Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba , Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort

The Memories Paraiso Azul Resort in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. The most amazing beach I’ve seen to date, the sand is like pancake batter it is so fine. This is one resort that would be worth coming back to for a second visit.
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Hotel Blau Varadero**** is a very luxury hotel and fully equipped. After a trip to Cuba it`s wonderful to relax here a view days on
the beautiful beach. You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. In the huge hall you will find the bar, recreation room, game room and shops. There`s a curtain of plants from the top floor. The room and bathroom were very spacious and clean. Each room has a large balcony (with a clothesline) and sea view. In the beautiful garden was the large pool with plenty of sunbeds. There were also a number of tennis courts. All meals were buffet style and beautifully decorated. There was lots of choice and the quality was very good. I can highly recommend this hotel.
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Travel Tip: Visit Punta Frances Beach in Cuba for untouched beauty

Travel Tip: Visit Punta Frances Beach in Cuba for untouched beauty

Looking for an untouched beach with pristine water? Check our Punta Frances beach in Cuba!
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On December 17, 2014, an agreement between the United States and Cuba, brokered in part by Canada and Pope Francis, began the process of restoring international relations between Cuba and the United States. On April 14, 2015, the White House announced President Obama will remove Cuba from the American government’s list of nations which sponsor terrorism. The Cuban government has reportedly welcomed the decision as “fair”. On June 30, 2015, Cuba and the U.S. reached a deal to reopen embassies in their respective capitals and reestablish diplomatic relations.

On the cusp of a big change, Cuba in 10 years most likely won’t look or feel anything like the Cuba of today. We were there to film the Cuba of today, or we better say the Cuba of yesterday.

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Memories Beach Resorts | Beach & Pool Activities | Cayo Santa Maria Cuba | All inclusive Vacations

Escape to the pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters of Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba with a stay at the Memories Azul Beach Resort or the Memories Paraiso Beach Resort. Both located on a glorious stretch of Cayo Santa Maria beach, guests can delight in powder-soft sand and warm, tranquil waters. Stroll along the charming boardwalk that leads you to the beach from your resort and prepare for an array of fun sports and activities. Take part in a game of beach volleyball, head out on the water with kayaks and catamarans, catch the wind while windsurfing, paddle your way to fun with paddle boats, or simply bask under a golden sun for some ultimate relaxation. The dazzling pool at each resort also provides you with a relaxing and refreshing retreat. Splash around in the water, float around with a refreshing cocktail, or participate in organized group activities and exercises in and by the pool. Keep your thirst at bay with delicious cocktails at the pool bar where you can also meet and mingle with other guests. If you’re looking for the ultimate beach vacation in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, choose Memories Beach Resorts for your stay and indulge in all inclusive luxury at their fabulous deluxe beach resorts.
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Havana Cuba 2015 Beach Defences Docu-Pix: Castro’s Bay of Pigs Effect-Embargo on Cuba Documentary

BEACHES: 2015 HAVANA CUBA DOCUMENTARY PHOTO TOUR: FIDEL CASTRO’s 1960s COLD WAR re the Cuba Embargo & the US Bay of Pigs Invasion /Cuban Missile Crisis & the CIA Secret Cuban Military Bunker Effect. MUSIC: Ah2, “Cuban Pete” — YT Audio

A Step-by-Step Travel Documentary of an Actual 1960s Cuba Defense Battlefield near Havana Cuba’s Tarara Beach Suburb c 2015 By the Hemingway Wannabe.

Michael Dobbs, in “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War”(2008),, the Washington Post reporter states in a speculative 2nd-invasion chapter:

“If all else failed, his [Fidel Castro’s] Soviet allies had tactical nuclear weapons hidden in the hills behind Tarara beach and other likely landing spots that could wipe out an American beachhead in a matter of minutes.”

While hiking, I stumbled upon this battleground before Goggle Earthing the SAM base (still active) and finding Michael Dobbs’ book. To me, these 60s Soviet-produced bunkers, nests, trenches, & huts immediately garnished concrete testimony to the Cuban Missile Crisis — here, defence bunkers were installed from the beach to upper Tarara farmland above La Habana Cuba’s northeast coast highway, with more scattered from here to Varadero.
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Fidel Castro: US Wrongdoing

Little known to the American people, after the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by the USA, Fidel Castro, in anguished anticipation of a 2nd invasion by the US, openly constructed, from Tarara Cuba (Havana suburb) to Varadero, a Soviet / Cuban missile / tank defense network, now a series of ancient, uninvaded, unbarrackaded battlefields on the hidden slopes of Cuba’s N coast, Today, these lonely, hollow bunkers are a grim reminder of how pathetically close we came to nuclear war.

Here, then, for the first time, with this, my (the Hemingway Wannabe’s) unexpected photo discovery on a Feb 2013 hike, we see that Dobbs’ imaginative 2nd US invasion of Cuba at Tarara Beach was indeed anticipated, in the mind and pocketbook of Fidel Castro via the Soviets, aknowledgement of which was rendered conveniently moot 50+ years ago when the US government banned American tourist travel to Cuba,. Question is, “Who’s been brainwashing who?”

Consider how ironic it is, that for the past 20 years of the US embargo on Cuba (including essential medicines and, given the biblical proportions of this 50+ year travesty suffered by the now 11 million+ good people of Cuba), Israel, whose elderly suffered Nazi genocide during WW2, remained the only country with the US in the UN to say “nay” to lifting the economic blockade!

Consider how the United States, for 50 years, has forbidden its own citizens from travelling to Cuba to see the truth for themselves, at an outrageous penalty of thousands of dollars per capita! A CIA cover-up? Some “democracy”! “Hate crime” comes to mind, and “crimes against humanity”.
One has to wonder again why President Kennedy was assassinated– was it to threatened every president to come? Who did the presidency betray by cancelling his support in mid-invasion? How many presidents have been forced to tow the line since?


As a Canadian, I feel fraternity with all Americans and I hesitate, in these tenuous times, to reveal “America’s Wrongdoing”, lending more “hate” to America’s more-irrational enemies. I can only recommend that we each do what we can to end our dependency on petroleum and put an end to war.
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The Art Of: The Beach – Bikini Designer Influenced By Cuban Heritage – Ovation

When it comes to her line of swim wear, fashion designer Nicole Di Rocco has always been influenced by her families Cuban heritage. After years of replicating those old photos, Nicole travels to Cuba to stage a photo shoot and absorb the culture.

The Art Of: The Beach premieres on Wednesday, January 14 at 10ET/7PT

“The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” Each week, a new artistic medium is explored through profiles of boundary-pushing artists. Focusing on the celebrated as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form and uncovers how and why these artists do what they do. From burlesque dancers to hair sculptors and dessert denizens, each week “The Art Of” reveals the passion that keeps these artists motivated and inspired.

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