Varadero

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Varadero

Quickly becoming a popular Caribbean resort location, this town on a narrow Cuban peninsula has a beautiful beach and more than 50 tourist hotels.

Visit Varadero on the Hicacos Peninsula to enjoy the long, beautiful expanse of white-sand beach. Luxuriate with up-scale amenities on an all-inclusive resort vacation, enjoy thrilling watersports or simply relax in the sun. This area has over 50 hotels and continues to expand tourist-focused services for the increasing numbers of foreign visitors to Cuba.

Varadero Beach is the area’s prime attraction. Its sands stretching for 12 miles (20 kilometers) have been described as being as soft and white as powdered sugar. Plant an umbrella in the sand and relax beneath it with a cool drink. Wade into the clear, warm water and watch schools of colorful fish swim around your feet. Snorkel in deeper water; you may find yourself swimming next to a ray or turtle.

Beyond the beach, find other activities for the family. Walk through the centrally located Parque Josone to enjoy its lake and landscaped gardens. Rent a rowboat or waterbike and glide across the water with the resident geese.

The caves in the region offer opportunities to cool off while doing some exploration and learning about interesting geology. Bring your kids and a flashlight to Ambrosio Cave to see pre-Columbian cave paintings and fruit bats. Saturno Cave off the road to Matanzas includes a subterranean pool for snorkeling and swimming.

The region has excellent restaurants and clubs, with new and exciting developments opening on a frequent basis. Visit a marine park, try scuba diving and arrange an aerial tour of the peninsula. If you enjoy golf, try Varadero Golf Club’s 18 holes on a nicely landscaped area. Have a post-round cocktail on the rooftop of the mansion built by American industrialist Irénée du Pont.

Varadero is less than a 3-hour drive from José Martí International Airport in Havana. Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Varadero, receives some international flights. Travel to Matanzas in less than 1 hour by car to explore more traditional Cuban culture away from the beach resort area.

Hostal Torres
Hostal Torres
2.5 out of 5
Avenida 1Ra # 1213 e/ 12 y 13, Santa Marta, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is CA $40 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Varadero, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Varadero Beach and Artisan Market. Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall and Josone Park ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
"Only about 3km to Varadero Beach.Lots of good places to eat,great coffee shop Cafeccino, great icecream place Delacream near by."

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Hostal Torres
Royalton Hicacos - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Royalton Hicacos - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Crt. Las Morlas Km 15 Autopista Varader, Varadero, Varadero
This Varadero property is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ambrosio Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Marina Gaviota and Josone Park. Las 8000 Taquillas Park ...
4.1/5Very Good! (370 reviews)
not as we expected
"Clearly not a 5* in EU Or in USA but in Cuba yes. Noisy room, they dont offer other room.. lots of food nice on the pictures but the quality not the best. Beach is nice."

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2020

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Royalton Hicacos - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive
Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Americas, Km 1, Varadero, Matanzas
Nestled on the beach, this Varadero property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Varadero Beach, Josone Park, and Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall. Marlin Marina ...
4/5Very Good! (189 reviews)
Great hotel beach and dronks
"We love the hotel , the beach and the drinks .. they served wines which is not normally seen .. the staff could b a little slow .. but it’s Cuban .. food was ok .. just like all inclusive .. u get tired after a while . One thing I don’t like is to eat at few restaurants .. u don’t always get reservation ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

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Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beach 33
Beach 33
2.5 out of 5
Avenida 1ra entre 32 y 33, Nº 3204 A, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is CA $67 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Varadero, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall and Varadero Beach. Artisan Market and Josone ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"guter Ausgangspunkt ,Internationale Bank gegenüber,Geldautomat bei Nationaler Bank 150 m ,Besitzer sehr freundlich,Taxis unverschämt teuer(Turi-Abzocke) ,keine Taximeter. Gute Cocktailbar 100 m .Strand in 2 Minuten."

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

Beach 33
Villas Experience Varadero by Be Live
Villas Experience Varadero by Be Live
3.5 out of 5
Ave Las Americas Km1, Varadero
Situated on the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Varadero Beach and Josone Park. Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
"good property, old, and not maintained well. Front desk always busy, had to wait every time."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

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Varadero 35
Varadero 35
3 out of 5
Avenida 1ra esquina Calle 35, Nº 3502, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is CA $67 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Situated in Varadero, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall and Varadero Beach. Artisan Market and Josone ...
Varadero 35
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