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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.

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
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Nestled on the beach, this Varadero property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ambrosio Park and Marina Gaviota. Josone Park and Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping ...
Royalton Hicacos - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Hostal Selfa
Hostal Selfa
2.5 out of 5
Calle 27 #105-A e/ 1 & 2, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is CA $49 per night from May 7 to May 7
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Artisan Market and Varadero Beach. Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall and Josone Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
"Great customer service. It's worth more than the cost."

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

Hostal Selfa
Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive
Melia Internacional Varadero-All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Las Americas, Km 1, Varadero, Matanzas
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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

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.
Angela & Sons Apartmento Vista Mare Varadero
Angela & Sons Apartmento Vista Mare Varadero
Avenida Playa 3902, 39y40, Varadero, Matanzas
The price is CA $110 per night from May 11 to May 11
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 ...
Angela & Sons Apartmento Vista Mare Varadero
Casa Don Pepe 5 Rooms- 20 Meters To Varadero Beach
Casa Don Pepe 5 Rooms- 20 Meters To Varadero Beach
2.5 out of 5
10 Calle 10, Varadero, Matanzas
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Artisan Market and Varadero Beach. Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping Mall and Josone ...
Casa Don Pepe 5 Rooms- 20 Meters To Varadero Beach
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.

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Reviews of Varadero

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 29.26829268292683%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.90243902439025%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 14.634146341463415%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 7.317073170731708%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 4.878048780487805%

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 8, 2020

Lovely beach town with friendly people and very safe.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 27, 2020

Enjoyed exploring the du Pont mansion

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2020

Gorgeous beach

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Jan 22, 2020

The old cars are cool and the people are very friendly and trust worthy. I felt very safe

4/5 - Good

Gene

Jan 19, 2020

The people of Cuba are respectful and happy to help where they can. The resorts could use refreshing and the food could be better. Overall it is a fun place to vacation and would go back again.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 8, 2019

Bad food can ruin everything.

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