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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. 

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
  • LindaPTravels : Toronto, Canada
We love the Pelicano!

After reading various reviews on the Pelicano I really didn't know what to think (at one point I was almost regretting my decision). We did get a great last minute price so were looking forward to the adventure. I must say we didn't have very high expectations - and we had a WONDERFUL TIME! We had a great flight with Air Transat (short stop in Havana - direct on the way home). When we first arrived I was a little taken aback with how arid the landscaping was. Our room was in block 44 (4401 - not oceanview as we were on the main floor - but we could hear the ocean from our patio and we were really only steps from the beach). We loved the location and would ask for that area again - not far from the beach or the pool or lobby. Everyone comments on how wonderful the staff are - and they are correct. The beach was a bit small when we were there - it changes daily with the tides - but it was beautiful. We walked to Playa Sirena and you feel like Robinson Caruso. The entire beach walk is beautiful and you 'barely' see a soul. We were glad we walked to Sirena but we decided that we liked our beach so much that we didn't go back (although you could take a taxi or bus there as well if you wanted to). As I said - I didn't have very high expectations but we enjoyed the food. Not 5* but it was great. Coffee in the mornings (especially in the lobby bar :) and a perfect omelette or crepe for breakfast were lovely and dinner with the musicians was fun as well. Always enjoyed my Spanish Coffee night cap too! I can't comment on the entertainment as we really do entertain ourselves at the beach all day (so are happy to go to bed relatively early). I would suggest that if you are looking for lots of action/dancing at night - this may not be the place for you. During our stay, I did go over to explore the Sol property. The vegetation is much more lush (and it did have a bit more of an upscale feel), but having stayed at Pelicano - I will look forward to returning again for another week in paradise! You really have to walk the beaches to believe it.

  • Ludka68 : Canada,Ontario
Peaceful and beautiful!!!

Our second visit was awesome just like the first time. The staff in hotel are amazing, friendly people. Made us feel comfortable. Our room was right at the beach, always clean. Food was tasty and lots of selection. Beach beautiful, water warm and big waves. We had great time in them. Playa Sirena and Paraiso are most beautiful and peaceful. We will be back next year!!!Thank you Hotel Pelicano and all staff!!!

  • Carla B : Kitchener, Canada
Our trip to Cayo Largo

Our trip started off bad. With Trans at. Will never fly with them again.But that's another review. . It took us 12 hours to get there.When we got there, the weather was just beautiful. From the airport to the hotel was a very short ride, maybe 5 kmService was very slow when we got to the lobbyWe paid extra for a ocean view. The resort needs a lot of TLCThe grounds were very dry and not looked after. The room was nice, a little out dated. But it kinda grew on us.The food was aweful at this resort, the worst we had in Cuba. And we have been 7 times now. The staff was very very friendly. We had Pedro and Dunia in the dining roomThey are the best!!! And the lady that cleaned our room ( Maricel ) was a sweetheart tooShe did a very good job. The beach was nice. Part clothing optional.The water was very rough tho. I like it calm. That's kinda what I expected.We visited playa Sirena, which wasn't all that. We were in Cayo Coco before at playa Pilar which was paradise. Will go back there for sure.Overall the holiday wasn't too bad. But we wouldn't go back to the same resort, sorry

  • makviss : Toronto, Canada
Amazing vacation

Our family had a great time! All the staff was extremely helpful, polite, and friendly and after a couple of days remember your name and what you usually order, entertainers are fun (Animacion Hotel Pelicano Cuba) - it was a pleasure to dance with them, professional dancers run a new show every night, the beach is beautiful )) Will definitely go there again!

  • jeric1974 : Warkworth, Canada
Cuba Cuba Cuba!!!!

We just returned from a beautiful trip from hotel Pelicano. This resort was amazing! The staff made you feel like a celebrity. Rooms were cleaned every day. Food was great. MARIO at the beach grill was the best! Renting the quads for the day is a must!!! Best way to see the island. The people of Cuba made this trip one of my favourites!! We will 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
  • 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

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.