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About Varadero

Known for its finest beaches, Varadero is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean islands. The island is home to pristine beaches, swaying palm trees, and world-class resorts.

What to do in Varadero?

Playa Varadero

Playa Varadero, also known as Playa Azul is one of the best-known beaches in Cuba. The white sandy beach with crystal clear waters is what attracts tourists from all over the world. Varadero offers several adventure activities including snorkeling, sailing, jet-skiing, and more. The warm temperatures make it a perfect destination to travel to any time of the year, so plan your vacation now.

Snorkeling at Coral beach

If you love snorkeling, then this is the best place to explore the underwater world. The beach is home to tropical fishes and coral gardens and is about 3 km off the Via Blanca, between Matanzas and Varadero. If you are a professional snorkeler, you can visit the reserve all by yourself, but if you are a beginner, then you must book a tour.

Varadero street market

Varadero street market is located in the downtown area and is the best place for shopping in Varadero. You can wander in this market and buy some souvenirs, paintings, leather goods, wood carvings, jewelry, and other hand-made things. Apart from shopping, you can try some amazing snacks and refreshments. In this market, you can also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides.

What to see in Varadero?

Saturno Caves

The Saturno Caves or Cueva de Saturno is a natural wonder that is located about 20 km west of Varadero, in the Matanzas province. This cave is a popular tourist attraction and is a must-visit when in Cuba. The big opening in the ground is filled with clear water, making it a perfect place to swim, snorkel and see the beauty underneath the water. Scuba divers can also take advantage of the two galleries that reach a depth of 20 meters.

Delfinario (Dolphinarium)

The Delfinario is located in a natural mangrove lagoon. Two shows happen daily, one at 11 am and the other at 3:30 pm, the show goes on for about 35-40 minutes after which you can get pictures clicked with the dolphin for a price. Animal lovers can kiss, cuddle, swim, and interact with the dolphins as well, making it a must-visit.

Parque Josone

Parque Josone is a peaceful oasis that is located in the heart of Varadero and was established in 1940. This tropical oasis is filled with tropical vegetation, colorful birds, an artificial lake, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, a mini-golf course, and boating, making it a great place to spend your day with family and friends. Apart from these activities, you can also spot some bars and restaurants in the area.

Where to stay in Varadero?

Iberostar Laguna Azul

Iberostar is located on the beaches of Varadero. It is less than 17 km from the city of Varadero and about 160 km from the capital city, Havana. The hotel is a perfect spot for couples, families, and groups with a ton of activities and facilities to enjoy, including; several restaurants, nightclubs, and others.

Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga All Inclusive

The hotel is located about 100 meters from the beach, making it the perfect place for you to spend your vacations. The airport is around 19 km from the hotel and approximately 2km from the town center. The hotel has 292 rooms spread over two floors, a bar, restaurants, internet access, a kid's playroom, a swimming pool, and more.

Valentin El Patriarca Varadero

The five-star hotel is located right next to the famous and idyllic Varadero beach. With a prime beachfront location, the hotels offer some exclusive rooms, and a wide range of facilities and services, including, a spa, boutique, medical center, swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants and bars, and more, making it the perfect accommodation choice for your vacation.


Frequently Asked Questions

See below for frequently asked questions.

Can I travel to Varadero right now?

Yes, Varadero is open for travel.

Are Varadero Resorts safe?

Yes, resorts in Varadero are very safe as the rest of Varadero.

Can I book my trip to Varadero now and pay later?

Yes, you can book your travel now and pay later through our book now and pay later option.

When is the best time to book an all-inclusive trip to Varadero?

The best time to book an all-inclusive trip to Varadero is considered to be October and November.

How long should my Varadero vacation be?

The minimum time to travel to Varadero must be at least 4 days.

How much does a Varadero vacation package cost?

The average price of a 7-day trip to Varadero is around $850 depending on the season.

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