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Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

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Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Hola Amigos

If you have any questions about the Blau Costa Verde, I will try my best to answer them. I (we) had a great week at this resort.

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1. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Hi, Curly50, glad you had a great time at BCV. Going back ourselves in March. What was the exhange rate this week?

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2. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Hola

It was about 14.345

We exchanged 100.00 CND at airport on arrival and got back 84 and change CUC. It changed daily at resort but not by much.

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3. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Hi Curly50,

I have just read your trip report, and glad to hear that you had a great time at the Blau we are off to stay for 2 weeks on 12th May, could you send me the e-mail to ask for room or block preferences, as we would like to do this before we go, as we have 2 weeks we will sort or reservations for the restaurants when we get there as we should have time..

which block do you believe is the best, as we would like a sea view if possible and a quiet block???

thanks, Longlegs

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4. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

i read your report could you tell me if their a lot of mosquitoes now we are going in feburary 2008

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5. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

hello longlegs

The e-mail for the Blau: rrpp@blau-cv.co.cu

Mrs Barbara Lobet is the public relations manager.

As for room (block) selection' we were in block 3

room 5302, third floor "ocean view, (ocean 300+ metres away). I don't think you will have a problem with noise at this resort as it gets pretty quiet at about 11pm.

evelyne62

We did not have any problem with mosquitoes, in fact I never saw one. BUT in the evening there was a bug that liked my ankles while I sat at the bar. Few people had sand flea bites but nothing serious. We were told to leave the beach by 5pm to prevent flea bites, I guess that is when they come out. The store at the Blau sells a spray for 7.50 cuc and it works well (so I was told). The stuff we take from Canada does not work well with the sand fleas in Cuba.

Hope this helps.

curly50

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6. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Thanks curly50,

i will e-mail Barbara nearer the time for a room request....

longlegs

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7. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

i am sorry but i have another couple request i want to thank you for all the question i have asked

1)_ Do they have bicycle for rent ?

2) can you walk on the Beach how long is the beach (why i am asking i love to walk ) not great on Tours

3) what should i bring for Cubans in my valise to take along that they need .

4) do i need my cell phone ?

can i send an e-mail at the hotel if in case ?

my see phone i can send e-mail will there be a problem with the boaderguard at the airport ?

if you can not answer all these question that is ok too i appreciate what you have tol me already thousand thanks evelyne

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8. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

evelyne62:

I can answer some of your questions.

1. You can rent a bicycle there (free of charge). It's where you rent the mopeds from outside the entrance to the hotel.

2. You can walk along the beach past the Playa Costa Verde and Playa Pesquero in one direction probably about half a mile or more. In the other direction you can walk past the dive centre and then through the trees to another beach, but it is mainly walking on coral, no proper path.

3. Plenty of threads on this subject, just do a search.

4. Doubtful if your cell phone will work in Cuba. Only Rogers and Fido of the Canadian phones work.

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9. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Evelyne

As per your questions...

1-Bicycles are free for the Blau guests.

2-The beach is not very long for walks,about 15min

from one end to the other.

3-Childrens shoes and clothing.

4-I personally would not take a cell phone.The newer

phones have GPS built right in them and that is

illegal in Cuba and your phone should you decide to

take it will be seized by Cuban customs.

5-There is a computer you can use for E-mail.You buy

a 1/2 hour card for 3 CUC or 1 hour card for 6 CUC.

I just used the phone in my room to call home and

that is 2 CUC per minute. A 61 second call= 2 min.

charge.(4 CUC)..

Hope this helps you

curly50

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10. Re: Just back from Blau Costa Verde Jan.16--23 /08

Bellagio types faster than me :)