As Cuba’s largest beach resort, it’s no wonder that holidays to Varadero are a massive draw. Set on a 12 mile long peninsula with stunning white sandy beaches and safe crystal clear water, Varadero hotel rooms remain popular all year round thanks to the fine Caribbean weather. Although Varadero is the main beach resort in Cuba it is still not as commercialised as many other Caribbean locations.
The most popular Varadero hotels include the Iberostar Varadero and Paradisus Varadero.
Many of Varadero’s hotels are set in extensive grounds that ensure there is a sense of seclusion and space for guests. The majority of Varadero’s hotels are all-inclusive so they offer a variety of day and evening entertainment and include all meals and drinks – though you’d be missing out on the real Cuban experience if you spent all your time in the hotel.
At the end of the peninsula is a nature reserve named Punta Hicacos with secluded beaches, scuba diving sites and caves, including one with pre-Columbian cave paintings. The most famous building in the area is the Villa Xanadu that once belonged to the wealthy American Dupont family. Villa Xanadu is now famous as a French restaurant with beautiful views of the surrounding area, and well worth visiting on a Varadero holiday.
Golfers should visit the only 18 hole course in Cuba, hosted in Varadero and those wanting something a little different from their Varadero holiday should visit the aquarium, which is one of the many spots that allow swimming with dolphins in Cuba.
The Cuban capital Havana has a vast choice of evening entertainment with a range of restaurant and bar options, salsa bars, and cabaret shows. ” Havana is approximately 2 hours from Varadero and makes a worthwhile day or evening excursion. If you would like assistance on your Varadero holiday, there are a variety of excursions available that can be booked via our local representative.