Varadero is one of the largest resorts in the Caribbean, located on the narrow 13-mile long Hicacos Peninsula on Cuba's north coast.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Cardenas Bay, the resort is linked to the mainland by two bridges.
Varadero is known for offering everything a holidaymaker would need - amazing beaches, numerous activities and a lively nightlife. Relax the day away basking in the sunshine and enjoy local music and food as the sun goes down.
What are the beaches like in Varadero?
With miles of soft white sand, sloping into clear blue seas and lined with palm trees, it's easy to understand why the beach is so popular in Varadero.
There are many water sports on offer on a Varadero holiday, including scuba diving, snorkelling, parasailing and windsurfing as well as plenty of famous diving spots up and down the shore offering lessons and courses.
Sightseeing in Varadero
As such rich natural beauty surrounds Varadero most holidaymakers enjoy taking part in activities that explore this. Deep-sea fishing, jeep safaris and catamaran trips are popular choices.
To indulge your cultural side, visit the capital of the region Matanzas. Wandering through this city, which was founded in 1693, gives you a chance to really witness its incredible Afro-Cuban history.
Evenings in Varadero
Holidays to Varadero offer dining options for all tastes and budgets. You'll find fast food, stalls and smarter restaurants all nestled together waiting for you to take your pick. Traditional Cuban food is the main cuisine on offer.
After eating head to one of the local bars where you'll find live music and various shows including cabarets. Cuban beats alongside rum cocktails are an ideal way to spend your evening on a Varadero holiday. The only decision you'll have to make is whether to have a mojito, daiquiri or both!
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