On a quiet side street off the main road at the beginning of Varadero village, Villa Tortuga is surrounded by lush vegetation, contributing to its laidback feel. The open layout brings the outdoors in, from the reception and lobby bar (with bartenders in smart uniforms), to the low-slung buildings housing the guestrooms.
Next to the main entrance – on the street side – is a captivating terrace where guests enjoy their coffee, espresso or cappuccino.
There are plenty of other activities. A billiards table is located next to the lobby bar, and you can enjoy non-motorized activities such as kayaking, catamaran sailing and windsurfing, or play volleyball and table tennis.
Villa Tortuga is a cozy, no-frills, three-star hotel, favored by returning guests looking for these features. However, if you prefer more luxury (4 or more star quality), choose a hotel further north on the peninsula, though the beaches there aren’t superior.