Varadero

Travel Guide
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.

La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
Calle 51, #113, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
The price is £28 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this beach farm stay in Varadero. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and breakfast. Popular attractions Varadero Beach and Las 8000 Taquillas Park and ...
1/5 (1 review)
"Paid for this property and no rooms available"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

La Cuna del Daiquiri Boutique Hotel
Hostal Selfa
Hostal Selfa
2.5 out of 5
Calle 27 #105-A e/ 1 & 2, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
The price is £35 per night from 23 Aug to 24 Aug
Stay at this guesthouse in Varadero. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Varadero Beach and Artisan Market are located nearby. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (25 reviews)
"Selfa was really nice and helpful. The room is comfortable and equipped with TV, A/C, and fridge. The beach is 2 minutes from the property. We loved our stay here."

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2022

Hostal Selfa
Casa de Betty and Jorge
Casa de Betty and Jorge
3 out of 5
#108A 31, Varadero
The price is £35 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Varadero. Enjoy breakfast, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Popular attractions Varadero Beach and Artisan Market are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Perfecto
"Aunque no pudimos completar nuestra estancia por motivos personales, el tiempo que pasamos fue perfecto. La casa tiene una entrada independiente lo que facilita las llegadas y una genial terraza para pasar un rato tranquilos. La habitación es grande y muy cómoda. Todo estaba perfectamente limpio ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2022

Casa de Betty and Jorge
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.
Casa Karelia
Casa Karelia
2.5 out of 5
Calle 43 entre 2da y 3ra, Nº 216, Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
The price is £39 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this apartment in Varadero. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and breakfast. Popular attractions Varadero Beach and Las 8000 Taquillas Park and Shopping ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"Had an excellent stay at this Casa. Karelia and Viktor were extremely kind and generous and really helped navigate the city for a first time visitor. The room was perfect-there was a TV and AC, and a beautiful yard to enjoy. Overall, everything was very comfortable. I used an app English to Spanish ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2022

Casa Karelia
Ricardo Bella Vista
Ricardo Bella Vista
3 out of 5
Calle 54 esquina 5ta Avenida, Nº 501A, Varadero, Matanzas, 42200
The price is £90 per night from 16 Sep to 17 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Varadero. Enjoy a 24-hour front desk, private gardens and a furnished patio. Popular attractions Varadero ...
Ricardo Bella Vista
Villas Experience Varadero by Be Live
Villas Experience Varadero by Be Live
3.5 out of 5
Ave Las Americas Km1, Varadero
Stay at this 3.5-star villa in Varadero. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
"good property, old, and not maintained well. Front desk always busy, had to wait every time."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Villas Experience Varadero by Be Live
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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