Sol Pelicano

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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.

Overview
If a stunning beach is your vacation priority, look no further. Everyone raves about the stunning white sand, turquoise waters and calm seas here. Perfect for a low-key vacation whether you're a couple, a family, or anyone looking for complete relaxation. And the staff garner rave reviews for their enthusiasm, friendliness and service.

Location: Beachfront, 10 minutes from Juan Vitalio Acuna International Airport, 11 minutes to Pueblo.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Rixodecimal : Repentigny, Canada
You have to try to appreciate

I visited this resort in mid July (9th-16th/ 2017) although I knew the heat could be an issue.This hotel appearance probably had better days to send it to the top of the chart, but never judge a book by its cover. The rooms are clean and bug less. The main eating places looked clean but flies were sometimes very annoying.Walking on the site, you sometimes cross a whiff of sewers. Weak vegetation, unpainted windows, piles of rocks over different broken cement structures… all in all, this place needs TLC but then I tell myself I’m in low season and what if this happens to be part of its charm. The heart of this place resides in their employees who extend the expectations of service to a higher level.The beach is very nice and people from every age seem to enjoy it even if algae pile up here and there. From time to time when you are walking on the beach, you will come across giant turtle tracks going up to a laying place and a few nudists on each ends of the beach.Cayo Largo has a program to save the sea turtles, collect the eggs and release them when the time comes. On their web site, you can find how you can bring food to the rescue center.Occasionally you will step returning to your room when you come across the crabs. (they are more frighten of us the we are of them). and fall in love with one of the many cats on the site. If you buy Internet for your phone or pad (1.50 cuc /hr) keep your card because every time you get disconnected you need those numbers to re-log*If you must change money, do it at the hotel or go to the marina’s bank and get a -10% rate.Pros: • The beach is nice• The rooms are very clean• The personal is very attending• The excursion (sun set) is a must ($)• The four wheels motorcycle ($$)• The band that plays when you eat• Food is basic Cuban customary buffet• Turtles activities (night or day) ($)• 10 minutes from the airportCons: • The pool is very salty and very hot• Lack of information on the site*• Occasional smells from sewers• The place looked like it came out of a mild stormAll in all I loved my stay but you have to try to appreciate

  • Tor1_9 : Toronto, Canada
Nice Place

We liked our stay in July 2017. The resort is nice, clean, well kept. Beach is OK, but the water is deep - you can't get more than 15-20' from the shore. Staff is friendly. Room is nice and clean (ask for the room close to the beach - it's also farther from the loud music at the pool). Pool is too shallow - 3' max depth. Food is so-so - usual Cuban resort food, very few meat and fruits, no ice-cream at all. Except of your room and the restaurant there is no air-conditioning anywhere - tough for the tropical climate. Wi-Fi is in a lobby only, for fee.

  • angdom10 : st-eustache,quebec
Don't judge a book by its cover

When we arrived, we were totally disappointed.It is VERY old and worn out.Buffet had very little choice and we actually wanted to change places.After a day or two we saw many positive aspects.the POSITIVE =the friendliest staff EVER, they even say good bye to you at the lobby when you leave,always helpful.the nicest beach is in front of our hotel, less seaweed when there are somelive band at lunch time at the restaurant near the beach and buffetwater pressure and heat in shower is like home :)Five minutes from airportFood was tastyCan walk on the beach for hoursthe negative=old but cleanlots of stranded cats and crabssome days lots of seaweed in ocean, difficult to get inCurrency exchange is a rip off, they give us 67 CUC for a Canadian dollarVariety of food, always the same thing, wine was terribleHad to pay 14 cuc for the saveBeds and pillows are uncomfortableWE had a great time, it's a small place, all the staff will recognize you and attend to your needs.Weather was great.Went to the 2 other beaches with a small boat which was nicer.Very relaxing and quiet.Not a party place.It is mostly a family place.

