We have noticed that Varadero doesn’t have a good reputation among the Poles for a long time. We are reffering to people who have never been to Cuba. It’s a nice resort, white paradise, the Cayo Island is the best .. is it all true?
If we are visiting Cuba only to relax at a hotel, it is great. However we must remember that from the hotel’s perspective we won’t be able to to explore this country. All the reseorts in Cuba are nice but the daily cuban life is the reason why we go there.
What happens if we really want to fly there and stay in a hotel’s resort and also go on a trip? Where should we go then? What should we choose? We can suggest Varadero and present its advantages in comparison to other places like Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Coco.
Varadero is a tourist centre
All the hotels in the world in turistic places are designed for tourists. You shouldn’t expect anything different.. so Varadero shouldn’t be criticised because of that. Some cuban people live there as well but the hotels are for tourists. They weren’t biult for the inhabitants.
Varadero has got many beautiful places
Varadero has got one of the best beaches in Cuba. It is treated as something unique in Cuba ( for example there is a monitoring system on the streets, the pavements look the same and the street lamps are lit). It is all because of the safety and order reasons. It’s like a dream for many cuban people. Can we now say that it is like a reserve?
Varadero is a village. It’s not a hotel zone
On the beautiful Cayo Coco Island there are only hotels and nice beaches. It’s a turistic zone designed especially for tourism and relaxation. Varadero is a small city or a village and you can notice cuban people living there. It is the most important difference when when stay there for two weeks.
It’s a cuban resort
It doesn’t matter in which hotel we are staying and where it is, but if we stay there for two weeks we
won’t be able to discover Cuba. We can sunbathe in any resort available or we can decide to explore
the country. We think that it is incompatible.
Varadero is well-located when it comes to one-day excursions
Varadero is very well located. It is close to the capital and you can also take a trip to Trinidad and
even you can go to Vinales for visiting. It takes about 5 – 6 hours to get to Havana from Cayo Santa
Maria. If we are into trips that much, it would be much easier to do it from Varadero than from Cayo.
Our experience shows that people who fly to Cayo don’t leave it during all their stay. Maybe only a
trip to Havana could be made. The prices and distances are incredible.
There are no Cuban people in Cayo
Varadero is a place with many pubs and parties which can be attended during nights. There is even
an imitation of a village in Cayo Santa Maria. Cayo is great for a short break, to sunbathe and enjoy
the beach but on the other hand two weeks at this place seems to be courageous. The hotels in
Varadero are expensive but they have a great location. You could choose a better and newer hotel in
a similar price in Cayo. However, let’s leave the topic of disadvantages of the location. The prices
when it comes to transportation are about 240 CUC and from Varadero about 100 CUC.
The distances in Cuba are crucial
Finally the distance topic which is as important as the rest. Cuba is a big Island. Before buying last
minute holidays at a hotel it is worth to check the transportation options and distances between the
places we want to visit. And remember that the prices are high! Cuba definitely has its great beaches
but its soul is hidden where the people are.