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Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

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Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

We are trying to travel to Cuba in October from Vancouver, not many options, looks like sun wings might the "only" direct flight option, even that could be iffy. Every thing else is from the center of the universe Toronto . No wonder we go to Maui every year, just easy to get there. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great!

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Marjorie

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1. Re: Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

You could try making a stop at cuba of the north: Miami, florida.

Are you trying to fly directly to varadefo??? I've seen their airport but don't know wether its international. Try Habana or the eastern provinces. Lots to see there too.

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2. Re: Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

Varadero airport accepts international flights from the UK, Canada, Germany etc. It's impossible to get a direct flight from Vancouver to the eastern provinces of Cuba and flights from Canada to Cuba would not be via a US city.

With Air Transat recently dropping Vancouver as a departure city to Cuba it has reduced west coast options even further. We flew direct with Sunwing last year and it was fine. The year before we flew via Toronto with Westjet, it made for nice arrival and departure times into Varadero and only a 4 hour flight from there, pretty sweet! We've used Air Transat a number of times in the past and they were good too.

I hope you find something that will work for you Marjorie, Cuba is so worth the visit, and I've been to Kauai, the Big Island and Oahu so can make the comparison. Cuba is vastly different but has it's own charms :-)

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4. Re: Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

Thank you for responses, we also have been to Cuba a number of times, this trip in October is for Dh to defend his last year golf tourney win. So dates have to be a little specific. Also we have a week at melia las americas paid for. So we are looking to purchase one week vacation trip with a two week stay. So we have our work cut out for us, it is just annoying that it is sooooo difficult to vacation in the Caribbean from the west coast.

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5. Re: Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

West coast isn't the only western area that has very little non stop or direct for that matter to Cuba. Sunwing has started to but other than that. Most go through the Big Smoke. Have done it to get the package we wanted. Not great but we make a mini holiday out of it. Go in the day before, so as to not miss our flight, stay at the hotel at Terminal 3. Great fun. Have spent a few nites in YYZ concourse. Worth it to get to where we want to go in Cuba. Maybe someday the tour ops will indeed figure out that Westerners like to travel as well. While Mexico is nice theres a whole Caribbean to discover.

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6. Re: Not easy getting to varadero from the west coast!!

It just seems to be getting harder and harder, to find suitable flights from Vancouver , have done the stay over in Toronto and in Montreal . We just find it very inconvenient, lugging golf clubs a nd luggage , oh, poor us....:0). Like I say we will get there just going to be a little work.

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