5 things you should know before going to Varadero
Varadero. Full of nostalgia for Cuba and the crystal clear waters of Varadero, I thought it would be interesting to share some tips to help anyone planning a trip to this paradise. So, I was thinking of also doing a post sharing Cuba’s tips in general, so tell me in the comments below if you want me to.
Talking about the Varadero tips, as you all may know, the water in Varadero is very warm – it seems we are bathing – and, as in all places where the water is so good, the truth is that it does not feel like going out. Therefore, it is very important for reinforcing the sunscreen regularly. By the way, this is a tip that applies to Varadero and to all tropical countries: believe me, sunscreen is essential.
At Varadero beach – at least in front of the Meliá Varadero where we stayed- there are any buoys marking the distance until where one can go safely. For this reason, and although the sea is ultra calm, I would suggest you have some caution, especially if you have children. I mean, really, it is super safe, because the sand does not sink, so you can perceive when you will stop having a foot. But if you don’t swim that well, I would suggest you stay in this area, where you still have feet.
When we start comparing we lose a lot of the wealth that our eyes, and our soul, are absorbing. So, open your heart and enjoy each second of your trip.
Anyways, against what happens in the Dominican Republic, for example, in Cuba the beaches are public. This means that, in the first line of the beach, where most of the hotels are, there will also be Cubans enjoying the paradise with family and friends. And if you are wondering if it is safe the answer is yes, really safe. Cuba, in general, is a very safe country and Cubans are very polite and friendly.
Another important tip, for those who are going to travel to Varadero, is to be careful when choosing the hotel. In theory, they are all good. But, anyone who has traveled to the Caribbean knows that the 5-star hotels there, are not what we consider 5 stars. Does this mean hotels are bad? No, not at all. It just means that you need to go mentally prepared to find a good hotel, but not a luxury one.
Finally, a suggestion that I’m still learning to put into practice: do not compare. Live each country with its particularities, good and bad. Because when we start comparing we lose a lot of the wealth that our eyes, and our soul, are absorbing. So, open your heart and enjoy each second of your trip.