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Convention Center Plaza America

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Address: Autopista Sur km. 11, Varadero, Cuba
Phone Number: 53 45 66 8181
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Don't go out of you way to get here!

A Cuban attempt at being a real commercial mall, There are some restaurants and convenience shops, souvenirs, benches, and friendly people. It's nothing fancy but it does have a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A Cuban attempt at being a real commercial mall, There are some restaurants and convenience shops, souvenirs, benches, and friendly people. It's nothing fancy but it does have a nice ocean view photo-op from from the back walkway. If you have to use the washrooms you better have a few pesos. Not a great way to encourage people to shop... More 

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Seaforth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The mall was ok, you need to have $ to use the washroom, lady wanted a tip. If you walk down the steps at the back of the mall and go right, you'll see some cool holes in the ground, looking down to the water below, really neat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Shops, restaurants etc as a difference to the large all-inclusive hotels. There is a well equiped supermarket there as well.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went shopping at Plaza America, look around before you buy anything, we found the same shirt ranging from 12-30 pesos. We found a few nice gifts but not a Hugh variety of stuff. You may do better to go into town and buy from the locals. they have stands along the road and sell a lot of the same... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had a fantastic experience at The Convention Center Plaza America. Here is my story: On Dec. 8, 2014, before noon, my mother and I were on the top of a double-decker bus, heading to Varadero (for the first time ever!! We were staying at a nearby hotel) to do some shopping. The bus stopped at all hotels and at... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm sorry but I go there just to have fun... I'm sure everybody now, thanks to Tripadvisor and such websites, knows about scamming that goes on there at the cashier's. We were there Friday, Oct. 31 just to look around and purchase some items. My calculated total came up to 14.60 CUC. I made sure I bought items that had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want to do mini walks on little shops. This can be a 1 hr stop. They have minute shops and a restaurant with live music. Nothing else. Beach is accessible but beaches in your own hotel is better. Not a preferred stop.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Has everything you need in one little place and is good to get some souvenirs and essentials like water, snacks etc. The supermarket has lilos and snorkels etc and there is also a camera shop which is convenient. They showed the world cup on a big screen and you could buy beer from the supermarket or a little stool with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very kind staff in the shops, cafes, supermarkets, nice tThere is a state-owned bank with a good rate of exchangeo talk to !!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Center was quite neat, but overall way too loud and not at all appealing for our type of travel. There were lines for everything, and not really any appeal to go to any specific store. The show going on in the middle was loud enough to make talking difficult

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