Provincia de Matanzas Travel Guide

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  • Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Things to Do

    This wasn't my first trip down south, but never before had I spent so much time at the beach! The beach in Varadero is absolutely beautiful, and so is the water. It also helps that from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, our resort's animation staff was there to keep us entertained with dance lessons, aqua gym sessions and funny games, which made the time fly...

  • Sandals Royal Hicacos

    Varadero Hotels

    SANDALS Varadero NOT More than a 3 STAR !!” Think 2 Twice as we were just there Recently and Only...

  • Cuban Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Restaurants

    Don Alex is a fairly new, privately owned restaurant in downtown Varadero. It is just off 1st Avenue. Their large menu features Italian and International dishes. Our large group (Feb/13) sampled several pizzas as well as the spaghetti with garlic tomato sauce. Everything was prepared exactly as ordered and the taste was outstanding. The camarones...



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  • Rio Canimar - a beautiful place to visit

    Matanzas Things to Do

    Most resorts have a Jeep Safari that includes a visit to Rio Canimar. A "native" show, a boat ride down the beautiful briny river (really nice to swim in), a traditional BBQ lunch at the Arboleda (park) - makes for a great outing. Horseback riding. Of course, you can go on your own as well. Check out the crocodile and the jutia (he's so cute). Meet...

  • Paradiso & Puntarena Resort

    Matanzas Hotels

    Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Row A Boat in salty Laguna de Maya

    Matanzas Off The Beaten Path

    While this little local spot was introduced to us by our Cuban friends, I believe that the providers of the Jeep Safari Tours out of Varadero resorts may also be able to make the arrangements to go here (or at least to nearby Coral Beach for snorkeling).Off the highway onto the old coastal road, not too far from the Varadero airport, Laguna de Maya...


Playa Girón

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  • Historical place

    Playa Girón Local Customs

    Caleta buena is not just a paradise for snorkles and people like us that just love enjoying the seaside, it's also somehow an historical place.Caleta buena infact is part of Bahia de Ochinos(bay of pigs) where in the 1961, 1500 opponents to Castro's governament, coming from USA tried to start an invasion of the island that quikly failed.

  • nearly desert

    Playa Girón Favorites

    What surprised us first in caleta buena was the fact that there was no tourist around, we were simply alone with the staff.Then, after moving around a bit, we realised that there was no bungalow, no hotel, no resort, just that small restaurant and a narrow sandy street to ge there.They were so happy to sea that that small jewel had not been ruined...

  • swimming

    Playa Girón Things to Do

    At caleta buena there is a sort of mini resort with a bar, restaurant, a small diving centre.You pay 15 cuc to enter and you can stay untill 5 pm, have as many drinks as you want, have lunch.We enjoyed so much the swimming and the sunbathing that we did not even have lunch, it was incredible but when we have been there we were the only tourists,...



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  • Cardenas

    Cárdenas Off The Beaten Path

    Cardenas is a small town across the bay from the peninsula of Varadero. Approximately 17 kms on a divided highway. This stops as you enter the town and become one of many one way streets. Getting lost is almost a given unless you have been before. Good idea to have a basic spanish to ask directions.Lots of working staff of resorts live in Cardenas...

  • Eat with the Cubans

    Cárdenas Restaurants

    The best food we have ever enjoyed has been prepared by our Cuban friends. Pig roasts at the farm with yucca (root vegetable similar to potato), goat, lobster tails prepared on a homemade BBQ on the beach, a lobster tail lunch served in the tiny backyard of a Cuban home, grilled pargo (red snapper) served on the rental boat while cruising the Rio...

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