The beach of Varadero is considered by many as the best beach in the world and it is one of the main tourist destinations of the Caribbean—even if Varadero is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Varadero has many of the appeals required of a dreamlike beach: coconut trees, white sand, good weather and lots of sun, all types of water and recreation activities, even for going with children. It is ideal for indulging in the dolce far niente, soothed by Caribbean rhythms.
Located on the Peninsula of Hicacos, in the northern part of the province of Matanzas and around 140 km from the city of Havana, Varadero features 20 km of first rate beaches. Varadero is ideal for beach and sun worshippers, and on top of this at the hotels located there (most of them are ‘all inclusive’) they will do everything they can to make sure you don’t get bored—if you let them.
Besides enjoying the sun, the fine sand and crystal clear water, there are other things to do in Varadero. We suggest you visit the Artisans’ Market, plentiful in souvenirs so you can take gifts back home: straw hats, Che Guevara T-shirts and typical music are among the things you can find. Nearby is the home of Al Capone, today a famous restaurant. It is a fine stone house with blue wooden balconies and a tiled roof near the sea shore.
Another experience you can enjoy is driving a speedboat or jet ski out in the sea. It is great to feel the wind in your face while going by sand banks with lots of birds and mangroves. You can even visit a crocodile breeding farm!
You will surely enjoy your vacation in Varadero, either indulging in doing nothing at all or embarking on more intensive activities. It’s the perfect combination of calm and fun!
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has 4 hotels in Varadero. These 4 and 5-star complexes offer an All Inclusive option and they are located right by the beach. The All Inclusive hotels in Varadero take care of every little detail: rooms are filled with luxury and comfort, the food service is complete and varied, to suit every taste, and the entertainment and sports offer will provide an intensive vacation for guests.”