Hello – Could you provide me information on what the distance is from staying in a casa particular near Havana University and going to Varadero (staying at Hotel Playa De Oro) – and then going to the Saturn and Santa Catalina Caves? What is the cost? Best means of getting to these places? and what is the distance roughly..please? thank you.
The best way to get from Havana to the hotel in varadero is with a taxi. For a private yellow air conditioned taxi, the cost is 95cuc (95usd). The distance is 180km and takes about 2 hours. I can organize this easily.
The caves are about 25km from the hotel in varadero. It’s not a long trip. It should take about 30 to 45 minutes. We cannot organize a specific taxi for you, for this trip. There will be taxis at the door of the hotel and you can ask a driver to take you to the caves. It would cost about 30$ to 40$ for the trip. Maybe you negotiate with one of the drivers and offer 50$ for him to bring you to the cave and then wait while you explore and then drive you back. It would be a fair price. You would negotiate directly with a driver at the hotel.