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More help needed with Cuba Itinerary

Old Feb 8, 17, 10:33 pm
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More help needed with Cuba Itinerary

Hi,

I already asked a similar question but I am still unsure of several things.
My family (4ppl) and I are flying into Havana.

Havana: Fri - Tuesday - 5 days / 4 nights
Viñales: Wednesday, Thursday - 2 days / 3 nights
Drive to Varadero: Friday - 4.5 hours
Varadero: Sat, Sun, Mon - 3 days / 4nights
Tues - Fly back from Havana

We wanted to rest for the last 3 days on the beach. But the drive is big. If its not worth the drive to Varadero, what would you recommend instead?
Maybe a nice area with really nice beach and restaurants and places to see and visit between Viñales and Havana?

Thank you
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Old Feb 9, 17, 7:02 am
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There is a beach close to Havana, 20 mins, Playa Santa Maria. Its a beautiful beach. Either drive there or take the tourist bus, $5 return fare.

Nice restaurants, mmm ,sure, this is not Puerto Rico or the Dominican republic, you'll get food but not fire grilled burgers and ribs.

http://havanatourcompany.com/havana-cuba-beaches/

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Old Feb 9, 17, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mfeldman1969 View Post
We wanted to rest for the last 3 days on the beach. But the drive is big. If its not worth the drive to Varadero.....
It really depends on where else you have been. Varadero is a nice beach. It is not --IMO-- as nice as Tulum, or as nice many beaches in Brazil.

Insofar as culture, because Varadero has a lot of resort hotels, they have shows nightly for their patrons. The music in the clubs in town is also very touristy, not very "authentic" IMO, more a crowd of drinkers than a crowd of music aficionados.

You could try Cayo Jutias nearer to Vinales.
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