The BelleVue Playa Caleta **** resort in Cuba is situated in front of the stunning Varadero beach at the entrance to Varahicacos Peninsula. With more than 24km of beautiful beaches overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this 4 star Varadero hotel is the ideal location for your next Cuba vacation.
BelleVue Playa Caleta **** is an all-inclusive Cuba hotel with 24h service, offering all you could possibly wish for an unforgettable Cuba vacation.
And with the resort’s “Bluebay Salsa Club” concept, guests can discover and experience first-hand Cuban culture, traditions, and rhythm with salsa, cha cha cha, as well as other traditional performances.
Staying at the BelleVue Playa Caleta **** hotel in Varadero not only allows guests to enjoy the sun, beach and the area’s natural attractions, but also brings them closer to the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary country where they can live and breathe Cuban music culture and its famous dances.
Relax and enjoy the calming pool area, with its exotic Caribbean charm, surrounded by lush tropical gardens of coconut palm and grapes. Refresh yourself in the pool bar with delicious cocktails and domestic and imported drinks, and enjoy some entertainment from our animation team. In the water sports area on the beach we offer kayaks, catamarans and water bikes to tour the coast. At night, the fun takes over in our club where amazing shows, contests and theme nights take place...
As well as sauna and massage facilities, we also offer the following leisure activities: billiards, table tennis, dance and scuba diving lessons (hired in advance), volleyball, aerobics, biking, mini golf, catamarans, windsurfing and kayaks, petanque and scooter rentals. In addition, we organize contests, fashion shows and Cuban or disco nights.
For couples who wish to celebrate their anniversary, honeymoon or wedding in Cuba (or just a romantic holiday) we have 4 luxurious suites available to choose from, but we do ask you to check conditions and availability beforehand.
BelleVue Playa Caleta Hotel Facilities
“Vista al mar” buffet restaurant. Breakfast 7:30am to 10:30; lunch 12:30pm to 2:30pm and dinner 6:30pm to 9:30pm
"Casa Blanca" à la carte international restaurant. Dinner 6:30pm to 9:30pm
“Don Dionisio” à la carte Italian restaurant. Dinner 6:30pm to 9:30pm
“Caguairán” snack bar. Open from 11:00am to 6:00pm and 11:00pm to 6:00am
“Escambray” lobby bar. Open 24h a day
“El cocotero” pool bar. Open from 11:00am to 11:00pm
“El cocotero” water bar. Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm
“Las Palmeras” café. Open from 7:30am to 10:00pm
“La Salsa” nightclub. Open from 11:00pm to 2.00am, located in the BelleVue Puntarena area
BelleVue Playa Caleta **** has 255 standard rooms, all with private balconies and views of the Caribbean Sea or the water canals.
All rooms are equipped with bathroom with shower and hairdryer, air conditioning, cable TV, direct dial telephone, minibar, Internet access (charged extra in advance) and safe deposit box.
Available at no charge
Beach towels (deposit paid in advance).
Transfer to the center of Varadero.
Available with charge
Legal services for weddings (consult).
Entertainment and acivities
Entertainment and activities available within or near the hotel at no charge
Daily activities under the Bluebay Salsa Club concept.
Children: from 2 to 11 years old
Children over 12 are considered adults
Reviews of BelleVue Playa Caleta
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Quimmik, Canada (25/04/2016)
Or room was a renovated room on the 7th floor(1722), the view of the canal was very nice, a lot of people say you get the smell of the refinery (which you canno...
Varadero is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula in the province of Matanzas, about 130km east of Havana and undoubtedly one of the most well-known destinations in Cuba.
Its foundation as a city began in 1887 when 10 families received permission to build their holiday homes; however, it wasn’t really until the 1940s that it began to take off as a summer resort, setting the building blocks for what it is today.
Varadero is an excellent choice for those who love water sports as it has the perfect conditions for scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, and yachting, with more than 40 types of coral, fish, turtles and other marine animals…
On top of all the treats the sea and the beach have to offer, many people enjoy cultural visits to the cities of Matanzas and Cárdenas, the Zapata Peninsula or the now derelict Balneario de San Miguel de los Baños.
History and nature go hand in hand with this tourist haven where visitors can enjoy the National Park, the Biosphere Reserve and the Ramsar site, Ciénaga de Zapata, which is one of the largest wetlands in the insular Caribbean with a vast, virgin landscape rich in autochthonous flora and fauna.
Archaeology is also another attractive feature in the area with an abundance of important sites. Among them, we have the San Ambrosio Cave with its primitive paintings – a legacy to the first settlers on these shores, the Musulmanes Caves, famous for its ceremonial relevance in the Siboney culture and Las Salinas, a salt mine, which formed the basis of the regional economy during colonial times.
Matanzas with its extraordinary cultural, historical and architectural attractions is also known as “The Athens of Cuba” for its poets. Matanzas is home to some noteworthy archaeological sites and caves, including, the Caves of Bellamar and Saturno (underground river), which are both interesting places to visit.
