So you are headed to party city central!
Cuba is a hot destination that comes by at low rates and perfect for those who are travelling on a budget.
The Top Ten list. Best of Varadero Cuba
10. Palm Trees. (Means Coconut Rum Drinks!!!)
9. Classic Car Taxis
8. Outdoor Street markets
7. Beatles Bar
6. Dolphin Aquarium
5. Mojitos/ Spanish Coffee
4. Saturno Cave Swimming
3. Ambrosia Cave
2. Scooter Rentals
1. Varadero Beach !!!!
Varadero is close to the airport so you can transfer from your flight to the hotel in less that 1 hour!
Cuba food is far different from Canadian meals so remember to bring your Ketchup, Mayo, Seasoning, as well as Sriracha! Snacking is also not a huge thing in Cuba so fill your suitcase with your favourite chips and munchies.
A must to bring is Pepto Bismuth. Just in case!!! Better to be prepared than spending your days inside.
Cuba is not a poor country but there are many items that are difficult to get a hold of. You can bring presents/gift for your staff/bar tenders such as fishing gear, tampons or earrings. Cubans are giving free medical, housing, and education. Also most maids have their own room to store all the gifts given to them. Kids are often pimped out to gather and bring their gifts back to their caregiver. The gifts are then sold. The best gift you can give is kindness, as well as respect and of course the regular 1 CUC tip.
Your resort may have some entertainment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t party somewhere else.
Get your concierge at the front door to order you a taxi and take it downtown Varadero.
Great places you can go to for night life are
- Calle 62: Mingle with locals
- Beatles Bar: a Beatles themed bar with GREAT music
- Havana Cafe: 50s club
- La Cueva Del Pirata: Monday Nights. Party in a cave.
Check with your hotel if and when the beach party is happening. That is something not to miss. Party with your fellow hotel guests.
While at off site bars, please remember that some local ladies have a handler and they are looking to get your money. For your own safety, stay with your group.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MARIJUANA IS VERY ILLEGAL IN CUBA. ALSO BUY CIGARS TO TAKE HOME ONLY AT AIRPORT. MOST ARE FAKE.
Most of all, Have fun but Party safely in Varadero!