From Jul 26, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018:

Recent complaints regarding the hotel hygiene, pool water condition, and food leave us no option but to, as a first measure, warn future clients that we have received negative reviews lately on this resort.

We are establishing direct communication with the hotel in hope that the issues are under immediate care to be solved.

Hotel Occidental Arenas Blancas

Vacation spot: Varadero
Address: Calle 64 y final, Varadero, Matanzas , Cuba.
Phone: (+53) 45 61 44 99
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Barceló
Energy: 220 V / 60 Hz

Occidental Arenas Blancas is an all inclusive hotel in one of Cuba's most popular destinations, with a great location in the town of Varadero, within walking distance to the town's main sights and on the seafront of Varadero's undeniable beautiful beach, with over 20 km of fine white sand and crystal clear waters.

The beach area is lovely, with plenty of parasols and sun loungers; there are large shaded areas for relaxing in the 3 outdoor pools (children's pool is integrated into the main pool) plus 2 Jacuzzis, and a wide range of sports (including 3 tennis courts).

Rooms need improvements since some haven't been refurbished in a while. Furniture, mini-bars and air conditioning units are old and maintenance is needed, in rooms and other areas of the hotel as well.

Food is certainly not the hotel's best quality but there are many restaurants and bars to choose from: the buffets and snack bars during the day, the à la carte restaurants at nights (the latter aren't terrific but a nice change from the buffet).

Also, since the hotel is close to many restaurants and bars it is easy to go out for nice dinner in town.

Guests staying at this hotel can enjoy the facilities and services of the Barceló Solymar (except for the buffet restaurant).

Location Details


Varadero's city center: just 100m away.

Varadero's golf course: 4 KM away

Varadero's port: 12 km

Varadero's Int'l airport (VRA) - 28 km

Havana's Int'l airport (HAV)- 140 km

GPS: 23.157229 | -81.241901


Taxis available 24 x 7

Car and motorcycle rental

Hop on Hop off bus


Buffet-style restaurant opening the following hours:

Breakfast: from 07.00 to 10.00

Continental breakfast: 10:00 - 11:00

Dinner: 18.30 to 22.00


A la carte restaurants

(2 à la carte dinners for every 7-night stay, choosing from):


Trattoria Venecia Restaurant

A restaurant specialising in traditional Italian cuisine.

Opening hours: 18.30 - 23.00


“El Quijote”, specialising in Spanish cuisine.

Opening hours: 18.30 - 23.00


"Sol y Arena", a restaurant specialising in seafood (lobster included).

Reservations and formal wear (long trousers) are required.

Opening hours: 18.30 - 23.00


"Mariachi", Mexican restaurant.

Opening hours: 18.30 - 23.00


"Pagoda", specializing in Oriental cuisine.

Opening hours: 18.30 - 23.00

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

2 snack bars by the pool of each hotel, open 10.00 - 23.00 (snacks 11.00 - 18.00 hrs).


2 lobby bars, open 7:00 - 23:00 hrs.


2 discos, open 21:00 - 2:00 hrs.


Bar-trattoria "Venice", open 6:00 - 18:00 and 22:00 - 6:00 hrs.

*No alcoholic drinks are offered during the day.


Solymar's beach bar, open 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.


"Las Dunas" ice cream bar, open 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.


Arenas Blancas' Cuban bar, open 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.


Cigar bar, specialized in cigars, rum and coffe, open 18:30 - 1:00 hrs.


Solymar's night time snack bar, open 23:00 - 6:00 hrs.

Maximum Occupation and Children by Room

Maximum Occupation: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child (2-12 years) with existing beds.

Other possible combinations are: 1 adult + 2 or 3 children, 1 adult + 2 babies, 2 adults + 2 babies.

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Water Polo
  • Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Beach volleyball
  • Windsurf
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Starting diving
  • Beach Soccer
  • Kayak
  • Jet ski
  • Paddleball
  • Golf nearby
  • Scuba diving
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Darts
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Children's club
  • Playground
  • Kid's area in swimmingpool
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Babysitting
Fun and Entertainment
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Dancing lessons
  • Giant chess
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Night shows
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
Facilities for physically disabled persons
  • Rooms for physically disabled persons
  • Wheelchair accessible
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner for couples
  • Honeymoon breakfast in the room the day after arrival
  • Photography service
  • Legal service for weddings and renewal of vows
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Private check in
  • Notary services
  • Free late check out (subject to availability)
  • Gazebo
Health and Beauty
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Beauty parlor
Internet Access
  • Internet Café
  • Internet access in the lobby (Wi-Fi)
  • Currency exchange
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Specialty restaurants
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Car rental
  • Scooter rental
  • Medical services
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Postal service
  • Luggage room
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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