The Beautiful Beaches of Varadero

As mentioned in last weeks post, this week’s post is all about the time I spent in Varadero, Cuba with my family. This break was a “lay by the pool and not do much” sort of break but the location was beautiful!

We stayed in a Melia resort right on the beach with all inclusive food and included activities too. My brothers and I spent a lot of time kayaking and snorkelling around the turquoise blue, clear waters while my dad windsurfed around the bay. Whether we were sitting by the pool, eating in the Trinidad restaurant or having a relaxed drink in the lobby bar, the beautiful bright blue waters could be seen from all angles.

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This time of year is hurricane season in the Caribbean so when you’re visiting in the summer you are taking the risk of stormy whether. The storms usually take place in the afternoons however we hadn’t seen any rain until we got to Varadero. All of a sudden the wind picked up and these dark grey clouds were rolling over. We moved under shelter just in time for the heavens to open. Although it rained for most the evening the sunset was probably the best sunset I have ever seen! The rain also come with lightening and thunder and as the storm moved over us out to the ocean you could see the lightening strikes shooting down and across the horizon.

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All I can say about Varadero is how beautiful the beaches are and that if it’s not on your list of places to visit soon then you are missing out!

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Peace out guys x

Easter Adventures in Puerto Banus

 

Over Easter I spent a few days in Marbella Spain with my family. The flight to Spain is around two and a half hours so we landed in Spain at around 9:30 in the morning. We had a car hire and headed off out of the airport to our apartment courtesy of air bnb. The apartment was nice and modern with a shared pool and small garden. It was a short walk into Puerto Banus from the apartment and a short drive in the other direction to Marbella.

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Puerto Banus is popular for its yachts and sports cars. The main feature of the town is the marina that stretches right out onto the seafront. Down the road that runs along side the marina are countless restaurants, cafes and bars and lots of designer shops. Quite a few sports cars are parked down the marina and occasionally you’ll see one driving down the main street with it’s roaring engine trying not to run anyone over.

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The other town we headed to was Marbella which feels bigger than Puerto Banus. Theres a stretch of road that runs along the beach front where we sat and had brunch in front of the ocean. It was quite windy on the beach but I still managed to get sun burnt.

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Most of the time we spent in Spain involved laying on the beach and going out for meals, it was very chilled. On one of the days we headedto Gibraltar which is in an hour drive from where we were. If you want to read more about our day trip to Gibralatar check out my other blog post: Day Trip to Gibraltar

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For more on the Spanish adventures follow this link

I hope you enjoyed the small insight into Puerto Banus and Marbella, comment below your favourite places in Spain to visit so i can check them out! Peace out guys! x