Varadero is Cuba's tourist mecca and is the largest resorts complex in the Caribbean, national tourists started to coming here in 1872, but the international development didn't begin until 1930's when the US chemical millionaire Irenee Dupont Nemours built a large estate on the peninsula. Even Mafia boss Al Capone used to holiday in Varadero.
The peninsula has 21 km of white sandy beaches, and is like heaven for sun worshipping people. The peninsula is only 1.2 km at its widest point. It slopes to the northeast, where its tip "Hicacos Pointis" the northernmost point of Cuba. Varadero beach is virtually unbroken 12 km long swath that widens and improves eastward then breaks up into smaller beaches.
If all you want is sun, sand and sea, then Varadero is the place to go!


Varadero is 140 km east of Havana, 34 km east of Matanzas and 16 km from Cárdenas away. The most famous Beach-Holiday place of Cuba is settled at the North coast on  the peninsula Hicacos, which is in the province Matanzas. Varadero is Cuba's premier beach resort, set on a sheltered peninsula with what many claim to be one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean and has a multiplicity of modern and comfortable hotels and offers splendid nightlife, with over 100 bars and nightclubs.Varadero is ideal Caribbean vacation place for a combining of beach and nightlife.
Wide variety of options to do during the day, excursions in submarines, scuba diving, parachute jumps, dolphin shows and golf.
All the attractions brings its unique vacation excellence to one of the Caribbean's most famous beaches. There are also some good discos, bars and clubs include The Eclipse, LaBamba, Habana Cafe, La Patana.


3 Diving Centres and diving sport centres and many other different casual holiday is offers at their disposal.  Diving in Varadero offers something for each diver and Snorkeler. It is the place for diving education courses and to start diving. Outstanding education pools and the flattens coast waters is a trademark for the diving formation of Varadero. 


There are lots of exiting tours and sightseeing's. Josone Park, in the center of Varadero, is a nature area with restaurants and cultural events which can be toured by horse and carriage from resort hotels. There is also a dolphin aquarium with shows. Evening entertainment at the hotels is high quality, with plenty of traditional Cuban music and dancing. Cuba ´s cocktails are famous worldwide.
Among excursions from Varadero are a Jungle Tour on jet skis through the waterways, a submarine trip to the offshore reefs, a boat trip on the Canimar River, helicopter trip to the Yumuri Valley and the nearby Bellamar Caves. Amongst these are the Cueva de San Ambrosio, with its cave art; the Cuevas de Musulmanes.
The Varadero region offers visitors a wide range of choices: ecotourism, scuba diving, fishing, birds watching, cultural tourism. A daytrip to Havana is a must and just over 2 hours away by road,
Visit Yumuri Valley, this is most impressive valley in Cuba, surpassed only by Vinales, located at the east of the Havana-Matanzas mountain 8 km in diameter. Varadero offer deluxe & budgets resorts. Most of the deluxe hotels sit over their own private beaches. Water sports abound, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Bellamar Cave, located at the exit of Matanzas city, is considered to be one of the wonders of Cuban geography. Famous for its karstic crystals, stalactites and stalagmites. Explored area of the cave is 3 km long, while its deepest part descends to 48 meters.
Daytrip flights also operate to Trinidad. Unesco World Heritage Site on the south coast with perfectly preserved colonial houses and streets.


Varadero's most exiting tour, full-day, half-day or sunset sail cruises from Chapelin Marina, located almost at the end of the peninsula, take a one day trip on modern catamaran to magnificent Cayo Blanco. Explore beautiful beaches of the Group of Cayos Blancos islands truly magnificent unspoiled Caribbean wildness, enjoy coral reef snorkeling.

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