Varadero Warnings and Dangers

Covered for your next adventure?
Get travel insurance you can count on.
  • Jellyfish
    by pfsmalo
  • Jellyfish
    by pfsmalo
  • Food and Drinks
    by DJStarr

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Varadero

  • 1. Food and Drinks

    If you like white rice and beans, you will love it. It is served with nearly every "veggie" meal. The salads I ate were mostly shredded cabbage and thin slices of tomatoes, maybe a slice of cucumber....

    more
  • 2. Jellyfish

    This was the only place I saw jellyfish in the sea in Cuba, apparently giving off a fair sting. The lifeguard on the beach pulled these out of the water. Nice blue colour but , don't touch in the...

    more
  • 3. Cuban cigars

    Everyone allegedly has a relative or best friend working in a cigar factory in cuba. A cigar addict myself, I know they are fake for sure. The only time I would buy a box off the street is if I was...

    more
  • 4. Scooter Rentals

    Remember that these scooters are driven hard and not a lot of money for repairs. We drove 70K into the countryside and one scooter had mechanical troubles. We limped it back Varadero and it died....

    more
  • 5. Hustlers / Jineteros

    psssyt pssyt where you from? its not a friendly start of conversation. Probably they will be trying sell you something or give you directions (even you dont need them) expecting a tip back. Simply say...

    more
  • 6. Sun Protection

    When you first get to the Cuba sun, please wear sunscreen. We got burned the first day and it's not the best experience for the rest of the trip. Also remember to wear shoes or flipflops when you walk...

    more
  • 7. Robbery

    I never though I'd say this, since Cuba is one of the safest places I've visited....but don't leave yout things on the beach. I've done this numerous times, but this time got kids of srewed over...

    more
  • 8. As safe as home!

    This is actually a "no warning" tip! Generally speaking, Cuba is a safe destination, although I did find a way to run into trouble during my week-long stay in...

    more
  • 9. Rogue Chickens...

    On our walk to/from the Palma Real Hotel and the beach, we had to pass a street gang of rogue chickens. Take it from me, these chickens are NOT...

    more
  • 10. Cigars!

    When we got to our resort we found out that the waiters had a popular scam going on. They would deposit boxes of cigars on the empty seats of your tables and...

    more
  • 11. Be aware of going prices for rides.

    A group went out for dinner and decided to take a horse drawn carriage back to the hotel.When asking the driver how much and he said 10 pesos, imagine their...

    more
  • 12. Changing your money at the airport

    The Cuban people are a great bunch people. Warm, friendly and a great sense of humour. But at the airport when changing your money for CUC and if you have any...

    more
  • 13. Blow Holes

    We had great fun and found it very interesting to walk along the coral cliff walk by our hotel. The sea was rough as we were in the middle of a storm and I was...

    more
  • 14. Mosquitoes

    I had been warned about the mozzies in Varadero, but I wasn't prepared for the enormity of the problem. While checking into my hotel on 27th Dec I got three...

    more
  • 15. Hotel staff

    Try to keep with the same waiter and bar tender and tip them a litlle at the beginning of your holidays then more at the end. If you keep changing your serving...

    more
  • 16. Phonecalls

    I was travelling alone and my family wanted me to stay in touch - A Phonecall cost me $2.00CUC/min to Canada; a phonecall from home to my hotel cost...

    more
  • 17. Watch it in the Hurricanes Season

    Gues what ? Hurricane Time ! and im sure you wont like to spend it on the beach.And what you see at this picture is when we started to feel it arriving ....when...

    more
  • 18. Cuba, the world's biggest prison for journalists

    In Cuba, they don't just censor you now - they throw you in jail. Fidel Castro's police rounded up 26 independent journalists on 18 March, along with more than...

    more
  • 19. Don't buy things made of...

    Don't buy things made of tortoiseshell, black coral and some kind of shells. These species are under protection.

    more
  • Varadero Hotels

    107 Hotels in Varadero

    4 Reviews

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Varadero? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Varadero

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

16 travelers online now

Comments (1)

  • bri4444's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Electrical

    My room had 220 volt electrical that would accept a 2 prong charger, have read others say only accepts non polarized (both ends same size, not with neutral prong larger then hot ) I didn't look to see if that was the case as my charger is non polarized. READ the rating of your charger before plugging in, one of my old Samsung phone chargers is rated for 120 volts only and would of either wrecked the phone or the charger or both if had plugged in. My camera accepted up to 240 volts so I plugged away and had no issues. You do need to check or risk letting smoke out of whatever you plug in!

    Was this review helpful?
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5