Varadero Cuba Airport Review | Jamie Hardcastle

I agree with all other comments. Baggage claim is still taking a long time considering the short distance from the aircraft and minimal schedules. Priority baggage tags don’t seem to be recognised either. The two baggage carousels are positioned on either side of the walk route to arrivals, so if there are a lot of people they end up blocking the path! There is a handy radiation monitor just above the exit from baggage claim – useful if you’re about to sit in the sun (I presume it was UV radiation)! A clarification on the taxis – and particularly those at the airport are allowed to charge by the meter, AND the meter can run at whatever rate the driver chooses, as long as it’s displayed on the window of the taxi. So, before getting in any taxi, check the rate displayed on side or on the wind screen. 0.29 Level per km seems ok, but many taxis at the airport will charge three times that amount per km! Even Varadero resorts should only cost 20-35 CUC, let alone . If departing from the airport, be aware that there aren’t any eating establishments – so if you’ll be hungry, get something before you get there! Overall, not an amazing airport, but it much better than many others of it’s age! And if there is only one flight departing from your terminal, it shouldn’t take too long to pass through security.

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