Varadero Beach, Matanzas, Cuba : Hundreds of thousands of tourists' come to Varadero, Cuba's leading tourist resort, each year, lured mainly by the over 18 km of white, sandy beaches.
There is a great variety of Hotels in Varadero, for the more exquisite likes, from luxurious All Inclusive hotels 5 stars to small and welcoming inns.
You can Rent a Car in Varadero International Airport "Juan Gualberto Gómez" or Rent a car in Havana or bus and access Varadero, Cuba's most visited beach by road.
The world-famous resort is 130 kilometers east of Havana. You can also travel by plane, landing at Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport, on the road that links the city of Matanzas with Varadero.
Varadero is a free port and has exceptionally good conditions for practice Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, yachting and other water sports.
The calm, clear waters range in colour from turquoise to deep blue, a nice weather, little rain, and low humidity are among the conditions that make Varadero an ideal spot the year around.
Located on the northernmost part of the island of Cuba, Varadero Beach runs along the narrow Hicacos Peninsula for 22 Km (over 13.5 miles). It has a wide strip of fine, white sand that slopes gently into the sea, whose warm, clear waters encompass an incomparable range of blues. The Peninsula is connected to the main land with a lift bridge.
Its main attraction has always been its marvelous beach, but this is not all it has to offer, you can explore its caves and escarpments, a necklace of virgin keys that are easy to get to and the carefully preserved natural landscape at the northeastern end of the peninsula. In addition, Cárdenas, the nearby city of Matanzas, the Zapata Peninsula and the San Miguel de los Baños Spa offer cultural, historic and natural attractions.
In addition, the Varadero Golf Club, the first 18 hole Golf Course in Cuba was designed by architect Les Furber, President of the Canadian company Golf Design Services is located in Peñas de San Bernardino. The golf course combines different styles, including classical, with broad streets limited by trees, and wide and unprotected greens. The complement to the golf course is the Club House, where players meet after a golf session. The Xanadu Mansion, as it is called, was designed by architects Cavarrocas and Govantes in 1927.
Facilities for congresses are complemented by the Plaza America Convention Center. You can also enjoy archeological attractions like Ambrosio's Cave and the Musulmanes (Muslims) Cave.
On your way to Varadero beach, on the left bank of the Canímar River, you will find the Tropicana Matanzas Cabaret, a version of the world-famous Tropicana Cabaret in Havana.
The oldest logging facility in the world-famous beach resort, the Varadero Internacional Hotel, founded in 1950, is a traditional six-story compact building featuring an architectural design from the 1950s.,
Marinas such as Chapelin, Dársena de Varadero and Gaviota guarantee excellent conditions and eans to go diving, including appropriate boats, trained personnel, scuba diving centers, hyperbaric chambers and means of transportation in case of an emergency. The main diving site in Varadero is known as Hoyo Azul Ojo del Mégano, a huge 70-meter-wide cave that is famous for its underwater walls, coral reefs and schools of multicolored fish. In addition, the Cayo Piedras del Norte Marine Park, the first and only attraction of its kind, covers an area of nearly two square nautical miles.