This site requires JavaScript. I will only be visible if you have it.

Barcelo Solymar

Resort Map
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • All Inclusive Features
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • Kids
  • Weddings
  • Bonus
Our Opinion
In a great central location, close to local shopping and nightlife. The Barcelo Solymar is a good choice for couples and singles looking for a lively vacation as there a few nightclubs within walking distance. A great beach and nice pool area. The rooms could use some updating. Merged with the Arenas Blancas Resort to become one resort complex with two sections. A good 4 star resort because of its location, pool and beach area.


Couples and families alike will experience an unforgettable holiday at the Barcelo Solymar. A wide variety of daytime activities await you at the beach or around the pool. Then relax and enjoy the nightly entertainment. As the first Barcelo hotel in Cuba, this property offers both hotel room and bungalow accomodations, and is within easy walking distance to the cafes and shops of the town of Varadero.

Location: Beachfront between the Arenas Blanca and Hotel International, 25 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 5 minutes to Varadero and 2 hours from Havana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tricia5533 : Prince George, Canada
Wonderful beach, sunsets and staff!

This was my fourth trip to Cuba and my second time at the Barcelo Solymar. I would definitely return to this resort because of the awesome beach, sunsets and staff. If you are looking for fine dining, luxury accommodations and top shelf liquor then don’t go to Cuba. If you are looking for fabulous beaches, stunning sunsets and friendly people then you may also enjoy the Barcelo Solymar. Even though the resort was at full capacity there were chairs around the pools and on the beach for a group of six adults and a baby at all times of the day. The food and accommodations are adequate if you aren’t too fussy. Members of our group described Cuba as being kind of like Costco – sometimes items are available and sometimes they are not. Some days there were hand towels and some days there were not, some evenings there was mint for mojitos and some evenings there was not, some mornings there were onions for omelets and some mornings there are not. Overall though, we ate well and no one got sick.. We did, however, run low on bottled water in the rooms with more than one person, so perhaps the resort could leave a bottle for every person registered to a room. Special thanks to the following people who helped make our vacation awesome:- Onay, who booked our a la cartes and lined us up with tour guide Lucia Perez and driver Nivo for a wonderful tour of Havana - Luis the waiter in the buffet who helped keep our group together- Marisela the housekeeper who did a great job and made awesome towel artThanks to everyone for making our stay so enjoyable – hope to see you again soon!

  • Vicken_MR_CHURCHILL : Montreal, Canada
my second home :)

been going there since 1998, went to VRA severatimes, but I always end up there.I already stayed here 12 times and would go back and again ...let me put it this way, it ain't the Ritz, but it is very clean and the staff is polite and friendly.especially when they know you, and have seen many of the same staff members spacial thanks to my Brothers Ernesto. and Yvan, hope to see you soon...

  • kentuckyduck : Collingwood, Canada
Wonderful vacation!

I was apprehensive to visit Cuba with just my daughter. However, we both LOVED Veradero. The resort was adequate with lots of good things and only a couple of ok things. Rooms are clean but the hotel needs updated and maintained. The staff is AMAZING...all of them. Wifi is horrible but forces you to take a break from technology! The food is bland but lots to choose from so you won't go hungry. I will return.

  • J9387WJmartinb :
Don't go there . Pay more and got more.

The food and the room is discausting. You will be loot by the service. It is not supost to be my problem if they don't have change . If you want to be screw up side down i sugest you that hotel. The beach is bautifull but it's the same at every other hotel so take another one. The travel agent working for air canada , Angel , will surly be late and is a crook who laught at clients like the rest of the staff.

  • Amir Z :
Great hotel for the younger crowd!

I've been to this hotel 3-4 times already. It is definitely a hotel that is good for the younger crowd. I would not stay here if your there with your family or honeymoon etc... I had great times when I've been there!

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • 2 snack bars
  •  2 a la carte dinners per week w/reservations
  • All drinks (Local and selected International drinks, 24 hours)
  • Mini-bar includes: water, soft drinks and beer only
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge chairs & towels (pool/beach)
  • Daytime tennis
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Boogie Boards
  • Boccie
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool/person/stay
  • Use of bicycles (1 hour/day)
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Game room
  • Billiards
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Disco, drinks included
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 525 rooms in one 4-storey building and 2-storey bungalows
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Cuban and Seafood, dress code & reservations required
  • 6 bars including Beach bar
  • 2 free-form pools
  • Golf nearby
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts (2 lit)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities (fee)
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Kiddie's park

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adapter required)
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Junior Suite Bungalows

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Pay safe
  • Balcony with pool, garden or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 adults, 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults & 1 child

Kids Deals - 1st child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids from 2-12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, playground, and kids section of main pool. Babysitting service also available, (with a fee, and based on availability.)

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, (if available at check-in) fruit basket, bottle of rum, Gala dinner in a la carte restaurant, breakfast in bed day after arrival. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Golf Packages - 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.

Resort Location Map

  • Barcelo Solymar

  • Hotel Contacts
  • Extra Info
  • Disclaimer
Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort
Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200 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.