Back in 2014, a one week inclusive vacation to Varadero, Cuba in a 5-star hotel (RIU) cost approximately $600 Canadian Dollars. Our fellow East Coast friends paid even less: two weeks for the same price tag. We travelled during hurricane season (in June) but the price tag has probably inflated regardless. All this was included:
- shuttles to and from the airport in Cuba
*Note: We had to pay a departure tax that is probably non-existent anymore. Also, we liked to tip generously as Cubans don’t earn much.
Looking back, this was one of the best trips I’ve had (barely remembering the cold I had all week followed by my period – LUCKY!). A whole week of good routine:
- Morning: breakfast, pedal boat, swim, looking at fish with goggles for hours that felt like seconds (or replaced by the two tours we did – Havana City and Catamaran Boat Tour)
- Lunch and beach evacuation due to afternoon storms
- Dinner, tequila, go out
Bailando – Enrique Iglesias was our jam!