Varadero, which spans Cuba’s narrow Hicacos peninsula, is a popular spa town. Along the 20km coastline on the Atlantic, there is a string of all-inclusive hotels and spa resorts and a golf course.
Near the eastern tip of the peninsula is the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, a reserve with trails and an ancient burial cave. Josone Park has a pond and gardens.
Varadero is the most beautiful of the Cuban beaches and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean. Its total area is 14.4 square kilometers, with an approximate length of 21km of beach and an average width of the sand strip of 22 meters. It has facilities for nautical activities, golf, events and incentive trips, an attractive nightlife, all accompanied by a tourist infrastructure to guarantee customer satisfaction.
The transparency of its waters, the dissimilar blue tones of the sea, its fine white sands, its warm climate, its vegetation and natural landscapes, make it an unforgettable spa.
The province of Matanzas is the second largest in terms of length, its setoff is quite rugged with hills that create a mountainous landscape of unequaled beauty.
The natural charms attract the traveler, since it has the largest corridor of migratory birds, as well as a wide endemic flora and fauna.
The average annual temperature in Matanzas is 24 ° C, so the “City of Bridges” enjoys an excellent climate all year round. This is a city full of history, heritage and cultural values where the foreign visitor finds exclusive novelties typical of the destination.
In the Athens of Cuba, the Sauto theater also stands out, linked to renowned artistic personalities and located in the historic center of the city. With 150 years of foundation, it coexists with the Museum of the Slave Route, the only one in Latin America. This destination also has the well-known Ciudad de las Primicias or also the Bandera city: Cárdenas, where past and modernity are harmoniously combined. At the entrances of the city of classic architectural style, the monuments to the bicycle and the horse-drawn carriage stand out as fundamental means of transport of the neighbors of yesteryear.
Excursions from Varadero to Havana, to Havana with Tropicana cabaret, to Trinidad, to Cienfuegos, to Santa Clara to Guamá, to Cayo Blanco by catamaran, to Cayo Largo and to Playa Larga.
Calle 62. Live Cuban and traditional music, Palacio de la Rumba, Mambo Club, Casa de la Música, La Comparsita and Cabaret La Cueva del Pirata.
The best area to stay in Varadero is the Far East, the area with the largest offer of hotels, transport connections and proximity to attractions.
Cayo Blanco is the closest to Havana and Varadero and, therefore, the most crowded with tourists.
The tranquility and beauty of the beaches of the keys such as Cayo Santa María surpasses Varadero; But if you don't want to stay in a hotel in the Cayo, your best option is to go to Varadero.