Varadero … 20 km of white sand, emerald and turquoise sea, beautiful sunsets … and yet we are bored
The only interest to me is to go to rest, but really, after traveling Cuba more authentic and interesting.
This is a gated seaside enclave where mouvent as tourists (about 10,000, mostly North American), situated on the Hicacos peninsula, the northern coast of Cuba.
Varadero is lined with large hotel complexes « all inclusive » which are linked to one after the other. All I abhor. Fortunately the beach is wide and beautiful. (but often those of the hotels themselves)
For me the rest was short-lived: on holiday alone, I asked myself on the beach to be quiet and although I pretended to sleep I always be a Cuban security agent to ask me: « What was my name? , how I was? what was I doing? etc. « , a retired Russian general to tease me, or old Polish wholesale …
Sometimes it is better from two to be « alone » … (note the paradox …)
I was staying at Arenas Doradas. Not my usual type of establishment but I was left with a formula Promovacances last minute. (Because I had to go to Mexico, but swine flu had raged and I was obliged to change the destination). Fortunately, it was equipped with some bungalows. On arrival you are given a bracelet with the colors of the hotel to access the buffet well supplied incidentally. Very nice also the bar which is in the middle of the swimming-pool and access to the beach is 5 minutes walk.
After 2 days, even if I was in bad shape when I arrived in Varadero, I had only one desire: escape this complex and wander to the other side of the island so I was choking. What I did later after meeting a Canadian … (more soon).
There were also flights, there was nothing left to dry on the terrace of his bungalow. Some were allowed to dry towels, a pair of Nike and, for me a white pants, all flew like magic …
♦ Informations ♦
I arrived by bus from Havana, it was included in my « travel package ». 3h ride environ. Au toll motorway: it takes 2 CUC for entering 2 CUC and again to exit.
(See information about Havana here)
Otherwise the nearest airport is : Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
For who ? : Family, friends, couples, rest or party destination (clubs and hotels evenings)
Transportation : Free shuttles to go downtown Varadero
More informations : Arenas Doradas