Hotel Starfish Cuatro Palmas, Varadero,(Previously Hotel Mercure Cuatro Palmas), provides sun beds and parasols for guest's use and some basic watersports facilities. An ideal resort for those wanting to sample local bars, restaurants and nightlife.
Rooms featured are in the main colonial style hotel building and there is also bungalow accomodation across the road.
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. 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 marvellous 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 north-eastern end of the peninsula.
In addition, Cárdenas, the nearby city of Matanzas, the Zapata's Peninsula and the San Miguel de los Baños Spa offer cultural, historic and natural attractions.
In addition, the Varadero Golf Club, designed by architect Les Furber, chairman 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.
Marinas such as Chapelin, Dársena de Varadero and Gaviota, guarantee excellent conditions and invited to go diving, including appropriate boats, trained personnel, diving centres, 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 colonies of multicoloured 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.