Blau Costa Verde

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Our Opinion
The new "PLUS" section of Blau Costa Verde offers superior room categories, new bars, new restaurants, new swimming pool and full access to services of the entire resort. 
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.

The Blau Costa Verde is set on Playa Pesquero, an absolutely stunning white sand beach. The hotel offers European flair, impeccable service and a multilingual staff who are eager to please. If you're seeking a secluded stretch of beach with calm waters for sailing, swimming and snorkeling, this hotel is ideal.
Location: Situated directly on Playa Pesquero. 60 minutes from Holguin airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Bruce P : Essex, Canada
The Cuban people make this such a friendly place to stay.

Booked into Blau Costa Verde PLus 6 weeks ahead and the Plus rooms were actually cheaper than the regular rooms. Stayed in building 16 just behind the Plus Pool ( they call it the VIP section) nice size clean rooms, excellent maid service every day. No one seems to care if non Plus guests visit the VIP pool or two VIP bars certainly didn't bother any other guests. Visited all the a la carte restaurants and all were very good, although even the buffet was good for Cuba. We did not hear anyone complaining about the food.The bar service was decent, but the juices available for the frozen drinks wasn't very good and only the VIP bars consistently had Vodka . Because we were there the week Fidel Castro passed away, all the shows were cancelled and there was no music played at the resort. Put a damper on the partying, but most guests hung out at the lobby or snack bar and chatted.All of the staff made an effort to be friendly and helpful and they appreciated our attempts at using Spanish even though most of them could understand several languages.We met a lot of interesting people and enjoyed the Blau and the Holguin area, would definitely recommend this for a relaxing vacation.Great staff and coffee at the snackbar really made our days.

  • Norelco M :
An Amazing Resort that is very Affordable

My family of four just spent the week of November 19th to the 26th at The Blau Costa Vere Plus Beach Resort. We all had an exceptional vacation and we were extremely impressed with the resort. • Beaches 10 out of 10, excellent for sunbathing and snorkeling. • Pools 10 out of 10, huge updated pools that are gorgeous,• Rooms 9 out of 10, nice sized rooms, very clean and recently updated,• Security 10 out of 10, 24 hour security presence, extremely safe,• Landscape 10 out of 10, gorgeous setting• Bars 9 out of 10, very nice pool side bars, and bar located at the beach • Dining 7 out of 10, the dining facilities were very nice, the dining staff was exceptional, the quality of the food appeared good. There was an abundance of food. I gave it only a 7 because I am not a big fan of Cuban food. I like spicy food and I did not find it here. • Excursions 10 out of 10, we took a private tour of Holguin including a cigar factory and had a wonderful day. I typically do not like all-inclusive resorts. This resort is truly all inclusive and we enjoyed it tremendously. They do not accept American credit cards in Cuba so make sure to bring a credit card from another country or bring plenty of cash. The resort arranges to have a taxi pick you up at the airport which is very nice.

