Iberostar Playa Blanca

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.


Feel your cares drift away in this relaxed setting amid palms and Cayo Largo's resident turtles, gulls and pelicans. Kick off your shoes and stretch out beside the pool, discover the beauty of the island by bicycle, enjoy the basketball and volleyball courts or go snorkeling and explore the undersea wonders of the offshore coral reef.

Location: Beachfront, 10 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • M R :
Playa Blanca

This was our first hotel to stay in Cuba. The staff was very nice and they tried their best to give us a great time. There is a small bus that goes into the local marina if you need money or other sundries. The people in the area are very nice and helpful. I would recommend this as a first hotel if you are going to stay in Cuba.

  • djRice_Toronto : Toronto, Canada
So Much Better than Before.

Well, from my previous review (2010) I thought this was such a horrible place to go. Now I am redeeming this resort due to the numerous renovations and addition to the resort. My husband and I travelled June 16 to 23. More polished and villas were painted. We arrived and were upgraded to Villa Bellarena (Turisanda area) from my understanding, this part of the resort was exclusively for Italian Visitors, but had since been opened to the rest of the tourists.I can not begin to express how beautiful this part of the resort was. We were put up in gorgeous wood cabins that occupied a comfortable sofa, king size bed, 2 shower bathrooms, another sitting area, a hammock in the balcony and 2 tanning beds, you have to honestly see it to believe it. It was more like an executive cottages. Extremely gorgeous and clean. Our chambermaid Rosa really took care of us. We always came back to our room spotless. The Buffet Restaurant was delicious. The chefs were Italians, I recommend the Grilled Chicken and the pastas. So tasty. Flans and empanada desserts were our favourite and of course the seasonal fruits. Overall I am impressed.

  • cds01440 : Montréal, Québec
Horrible, safe out

Horrible Hotel, avoid(flee) and not to metter never feet. Horrible food, not functional air conditioning, no beach(range), infiltration of water through windows in case of rain, filtration of defective swimming pool. After 5 different trip in Cuba, the worst that I have never had all my life

  • suescanning : Lethbridge, Canada
Fun times, great value

Friendly staff, great drinks, music and beaches. This resort is small and budget priced with many repeat visitors. Guests tend to be younger tourists enjoying a week in Cuba. The food is good and I enjoy the dancers entertainment team.

  • Chachabeach : Welland, Canada
Relaxing break!

This was my second trip to Cuba, first time to Cayo Largo... Stayed at the Iberostar Playa Blanca, travelled with my 21 year old daughter. We were looking for somewhere to relax and take a short break between completing her university exams and starting work for the summer. We decided on this hotel for a five day stay, and we were pleasantly surprised.The Hotel,It was in decent shape, we stayed in an ocean view bungalow, and would choose a bungalow again. The beds and pillows were very good, the room and bathroom were spotless! There is a safe in the closet. The common areas were also extremely clean. The pool was in need of having the liner changed. The restaurants and bars were also kept very clean. The hotel was closing for renovations the week after we were there, apparently correcting the problem with pool and redoing all the bathrooms etc...Food & BeverageBreakfast was decent, cheeses, deli meats, sweet rolls, fruit, omelet station and more. Expresso is available at all the bars.The Ranchon for lunch was closed while we were there so there was only the snack bar open at midday, hot dogs, chicken, salads, cheese, deli meats, etc pretty basic but easy to find something to eat. We were visited by the resort cats and 1 very large iguana.Ranchon for dinner once, a la carte, the food was good, but felt rushed.Buffet for dinner, was very good, pasta bar, pizza bar, we had excellent turkey, fish...Bar service, I wish the bartenders were trained on how to mix a drink, and that they were consistent throughout the resort. The bar staff and restaurant were always friendly and eager to please, a small tip goes a long way!My biggest concern would be the flies in the buffet restaurant, they really need to address this!BeachOk, we all know that there is no beach at the hotel, wasn't an issue for us. Shuttle is provided to the Beach or you can take a cab for 2 pesos per person each way, and travel on your own schedule. They have bars at both beaches. The beaches are gorgeous, a must visit! The beaches are clothing optional. General, there is wifi in the lobby for a small price, we couldn't seem to get on in afternoon, but mornings and evenings were fine. The shows at night are worth a look-see, you have to admire the enthusiasm! The staff resort wide is to be commended! Be warned if you are looking for an activity packed vacation this is not the destination for you. The island is small! The village consists of 1 store, 1 bank (if you to buy pesos you will need to do a cash advance), 1 bar, (that is open during the day), marina, some souvenir shacks, dive shop and the turtle rescue. Go and see the turtle rescue they rescue and release thousand of sea turtles every year! Please make a donation while you are there!Overall this was a much better destination than our previous experience. We would return!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am - 2am)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (available at Playa Sirena)
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Exercise classes
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • 306 rooms in 2 & 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Creole, International)
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Lounge bar and Pool bar
  • Evening entertainment
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 lit tennis courts on-site (fee)
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Outdoor Wedding Location

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Max occ 3

Villa Bellarena Section:

  • Separate superior section located 300 meters from the main reception of Playa Blanca, directly on the beach
  • Same amenities as standard room in Playa Blanca section

Villa Marinera Section:

  • 10km (approx. 15 min.) away from Playa Blanca near the Marina
  • 1-storey bungalows
  • Air-conditioned
  • 2 Single beds
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety deposit box 

Kids Deal! 1 child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with adult(s). Date restrictions may apply.

For the Kids:

  • Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club
  • Babysitting service (fee)
  • Playground
  • Kids' pool

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Iberostar Playa Blanca
    Cayo Largo,Cuba

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Hotel Ole Playa Blanca
Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Largo 10300 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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