  • Goldreka : Montreal
Very friendly place

Hotel Pelicano, Cayo Largo, CubaI’ve stayed at the Pelicano from June 24 to July 1 2017 with my wife and 2 kids.If you’re aware of where you’re going, then you won’t be deceived. That was my case. My travel agent had told me about the good and bad side of this hotel, so I knew what to expect.One thing that need to be fixed right away is the lights in the alleys. Some of them are not functioning and it’s hard to know where you’re going at night, especially on your first night.The food is OK. But a lot of things are missing every day. In my case, there was no bacon after my second day (and so on). But in Cuba, it’s common that you don’t always get everything you’re looking for when it’s time to eat. In general, the food was good. For some reason I can’t explain, the soups are amazing. I also had langouste (Crayfish) one night and it was delicious. My friend had shrimps for that same dinner, and he told me they were good.The kids club/ kid pool is very nice, but there’s not a lot of shade. So you can’t go there during the day with very young kids.Depending where you read on the Pelicano, it’s rated a 3 or 4 stars. I would say it’s a little 4 stars. What’s make this place worth the money is the staff. Everybody work really hard to make you feel like home.The pool guy (Luis) work from day till night to make sure to pool is clean. He’s also an artist and he paint nice plate or frame that you can buy. It’s a nice souvenir to bring back. If you want to bring him a present, bring him paint brushes (of all kind) because the ones he has are getting really old. You wonder how he can paint with what he has. You can also bring him a beer from where ever you are from in the world, he will be delighted. There’s no wet bar…it’s a bummer!Nader and « the guy that looks like Pitbull » at the lobby bar make the best espresso in the world. They’re nice company to talk with and they give you a nice and personalized service 24/7.Sylvio and Yanice (I think, sorry if I misspell your name) are also really nice people. They work at the Pool snack bar.Henry and his partner are great waiter at the buffet and give a great service.Finally, Mijael and Hansel are doing an amazing job at animation. The entertainment is nice and they walk around all day (between the pool and the beach) to make sure guest get what they need.The staffs really make this place special. You feel like they own the hotel.The place is also well kept. You can eat on the floor everywhere. I’m a jogger, so I was getting up pretty early to be able to make my daily run and everybody was hard at work at 6h30-7h00am to make sure the place was fresh and clean. The room are really clean. Some of them are upgraded (flat screen TV and nicer bathroom) and some are a bit older. But they’re all spic and span. Most room have balcony. They have hook installed to put a rope to do a washing line. It’s very useful to dry your stuff after a day at the beach or at the pool. There’s also a terasse on the roof of most building. It’s a very nice place to have a cold one, but very hot. The AC in my room was OKSo for the money you are paying, you can’t complain.You will have an OK place with a great staff and a great mood.If you go to Cayo Largo, make sure to go at Playa Sirena and Playa Paradiso.The turtle farm is also pretty fun.Make sure you bring a lot of mosquito repellent.I was there at the end of June, so the weather was hot and humid…exactly what I was looking for.I would probably go back at the Pelicano if I go back in Cayo Largo.One last thing, if it your first time in Cuba, remember that there’s still an embargo and that common product have a lot of value there. So yes, they appreciated your tip ($$$), but they really like all the others things you can bring. I’m talking personal hygiene product (toothbursh, toothpaste, deodorant, maxi pad, etc.), children Tylenol, kid’s toy, running shoes, etc. Make goodies bag, they’re really appreciated and you get the best service once you get them this. And remember, everything can be traded in Cuba!!! ;-)

  • Jérémie R :
A great opportunity for a relaxing stay

The staff is very eager for you to enjoy your stay as much as possible. This is a 3-stars hotel for sure, and it delivers exactly that experrience. The sleep experience is enhanced by a necessary air-conditioning, but on the offside the mattresses springs could clearly be felt through fabrics.Simple, relaxing, food is overall good. Food variety can be bothersome after a while, but it is to be expected. Special restaurants reservations nights make for a nice change with air-conditioned romantic rustic foods and local cuisine by the sea.The evening shows were astounding as a great professionnal and beautiful dancers troop of national caliber delivers extraodinary performances night after night. Cabaret, ballet and burlesque and more. I would take more of it anyday.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Sailing, Hobie Cats, Windsurfing (at Sirena beach) 
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Exercise classes
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • 307 rooms in eighteen 2 & 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurant (Creole, International/Ranchon, Grill/BBQ)
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Snack bar and Beach bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 1 tennis court (fee)
  • Designer boutique
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Outdoor Wedding Location
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Mini-fridge
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults
Oceanview Rooms also available.
Kids Deal! - First kid 3-12 stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids up 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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  • Sol Pelicano
    Cayo Largo,Cuba

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Sol Pelicano
Cayo Largo del Sur Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo 27900 Cuba

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