  • familylikes2travel : Qualicum Beach, Canada
Amazing Cuba Vacation

We have been to several places in Cuba, this is our favourite. The plus side was a little further away from everything, but quieter and nicer. The staff was excellent. Our housekeeper Juliet was the best! Made towel art everyday. Fridge was always supplied with water and soft drinks. Make sure you take out your water if you want a new one each day. We emailed in advance asking for a top floor room which we got and appreciated. No elevator but the exercise was good for us. Our room was in block 46, near the back of the resort, quite a walk to the beach. We didn't mind, but those with difficulty walking should ask for one closer to the pools and beach. Thank you for the umbrella in the room for those evening downpours. Our only disappointments with the room was that the entrance with no window faced the ocean, but our sliding glass door and balcony faced the service buildings and the king bed was not a king but 2 doubles pushed together. The VIP bar was excellent, although it was a bit small and closed too early. We went there every night. Excellent bartenders. They served everyone promptly and fairly. We went to every A la Carte. They all had their good points, but we liked the Italian the best because of the food, setting and service. The pizza at the Italian restaurant at lunch was fantastic! Worth waiting in line for. Buffet staff was really good too. We did find the beach crowded and unless we were up early to reserve a spot, we could not find shade under a palapa. The best snorkelling spot is found to your right, facing the beach, swim out a fair distance. There is a virtual garden under the sea. Definitely bring your own snorkelling gear. We did not need beach shoes, the water is clear so you can see where there are rocks to avoid. Book a hobie cat early in the day, because it usually got cancelled in the afternoon when the wind got too strong. We felt the towel exchange should have been closer to the resort instead of down at the beach, and they often ran out of clean ones before the end of the day. Bring your own towel from home and leave it as a gift for staff, because the plastic chairs on the beach need a little extra cushioning. One very fun thing we did was rent a scooter for the day. We found the most beautiful beaches, saw the most incredible sights. We love the cuban people and culture. Bought fresh fruit from the locals, and found little markets to buy gifts. I definitely recommend this for those comfortable to go out on their own. You do have to go early to get a scooter (limited quantity), and it is right outside in front of the lobby. We tipped a lot here because the service was so good. Bring soft drinks to security. It gets hot standing out there all day. The negatives I mentioned in this review are more for management to be aware of, but this place is fabulous!! We recommend it. We had such a great vacation here, and love it so much, we are definitely coming back and bringing more people with us!

  • Seethaler : St Catharines
Blau Under Renovation Oct 30 to Nov 6

We are returning guests and enjoy Blau Costa Verde Plus. There are some changes underway so readers might need to know the following:Blocks 16 and 17, 28 and many others are closed due to renovation. The main buffet is closed for much needed renovation. The Cuban restaurant is the new buffet. Mosquitoes bother me and I sprayed daily but the outside buffet was bothersome for me. I prefer indoors. The a la cartes were excellent as always. The grill at the beach was closed and this was dissappointing as well as we were looking forward to the grilled fish. The Italian restaurant is open to everyone not just Plus guests but is still operational for lunch. It is always excellent. The VIP bar is a great time and we always enjoy the professional hospitality of Junier. We also thoroughly enjoyed the humour and service of Eduardo he was very good as well. One item of advice for the Blau - please teach the employees to use tongs or a clean scoop for the ice, I saw far too many employees using bare hands and bare handed food preparation. This was at the main buffet, and where drinks are served the only place this never occured was VIP Bar Junier always uses tongs for everything. Investing in some disposable gloves would be a good sanitary idea. We always have excellent service and enjoy the flare bartender at the Pirate ship bar and our food service is always impeccable. I really just wished everything was open and there was no mention of the closures on the Hola Sun website.

  • C1421PUhelenc : Lytham St Annes
Second vist and just as good

Returned to this hotel for a second time in October and it was just as good as it was last year. We were very lucky and arrived just after the Hurricane so some of the blocks were still closed and they were putting the hotel back together after taking down lights etc. before the hurricane hit. However none of this affected our holiday. Food was excellent, staff friendly and helpful especially our Thomas Cook Rep who went above and beyond in his service. We upgraded to the plus package which I can recommend. We will be going back next year.

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
  • Room service 7am-10pm
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-1am)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Shuffleboard
  • Archery
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 309 rooms in four 3 & 4-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 2 la carte restaurants (Cuban, Italian, International)
  • 4 bars including Beach bar, Snack bar
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool with free-form
  • 3 tennis courts (3 lit) on-site
  • Shopping plaza
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving and Dive shop on-site (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
Hotel Room has:
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Max occ 3 up to 2 adults
Additional room categories available. Please inquire.
Kids Stay Free - Kids 3-14 stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults. Max 1 kid.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 10 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kid's club, Babysitting service (fee), Games room and Kid's pool.
Honeymooners Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

Weddings - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.

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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Blau Costa Verde Plus Beach Resort
Playa Pesquero Rafael Freyre Holguin, Holguin 80100 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.