RE: [ksurf] Cuba Vacation in Varadero
- For information on the resort go to
This is one of the best sites for reviews of Caribbean resorts. They even
have the resort map. I was in building 29 which is the closest to the
We traveled from Toronto with Air Transat. The cost was about $1250 per
person with Club Transat. Club Transat is a better class of service with
include wide seats, cooked meals, bar service,... but most importantly for
kiteboarders, a higher luggage allowance. That is 40kg per person rather
We didn't rent a car.
To look up prices I would recommend www.selloffvacations.com.
Where are you from loco?
From: loco [mailto:loco4olas@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ksurf] Cuba Vacation in Varadero
Any more info on costs of the resort and food, car rental etc?
And getting there, and where from?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Tae" <ptae@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 5:14 AM
Subject: [ksurf] Cuba Vacation in Varadero
> I just got back from a vacation at TRYP Peninsula Varadero. We were
> there Nov. 19-26. This resort is on the north side of the peninsula near
> the end where the land curves towards the south. The beach is at a great
> angle for a side-onshore wind coming from the east or east-north-east.
> first five days were all kiteable right from the beach at the resort with
> perfect side-onshore conditions. The last three days the wind died and
> I got out kiting on three days with my 13m 2004 Slingshot Fuel and
> my Hana Crew Genesis II, a 133cm x 38cm board. The first two of these
> was perfect for my 140 lbs. The last was just slightly too little for me
> stay upwind with this equipment. If I had brought one of my bigger boards
> or my 17m Cabrinha Black Tip I'm sure it would have been no problem.
> The launching area was perfect. The beach was about 35m wide and to
> the east of the resort there was a gap of about 200m before the next
> This area was completely clear with plenty of space to self launches and
> As for a kiteboading destination I couldn't ask for much more. My
> understanding is that the wind is better in January-March so that might be
> better time to go.
> As for the resort, unfortunately the food left us wanting and the
> lack of high chairs for our 21-month daughter was more of a pain than I
> would have imagined.
> Hung, where did you stay when you went to Varadero last year?
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