Things to do in Matanzas

If you stay a couple of days in one of the resorts in Varadero, maybe you would like to do more things and visit more places than only in Varadero (described here). In this case you can rent a car and drive to Havana, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba or other well known spots in Cuba. But in case you would like to something in the vicinity of Varadero, I can recommend you to visit the town called Matanzas and the pharmaceutical museum, called “Museo Farmacéutico de Matanzas”. If you ask me, this museum is an absolute highlight and if you like historical things, this will be the right place for you.

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Things to do in Varadero

When you travel to Cuba and decide to book a suite in one of the resorts, you maybe choose Varadero. Varadero is a resort town and it is located in the northern area of the Cuban Island on the Hicacos Peninsula (see the marking on the map below). If you want to go to Varadero, you need to book your trip at one of the travelling agencies. When you arrive in Cuba, you will be brought there by a resort bus waiting for you either at the airport in Havana or directly at the airport of Varadero (depending on the airport you choose). In this article I will share my experience with you and tell about some things you can do in Varadero.

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Beware of scams in Cuba

Although the crime rate in Cuba is quite low, there are scammers doing their business and besides that, several people trying to sell you some stuff. On the one hand I can understand those people as they are really poor. On the other hand I don’t see why I should be bamboozled. Hence, I will show you the commonest methods of sales pitches and scams in Cuba. The sad thing is that I experienced those on first-hand, so I know what I am talking about. Read on and take this information to avoid to be ripped off in Cuba, folks.

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Driving car in Cuba

  Driving car in Cuba is a good alternative to traveling by bus in a group. Doing this, you would be more flexible and independent. For there is nothing better than an exciting road trip. Before I went to Cuba, I had done some research, like the most of us. And I had to find out, that in those blogs a lot of people were praising it to the skies. I don’t know, how you feel when you read such information, but when I do my research, I often miss the other side of the coin. And believe me, in this case it is very necessary to mention the other side. Hence, in this article I would like to give you some useful information about driving car in Cuba and share my experience with you.

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Where to stay in Cuba

Although the access to accommodations in Cuba has not the same level like in the other countries, of course, you can choose between different options. Those depend on you and your preferences where to go and where to stay in Cuba. You can use hotels, private rooms, called “casa particular” or, if you have the budget, book a suite in a resort. In this article I will give you some information, so you get a first overview to make a decision.

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