Zapata Peninsula is another offbeat attraction worth visiting that has its place in Cuba’s recent history books. In 1961, it was the scene of the failed Bay of Pigs mercenary invasion that was fended off and annihilated by Cuban militia in less than 72 hours.
If you’re searching for an authentic Cuban city then look no further than the municipality of Cárdenas, just 10km from Varadero. It’s sure to surprise visitors with its fusion of sculptures, buildings, museums, traditions, and the charm of the local people spread throughout this picturesque setting.
It’s also possible to book a catamaran and sail over to the small uninhabited island of Cayo Blanco to enjoy some snorkelling in the coral reef, a lobster lunch and best of all, swim with dolphins!
Josone Park in Varadero is a beautiful botanical garden with lush tropical vegetation. It’s quite a romantic spot; the park actually takes its name from the former owners José & Onelia, who dreamed of creating a place where their love and passion could live forever.
Travel by helicopter to Trinidad, about 500km from Varadero, a UNESCO world heritage site with amazing architecture and a special colonial air make it one of the best preserved cities in Cuba. Trinidad, also known as “Ciudad Museo”, is one of the most charming and magical cities throughout all the Caribbean and Latin America where the passage of time seems to have remained frozen in the era of the Spanish conquerors.
Varadero’s beaches on the Hicacos Peninsula are the most well known in Cuba. Actually, it’s the top destination for sun and sand on the entire island. If you think about Cuba, the beaches in Varadero possibly spring to mind.
It boasts 20km of top quality beaches reaching up to 1600m in width in the eastern part and 200m in the western area.
And with a very good tourism infrastructure, visitors are sure to find plenty of activities and attractions to keep them entertained on the beach.
With sunny weather throughout most of the year, the climate in Varadero is pretty similar to that found all over the island, tropical, seasonally humid, with maritime influences and semi-continental features.
Between January and April, the average temperature is about 20ºC and there are even some days above 30ºC.
In June, July, and August it’s constantly hot with temperatures above 30ºC. And then in October temperatures tend to drop a little but it’s still nice and hot and good beach weather.
The local cuisine in Varadero uses white rice with beans, roast pork, yucca, fried banana and grilled or fried chicken in many dishes. One of the most typical dishes in the region is ajiaco criollo, a stew with a mix of vegetables and a variety of meat including pork and chicken.
"Ranchón Bellamar", a distinctly Cuban restaurant, serves authentic Creole food like mahi mahi (a white fish similar to monkfish), prawns and Uruguayan fillet steaks (similar to cordon bleu).
Other delicious dishes in this beautiful paradise include picadillo (minced meat), which includes pepper, red onion, garlic, tomato sauce, olives, raisins and served with black beans; congrí oriental, a typical dish with fried rice, beans, onion and pieces of bacon; moros & cristianos, a simple dish, yet full of flavour, prepared with only beans and rice; and of course there are many others prepared in the same way with fish and rice.
After savouring any of these delicious dishes you simply have to try guenguel, a traditional dessert made from crushed corn, cinnamon and sugar; fried bananas or tostones; the mouth-watering buñuelos (fritters), made from a corn flour dough that is later fried, and with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon or honey.
When it comes to drinks, one of the most well-known and popular in Varadero is the delicious champola de guanábana, a traditional malted sweet milkshake with soursop (guanábana) ice cream, milk and sugar. We also have la melaza, a mix of water and sugar extracted from sugar cane, and of course the delicious Cuban coffee. But if you’re after something stronger, and feeling a bit more adventurous, Varadero is the perfect place to try the world renowned daiquiri, here it’s made with only white rum, lemon juice and a little sugar. Or you could opt for a Cuba libre that is simply rum and coke.
Varadero is full of restaurants, bars and other nightlife options. Some of the best nightclubs and cabaret spots include the Tropicana Matanzas cabaret, a small scale replica of the famous Havana nightclub; Benny Bar, a beachfront spot with live music and full of photos of the famous singer Benny Moré; and Ruinas de Matasiete, housed in an old 17th century Spanish fort decorated with ferns and plants that has an outdoor cabaret on Tuesdays with a small stage for shows, and functions as a nightclub the rest of the week.
Danzón is the official music and dance genre in Cuba with Miguel Faílde credited as the original inventor of the sound, the modern day sounds of mambo and the cha cha cha are both said to have derived from this rhythm. Each November, the best dance partners travel to Cubadanzón in Matanzas, where their skills and ability to assimilate the rhythm in a very small space can be admired.
In April, one of the most important Cuban theatre groups for children, the Papalote celebrates its festival surrounded, or better said invaded, by dolls and puppets. The theatrical shows are on at all hours of the day but the night time performances are more geared towards an adult audience. Artists from other countries travel to the Matanzas puppeteers’ event each year.
Varadero celebrates its most important holidays from the 7th to the 24th of December with shows, parades and performances in the street. The comparsas are sure to roll out the entertainment and keep the party in full swing.
As you’d expect, Carnival is another of the important events, and here there are two, the traditional one in January or February, and another one for kids in Matanzas in August where the children take centre stage.
The Varadero Gourmet Festival has gained relevance in recent years. It takes place in spring and displays innovations in food, drinks, and even Havana cigars.