cola or Havana Club rum along the highways. In their place are signs advertising the glories of the revolution. It is as if the only signs you see on U.S. highways are praise for Barack Obama.
You will smile at some of the examples of the advertising arts that I have discovered along the way with my ...
... consider the lack of technology refreshing but as the internet would have been useful to make bookings regarding the rest of our trip, it’s a mere inconvenience. A couple of days ago I threw a bottle with a piece of paper inside displaying my bank details into the sea, hoping that it would arrive at the hotel we plan on booking in Montreal. Fingers crossed it made it to the accommodation or a couple of dolphins are having a grand old time on me in the Ca-sea-no; oh ...
... our houses and the private beach was literally a minute walk behind us – it was definitely a place to relax and unwind after the miles of walking we did in Havana!
High lights of the trip:
* Finding a salsa bar where Cubans went to dance! We had been asking all holiday where there 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 ...
... they just pretend to be local people, just because of the tourists and their tips. In my opinion the show wasn't impressive, it was easy trick to get some more tips from tourists. After the show we enjoyed lobster lunch. It was first time for me to eat lobster. First time do not lie, it was delicious.
After nice lunch we went to visit Bellamar caves. The cave was quite long and deep in the ground. Inside was ...
... we swim in a pool, had some punches with rum, fruits. Absolute relax today.
By the way, I forgot to mention, that everyone can eat dinner at the different cuisine restaurants, here in hotel territory. But you have to book it in advance. So in all week, we had three different dinners. Tonight we are going to Italian restaurant and gonna eat there and drink the vine. Later we went to Varadero center to visit some places, clubs. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Mansion Xanadu Varadero
Other places to stay in Varadero
Carretera de Las Morlas, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Excellent new hotel
- Not Impressed.
- Loved Blau Varadero watch where you are walking
Punta Hicacos Final, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Great Hotel, Great Staff
- I Love the LTI!!!
Ave 1ra e/ 10 & 12, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- OH dear Oh dear ...lots to still learn here
- I don't ask for much but...
- Happy we chose it
Avenida 1ra entre 60 y 64, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Incredible beach
- Would have liked to stay
- Jan 2004 to Cuba
Calle 9 e/ Boulevard y Ave. Kawama, Varadero | 3 star hotel
- Run for Your Life!!!!
- Very so-so
- Amazing week
Ave. 3ra y Calle 30, Varadero | 2 star hotelfrom $42
- Very Nice cuban flavor
- Worth it !
- WARNING - DO NOT GO THERE!!
Autopista Sur Final, Punta Hicacos, Varadero | 5 star hotelfrom $150
Via Blanca, km 130, Varadero | 2 star hotelfrom $64
- Poor value
- First trip.....
- Pleasantly surprised
Ave de las Americas Km 3, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Villa cuba is good
- Value for your money
- Villa Cuba....the real deal
Ave. Kawama y Final, Varadero | 3 star hotel
- Great Times!
- Loved every minute of it...
Ave. Kawama y Final, Varadero | 4 star hotel
- Pretty Good for 3 Stars
- Had a great time
- Cheap...Make your own fun !