Hotel Aguas Azules
Travel Blogs from Varadero
... herbs-everything perfectly preserved as it was on the day the pharmacy closed in 1964.
Santeria, the African-influenced religion that is practiced in Cuba both along with and in addition to Christianity, is based on the worship of an array of different African gods and is most vibrant in Matanzas. In order to enhance our understanding of Santaria, we were treated to an Afro-Cuban dance presentation including Yoruba and Bantu dances, followed by ...
... return"). These men constitute the "Cuban Five" whom were taken prisoner by the US for attempted terrorism against US Cuban citizens in 1998. Cuba argues that they are innocent, but the US does not. Tack another reason up on the grudge board between the US and Cuba that I learned today.
After lunch in Santa Clara, we drove to Varadero - a popular tourist beach and sister city to Cancun. In our resort, there are LOTS of Canadians. I think we're the only white ...
... buildings here are mainly 19th century and I can imagine in its heyday it was another stunning city. It’s built around a massive bay of crystal clear water and is divided by numerous rivers and full of bridges. What’s killed it for us is the air quality. The diesel fumes seems to sit in the street until early evening when the traffic lessens a bit. Even in our casa – an old hacienda type place with fantastic high ceilings and a great ...
... a huge natural ‘lake’ , so well looked after and not ‘caged’ like some. We watched the dolphin show which was fantastic and then had about an hour swim time with them. It was really nice because the groups swimming with the dolphins were so small and intimate, the dolphins genuinely seemed to enjoy interacting with us too. I’m no acrobat, but watching the film back even ...
... their holiday, and never see wonderful Cuba!! The main street in Varadera was just a few bars, as most stay at the resorts and don't venture out in the evenings, and dozens of gift stores. We had lunch at Al Capone's restaurant - a very grand building, and we booked to have dinner there as a farewell to John and Linda. Dinner was just superb on a balcony overlooking the ocean - such an idyllic setting. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aguas Azules Varadero
Bring lots of money for tips!!! .Even after tipping, they seem to forget you quickly.No tips very poor service
Won't be back
I was at Club Amigo from Dec. 27 - Jan. 3rd.The food was so bad I was happy for the 2 packs of tositos and salsa I had tucked in my suitcase.
Could have gotten big bucks for them too. The buffet was lousy, some meat unreconizable, and full of grease. The plates were always dirty and the coffee was not even drinkable. The hot tub was renamed the Lukewarm tub, and the pools were too cold to swim in. The beach was beautiful. Room staff and beach staff were awesome. Front desk, good luck..lousy service. The "special" restaurants at the resort were disgusting. Most people up and left when they were served it was so bad.I would not go back to Varadero again and would probably never go back to Club Amigo. Cayo Cocoa was a zillion times nicer.
I just returned from spending a week in Varadero Cuba during mid January. The weather was perfect except for the first day where I didnt take my shoes, socks and sweater off. Here is a list of complaints:
Vistited mid-December, the weather was bad five days out of seven.
The food was fair to good. Not too much variety. The ice cream was great. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The beach was a 10. Sand was like talcum powder. Hobie craft, kayaks, sail surfing available.
The bars were all good. The grounds were very nice. Long walk from the lobby to the beach. 200 metres. But lots to look at on the way. The ponds which had ducks and fish, a nature trail, shops, lookea resort, and lots of trees. Was there for 2 weeks but saw no scuba gear or mopeds. Had to go to Sandals (next resort) for them.. The rooms were nice but they lack drawers. The lobby was very nice with the ivy flowing down the walls from the 2nd floor. Had 1 day without hot water because a pipe burst. We had a really good time there. Worth the 3+ rating it has.
Not as advertised
The food was greasy and reused from one meal to the next, until was
finished. No schedules and directions available for the included
activities. Asking the front desk doesn't help you at all. Hot water
only three (3) days from seven(7). From the "all inclusive" advertised
by the World of Vacations:
*The 24-hour snacks are from 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
*Tennis: one court, to find the schedule and rent the equipment (almost impossible) you have to go to the beach which I hardly found out from one of the employees after two days.
*Volleyball: only on the beach.
*Pool scuba clinic: couldn't find it in a week.
HAVE A NICE VACATION!?
Food was terrible, horribly greasy we choose to go out to restaurants for dinner rather then eat at the hotel. Near impossible to get questions answered took at least two frustrating trips to the front desk to get anything answered. Staff in the buffet restaurant were nowhere to be found most of the time. If you could find one and give them a tip, then they would be helpful enough to find cutlery, salt etc for you. The hotel had most activities as advertised they were just difficult to find and when you did find them they were just finishing up. Never did find some activities like the bicycle rentals.On the plus side the rooms were nice and clean and the housekeeping staff were friendly and did a good job. The grounds were nice as well. Cuba is a beautiful country with very friendly but not overly pushy people and fantastic history. Would definately choose to go back to Cuba but would stay in a 5 star resort next time.
Spent March Break 2002 in Varadero at Club Amigo......we had an amazing time, the weather was awesome, the staff was super nice, and the food was pretty good. All in all, a highly recommended and affordable vacation spot. Entertainment staff put on some great shows, and always willing to give tips about checking out some of the local hot spots.
Have a great time, enjoy the sun, sand, and fun!!
I have just returned from Varadero Cuba, I stayed at Sol Sirenas Coral, which was 4 star hotel. I would give it a 3, food sucked (ham and cheese and french fries for a week), I stayed at Club Amigo Varadero before which is 3 and half star hotel and i give it 4 and half. was wonderfull compared to Sol Sirenas coral, Club Amigo is a Small resort which is good if you want to relaxe and enjoy the beach, beach area at Amigo is much nicer and cleaner food was better and staff were great.
so if you are planning to visit Cuba and want affordable resort to stay you should choose club Amigo Varadero..